THANK YOU TO THE SAINT PETER’S FIESTA BEAUTIFUL NOVENA LADIES

Thank you to the Fiesta Novena Ladies for all they do to create the beautiful novena to Saint Peter.

Faye Quinlan, Joanne Aiello, Caryn Ryder, Jean Linquata, Rosie Verga, Anne Sanfilippo, and Grace Cusumano

They are also superb cake testers, and lots of fun ❤

The delicious Buona Festa cakes served the last night of the novena are courtesy of Caffe Sicilia

 

NOVENA TO SAINT PETER BEGINS MONDAY AT 7PM

The beautiful annual nine-day Novena to Saint Peter begins on Monday, June 17th and runs through Tuesday June 25th, beginning nightly at 7pm. All are welcome to come and join in this annual tradition of offering prayers, petitions, and songs for the intercession of Saint Peter, patron saint of fishermen. The Novena is held at the American Legion Hall at 8 Washington Street. For more information please contact Joe Novello at 978-283-4367.

Novena Ladies, left to right: Nancy Millefoglie, Joanne Aiello, Faye Quinlan, Grace Cusumano, Jean Linquata, Caryn Ryder, Anne Sanfillippo, and Nina Groppo

Historical Opening Night of the Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End Video

Video From Joanne Aiello

August 12, 2010: For the first time ever, the statue of St. Peter was brought out of Gloucester in tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Fisherman’s Feast in honor of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca, the longest running feast in Boston. This was a touching moment made more so by a beautiful rendition of the Ave Maria and the large contingent of Gloucester people who accompanied the statue of St. Peter through the streets of the North End shouting “Viva San Pietro!” and “Viva La Madonna del Soccorso!”

Several years ago the statue of the Madonna was brought to the Cape Ann Historical Museum as part of an exhibition of Sicilian-American artifacts, a testimony to the bond between the Madonna del Soccorso Society and the Sicilian fishermen of Gloucester.