SAINT PETER’S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION AND MASS PHOTO ALBUM

A picture perfect day for the Saint Peter’s Fiesta mass at Saint Peter’s Square and procession through the city. Viva!SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION St. Ann's Church copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION Kathy Numerosi Nativity float -2 copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Bruce Tarr Amy Robyn Clayton fiesta hat ladies copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Joe Novello granddaughters copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Chris Pantano copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION Baloons copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Juni VanDyke Lucia Sheehan copyright Kim Smith

SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 GLOUCESTER PROCESSION Kathy Numerosi Rodary children copyright Kim SmithSAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Angela San filippo copyright Kim SmithDSCF0030

Thank you to Bruce Nicastro for kindly allowing photographs and filming from his front steps

WAITING TO WALK

If you were wondering why there were Greasy Pole Walkers seemingly everywhere Sunday afternoon, it’s because the boat to take them to the pole was a no show. The Walkers waited out the delay at Saint Peter’s Club before heading through the fair grounds to the beach. Next stop was the Greasy Pole Walker’s shrine, then to the dock. Back at the beach some Walkers decided to swim to the pole, when at long last a kindly yachtsman picked up the Walkers and gave them a lift to the pole.Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers -5 copyright Kim SmithSunday Greasy Pole Walkers -1copyright Kim Smith Kyle Barry Steve LeBlanc Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers copyright Kim Smith

THANK YOU SAINT PETER’S FIESTA SPONSOR MAMA ROSIE’S PRESIDENT NICK SARDO!

Faye Puopolo Nick Sardo Saint Peter's Fiesta 2016 copyright Kim SmithMama Rosie’s President Nick Sardo and the beautiful Fay Puopolo, Fiesta Committee Member Ralph Puopolo’s wife, Sunday Saint Peter’s Fiesta procession

For information about Mama Rosie’s visit their website here

Lenny Taormina Mama Rosies copyright Kim Smith

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THE ST. PETER’S FIESTA COMMITTEE PRESIDENT JOE NOVELLO AND TO ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Thank you to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and to all the Fiesta Committee members for making this year, and every year, a truly beautiful and unique tradition for our fair City. The committee members are as follows, and if you see them around town, please thank them:

Joseph Novello –  President

Michael Linquata – Vice President

Anthony Cusumano  Treasurer

Rose Aiello  – Clerk

Christopher Palazzola – Committee Member

Salvatore Ferrara – Committee Member

Ralph Puopolo –  Committee Member

Carlo Barbara – Committee Member

Rose Aiello – Committee Member

Alphonse Millefoglie – Committee Member

Tom Favazza – Committee Member

Lucia Sheehan – Recording Secretary

We are so blessed to have this extraordinary team working on all our behalves. It is astounding that with all its moving parts, Fiesta comes together so beautifully each year to honor Saint Peter, the patron Saint of fishermen. Viva San Pietro!

Joe Novello Saint Peter's Fiesta 2016 copyright Kim Smith

St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello and his adorable grandchildren.

 

Had Lunch at the Beauport Hotel

Oh what a day on Saturday. Had lunch with guest at the Beauport Hotel… Great food and the service by Matt and food was awesome, then the view.. what more can be said. Watching re-greasing the pole and that interesting stand up paddle board. More fun on Sunday.

FUN AND FABULOUS FIESTA HAT LADIES

Mayor Romeo Theken with sister Rose, niece Lia, and friends stop by to visit the fun and fabulous fiesta hat ladies Robyn and Amy.Fiesta Hat ladies copyright Kim Smith

This year’s hats are over the top fantastic and brimming with witty surprises. Be sure to stop and say hello and have a look see Sunday. Fiesta Hat ladies April Lia copyright Kim Smith

Saturday greasegang with the Mayor copyright kim SmithThat’s our Saturday Greasy Pole Champion Lenny Taormina in the geisha costume, third from the left. Saturday #greasegang 

 

GLOUCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT YOUR SAINT PETER’S FIESTA 2016 MILITARY SEINE BOAT RACE CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to the Gloucester Police Department, this year’s Saint Peter’s Fiesta military seine boat champions!

Gloucester PD Seine boat champions copyright Kim Smith

Steve Mizzoni, John McCarthy, Leonard Campanello Gloucester PD copyright Kim SmithGloucester PD Officer Steve Mizzoni, Assistant Chief John McCarthy, and Chief Leonard Campanello

BREAKING: SEINE BOAT OARSMAN TAKES OAR TO CHEST, RUSHED TO SHORE

A Coat Guard oarsman took an oar to the chest midway through the military seine boat race today at Pavilion Beach. It looked to happen at the turn. The Coast Guard (Nina) was racing alongside the Gloucester Fire Department (Pinta); the accident appeared to slow the firemen. The oarsman was rushed to shore by the Coast Guard rescue boat. At this time, no additional information available. We hope a speedy recovery for the oarsman.

BUONA FESTA 2016!

Photos from Tuesday evening’s Novena and procession. Truly a beautiful and blessed tradition.Saint Peter Novena 2016 -6 copyright Kim Smith 2016

Saint Peter Novena Novena Girls copyright Kim Smith 2016Novena Ladies ~ Thank you Grace and Jeanne Marie for your kind assistance and for allowing filming. 

Buona Festa!

Saint Peter Novena Jeanne Marie Dante copyright Kim Smith 2016

Jeanne Marie and Dante

Saint Peter Novena -2 copyright Kim Smith 2016Vanessa, Marissa, and Gianna

Saint Peter Novena Sara Favazza copyright Kim Smith 2016Sara Favazza proudly stands by the statue of Saint Peter. She is the youngest of Captain Salvatore Favazza’s ten children. In 1926-1927, Captain Favazza commissioned Charlestown sculptor De Petero to create the statue of Saint Peter.

Saint Peter Novena Giovanna copyright Kim Smith 2016Giovanna and Mayor Romeo Theken copyright Kim Smith 2016
Giovanna and Mayor Romeo Theken

Saint Peter Novena Sara Favazza and friends copyright Kim Smith 2016

2 Saint Peter Novena Ella copyright Kim Smith 2016