D.E.S. Portuguese Club 2018 “Emporator”-Elja Bagaco

Elja Bagco  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)
Crowning:
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.***

D.E.S. – Crowning – Trinity Sunday June 11th 2017

This week at the D.E.S. Club is the Rosary. Here is the Rosary schedule for the week: June 5-11)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday at 7pm – Rosary Prayer
Wednesday at 6:30pm – Mass Service
Thursday at 6:30 pm – Rosary Song Prayer…
Saturday at 6:30pm – Rosary Prayer
Following a POTLUCK dinner and complimentary refreshments!!

 

The D.E.S. Crowning is on Trinity Sunday, June, 11, 2017
Mass Service at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church at 11:45 AM

Traditional “sopas do espírito santo” will be served at 1:00 PM

(Tickets are ($10.00) and are available during Rosary week at the DES or call (978)-283-9737
Raffle Tickets – will be available during the rosary week and the day of the crowning.
You may also contact any committee member or the club for purchase. (Tickets 5 for $5.00)

We look forward to your presence and your continued support.

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2016 DES Crowning-individuals

_2016_05_22_084244The Crowning (Coronation) concludes the principal religious ceremonies and involves the placement of the silver crown on the head of the individuals. Each person crowned has a personal reason or a promise they made to God.

Manuel and Alexandria Nunes, the Mordomos for this year, also celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, and received blessing by Father Jim Achadinha.

DES Crowning–Celebrate with “Sopas”

IMG_4418Father “jim” Achadinha and Father Gene Alves and the Portuguese community commemoration of 13th Century Queen Isabella, who fed the soup to the starving peasants after the famine. The soup consists of Cabbage, beef and a tasty stew like sauce over bread.

For me it’s all about the juices, which has a hint of mint.

 

 

 

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DES Crowning–The Procession to Church

_2015_05_31_056674The procession started at the DES Portuguese Club to  Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira (The 2015 Mordomo),  and back to the church where Father “Jim” Achadinha , joined the procession up Portuguese Hill.  The neighbor pronominally Portuguese, they appreciated Father “Jim’s” participation in the procession waving and coming out to greet the procession of the Holy Ghost.  The rain held off until everyone reached Our Lady of Good Voyage, the rain stopped briefly after the Holy Mass, and the procession headed towards the DES club to celebrate the Holy Ghost’s Traditional “Sopas” (Portuguese soup).

Below is a slide show of the Procession and the many who participated. Two colors are used in conjunction with the feast: RED and WHITE. Red symbolizes the tongues of fire, the form in which the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles, and white symbolizes peace, purity and divinity.

 

DES Crowning 2015 Of Individuals

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Father “Jim” Achadinha performed the Holy Spirit Mass, and presided of the crowning Ceremonies of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira 2015  ‘Mordomo”. 

The Crowning of Individuals symbolizes that All are Equal, rich or poor, man or woman; and through the Holy Spirit are connected directly to God. Everyone has a personal reason to be individually crowned.

My mother each year was crowned on Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, each time a personal one. During my brother’s Vietnam Tour she asked for his safe return, I think for me, it was to stay out of trouble. These posts are made in her and my father’s memories.

2014 DES Crowing Ceremony – A Portuguese Tradition

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State Senator Bruce Tarr honors the Portuguese Tradition

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Antonino Pereira the 2014 DES Emperor march through the Portuguese Community and attend a hugh mass with Ftaher “Jim”

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Captain Mesquita’s grand-daughter and great grand-daughter continue in the tradition. Mesquita commissioned the silver crown to be made in Portugal and blessed by Pope Leo XIII, which he presented to the church, Our Lady of Good Voyage.

Portuguese Celebrate The Crowning Tradition

Father James Achadinha and Mr. and Mrs. Antonino Pereira invite all of Gloucester to celebrate at a Mass at Our Lady of Good Voyage on Sunday June 15th at 10:00 AM.

This week is full of Prayer, Mass and Rosary at the D.E.S. Portuguese Club on Prospect Street.

The history of the crowning dates to the 14th century, when Queen Isabella of Portugal instituted the annual practice of crowning one of her subjects as imperator, or king, for a day. Gloucester has been celebrating this tradition since 1902.

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D.E.S .– Feast of the Holy Spirit Celebration

State Senator Bruce Tarr is an honored guest of the new Emperor  Mr. and Mrs. Jose Dias Ferreira.  A High Mass celebrated  at Our Lady of Good Voyage, with Father Alves, followed by a Portuguese traditional meal “Sopas do Espirito Santo” at the DES Portuguese Club.  This is a seven hundred year old Portuguese tradition, carried on primarily by the Azorean Communities all over the world.

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This post is dedicated to my parents Anibal and Adelina Simoes and my proud Azorean heritage.