The Portuguese Community celebrates Trinity Sunday with the 700 year old traditionial crowning ceremony.
This year’s “Emporator” was Elja Bagaco, her daughter Delia Morrissey represented her in the procession to the church.
Elja Bagaco seen here being crowned by Father “Jim”
The Trinity Sunday mass was given by Father ‘Jim” Achadinha at Our Lady of Good Voyage.
After mass the Traditional meal of “Sopas” took place at the D.E.S. Portuguese Club.
State Senator Bruce Tarr and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken enjoyed the traditions along with hundreds of people at the D.E.S. club. (Divino Espirito Santo)
Elja Neves Bagaco seen here with her father (Manuel Neves) several years ago, is the 2018 “Emporator” for the Feast of the Holy Spirit on Trinity Sunday.
Her daughter Delia Morrissey will be representing her during the procession and ceremonies.
Elja Bagaco was diagnosed with ALS in January 2017 and the disease has quickly progressed. Since then, she has required a G-tube and then had a respiratory arrest in November. She now has a trach and on a vent. The family desperately wanted to get her home requiring a 24/7 nursing care. She is now being lovely cared for at home.
The entire Portuguese community prays to the Holy Spirit to give strength to Elja and her entire family.
See below the many participants at the Rosary and Mass this week with Father “Jim” Achadinha from Our Lady of Good Voyage.
Below D.E.S. Schedule for the Crowning:
Monday, May 21st @ 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 22nd @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 23rd @ 6:30 (mass)
Thursday, May 24th@ 7:00pm
Friday, May 25th@ 7:00pm (singing prayer)
Saturday, May 26th@ 5:30pm (rosary will be held in church- Our Lady of Good Voyage)
Sunday, May 27th@ 11:45pm at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church-mass, followed by the feast and our annual auction and raffles at the D.E.S. Club
**for those who are attending in the parade on Sunday, May 27th please meet dressed and ready to then be put in your spots at 10:30am at the D.E.S. Club**
***Tickets for the Crowning and Raffle Tickets will be sold all week long during the rosary. So for those who want tickets please see Alex Nunes or Fatima Simas for tickets.***