2019 MMordomo’s Manuel and Fatima Silva

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2019 MMordomo’s Manuel and Fatima Silva with Father “Jim” Achadinha

The D.E.S. Portuguese Club celebrates the Feast of the Holy Spirit it is a 700 year old tradition celebrated by the Portuguese people, and has been celebrated at Our Lady of Good Voyage since 1902.

Scheduled events at the DES Portuguese Club at 133 Prospect Street

Thursday June 13th at 6:30 PM – Rosary

Friday June 14th at 6:30 PM – Singing of the Rosary

Saturday June 15th at 5:30 PM the Rosary followed by a Mass

Sunday June 16th at 9:00 AM the procession will start from the DES Club and return to celebrate the Mass at 11:45 AM

Celebrating The Feast of the Holy Spirit in Memory of Father Eugene Alves

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Father “Jim” Achadinha and Anita McCarthy and Mark Davis

The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Good Voyage celebrates the Feast of The Holy Spirit and honors Father Eugene Alves this Sunday June 9th, his niece Anita McCarthy and nephew Mark Davis will stand in his memory, as the 2019 Mordomos.

Reverend Eugene Loring Alves, 87, former Pastor of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019.

Our Lady of Good Voyage’s Holy Name Society Celebrates the Feast of the Holy Spirit

_2018_05_17_103806The Feast of the Holy Spirit is a 700 year old tradition celebrated by the Portuguese people, and has been celebrated at Our Lady of Good Voyage since 1902.

 

 

 

 

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Mr. and Mrs Celestino Goulart are the 2018 Mordomos

This week the parishioners’ of Our Lady of Good Voyage have been attending the Rosary and Mass at the Youth Center led by Mr and Mrs Goulart and Father “Jim” Achadinha.

Sunday May 20th the procession starts at 11:15 at the Youth Center and will proceed to Our Lady of Good Voyage Church for a mass at 11:45. Mr and Mrs Goulart invite all to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Sprit.

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.

Manuel and Alexandrina Nunes – D.E.S. 2016 Mordomos

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Father Jim Achadinha, Manuel and Alexandrina Nunes

Manuel and Alexandrina are the 2016 Mordomos for the DES Crowning Celebration.

They are also are sharing their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

The Crowning will be on Trinity Sunday May 22nd, Mass will be held at 11:45 at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church.

Come celebrate a 700 year old Portuguese tradition honoring the Feast of the Holy Spirit.

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.

D.E.S. Crowning – Thursday Night Mass

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Father Jim Achadinha  with Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira the 2015 Emperor.

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Father Jim Achadinha gave mass in Portuguese at the D.E.S. Portuguese Club.

Other scheduled events celebrating the Feast of the Holy Spirit,

Friday May 29, Father “Jim” will be leading in the singing of the Rosary in Portuguese; all are invited at 6:30 at the Portuguese Club on Prospect Street.

May 31st Mass will be held on Trinity Sunday at 11:45 at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, the Crowing procession will depart the Portuguese Club at 10:00.

Come celebrate a 700 year old Portuguese tradition honoring the Feast of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Sunday Our Lady of Good Voyage Crowning May 24th 2015

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Our Lady of Good Voyage Holy Name Society celebrates Pentecost Sunday with The Crowning.  Mr. and Mrs. Mario Fernandes is the 2015m Imperator.

This week they celebrated with Prayer and Rosary, with Father Jim Achadinha.  Many volunteers also prepared loaves of Portuguese Sweet Bread (Folar).

Sunday May 24th, 9:30 AM Members and family will meet at the Holy Name Society Hall and escort the Imperator to the Church for a mass at 10:00 AM.

The Crowning Ceremony will follow the mass, at Our Lady of Good Voyage.

Share with the Portuguese Community a Celebration of Faith, Family and Friends this Sunday and also Trinity Sunday.