State Senator Bruce Tarr Gives Tribute to Father Eugene Alves

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State Senator Bruce Tarr Pays Tribute to Father Eugene Alves at Our Lady of Good Voyage

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Presentation made by Senator Bruce Tarr to Father Alves’ niece Anita McCarthy and nephew Mark Davis

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.

RESULTS WEEK 3 #Gloucester Ma FIRSTS| try Mr. Goulart’s local history hunt Throwback Thursday

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Gloucester, Mass.- Great teacher at Gloucester High School, Shaun Goulart, creates a local history scavenger hunt trivia game for his 9th grade students that takes place weekly for 6 weeks. We’re taking the challenge one week after the students. Good luck!

ANSWERS TO SHAUN GOULART’S LOCAL HISTORY TRIVIA WEEK THREE

How did you do? Week three was all about some famous Gloucester FIRSTS and there were many locations.   Stop here if you prefer to go back to see Week 3 questions only.

1)The location of Gloucester’s first “Four Year High School” 

Principal Albert Bacheler CENTRAL GRAMMAR

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2)The location of Gloucester’s first Brick Building?

PURITAN HOUSE built in 1810 by Col. James Tappan* is a historic house at 3 Washington Street and 2 Main Street. Also known as: Tappan’s Hotel, Gloucester Hotel (“Tappan’s Folly”), Atlantic House, Mason House, Community House, Capt Bills (1960s-70s), Puritan House & Pub (1977), Blackburn Tavern (1978-00s) *Tappan was taught by Daniel Webster

Excerpt from prior GMG post (read it here) about scenic tours by bike 1885: “And now let’s take our wheel for a short run along our harbor road to East Gloucester, and note the many points of interest on the way. The start is made at the Gloucester Hotel–the headquarters of all visiting wheelmen in the city–at the corner of Main and Washington streets; from thence the journey takes us over the rather uneven surface of Main street, going directly toward the east. In a few minutes we pass the Post Office on the left, and soon leave the noisy business portion of the street behind us, then, e’re we are aware of it, we reach and quickly climb the slight eminence known as Union Hill…” This brick building at Main and Washington now features Tonno Restaurant. Notice the chimneys and same stairs as when it was the Gloucester Hotel. The Blackburn Tavern sign was just marketing; this building has no connection. Blackburn’s Tavern is now Halibut Point restaurant at the other end of Main Street.

 

3)The first schoolmaster and town clerk’s house. (private property do not trespass)

RIGG’S HOUSE” 27 Vine Street (Annisquam) Thomas Riggs House purchased in 1661

oldest house on Cape Ann, Gloucester, MA

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4)A list of the first recorded Gloucester fishermen lost at sea. (Hint: 1716)

Look under the year on cenotaph surrounding Man At Wheel

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Mayor Romeo Theken, annual Fisherman’s Memorial Service, 2016

5)The location of the first carillon built in America.

Our Lady of Good Voyage – read more http://gloucester.harborwalk.org/story-posts/sp-20/

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6)The location of Gloucester’s oldest surviving burial ground for the First Parish.

1644! – 103 Centennial Drive – top of Centennial Drive near the train bridge

 

7)The location of Gloucester’s first town hall.

Continue reading “RESULTS WEEK 3 #Gloucester Ma FIRSTS| try Mr. Goulart’s local history hunt Throwback Thursday”

OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE DOUBLE CROSSES ILLUMINATED BY MOONLIGHT

The double crosses of the bell tower holding the Moon

December’s Full Snow Moon, also named the Cold Moon

About the architecture of Our Lady of Good Voyage from the National Park Service –

A fire destroyed the original church in 1914. Prominent architect Halfdan M. Hanson designed and immediately began building the existing, unique Mission style church, which replaced the earlier church. It is the only Mission style church in Gloucester. Modeled after a church in the Azores, Our Lady of Good Voyage consists of two distinct sections: the two-story main worship space that is of a cruciform plan and an L-shaped rectory that extends from the northwest corner of the main worship space. The rectory, which was built between 1872 and 1884 as a separate building, was incorporated into the new church. Resting on a granite foundation, the building is covered in a buff-colored stucco. Flanked by two identical bell towers, the central bay of the façade is pierced by the main entrance at the first level. A rose window adorns the second level, above which rises an ogee pediment supporting a pedestal and a statue of Our Lady of Good Voyage, who holds a boat in her left hand as a symbol of a safe voyage. In 1922, bells were installed in the towers. These bells, still in place today, were cast by John Taylor & Company of England-the same foundry that cast Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell.

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.***

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.

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

Living in a coastal community as do we here on Cape Ann, the weather plays a formidable role in our everyday lives. I consider each day to be uniquely beautiful, although with a storm approaching that has been given the name “Bomb Cyclone,” the word beauty may not be the first word that comes to mind tomorrow morning.

Yesterday morning as the full Wolf Moon was setting, the sun rose clear and brilliantly on the icy rafts forming at Smiths Cove, sea smoke swirled around Ten Pound Island Lighthouse, and the Harbor was rough with whitecaps.

Today the sun rose over the backshore through a bank of low lying clouds shading the light in hues of violet, red, orange, and yellow and this thought was on my mind, ‘red in the morning, sailor heed warning.’ Fishermen were shoring up their boats, house builders furiously hammering, and the grocery stores were as mobbed as the day before Thanksgiving.

See you on the other side of the storm. Please stay safe and warm

Backshore January 2, 2018

OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE, MARITIME GLOUCESTER, UU CHURCH, CITY HALL, AND SAINT ANN

Iconic architecture of Gloucester ~ The photos were taken early Thanksgiving morning and the post was meant for later Thanksgiving Day, as a thank you for our Gloucester community, but I just got too involved with family and cooking.

Thank you Gloucester

Trinity Sunday Pageantry and Celebration

The D.E.S. (Divino Espírito Santo) Portuguese club Celebrated Trinity Sunday, with the over 700 year old Tradition of honoring the Holy Sprit.

Manuel and Alexandria Nunes, the 2017 Mordomos of the DES Crowning

This week the Portuguese community has been celebrating the Rosary every night in preparation of the Crowning on Trinity Sunday June 11th at our Lady of Good Voyage at 11:45
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Father Jim Achadinha and Manuel and Alexandria Nunes

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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