Simply beautiful. Viva San Pietro!
In honor of the 90th anniversary of Gloucester’s Saint Peter’s Fiesta, Fay and Ralph Puopolo donated an exquisite emerald and diamond necklace. Each night at the novena, the women attending entered a ticket for a chance to win the necklace.
Novena super helpers Al Millefoglie and Michael Linquata announcing the lucky winner.
Vincie and Florence
Rosalie Orlando, Vincie Scola (wearing the necklace), and Florence Martin
Mayor Sefatia shares the following story and photos —
Sisters Serafina Ferrara, Rosalia Millitello, Caterina Ferrara, and Maria Costanzo are sharing Saint Peter’s Fiesta together. Caterina has recently returned from Italy to Gloucester after a twenty-five year absence. This is the Logrande sisters first Saint Peter’s novena and Fiesta celebrated together in twenty five years. Viva San Pietro!
Photos by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
Hosted by the Sawyer Free Library and The Bookstore of Gloucester, a wonderful time was had at Alice Gardner’s book launch party for her children’s book St. Peter’s Fiesta!
Sara Favazza and Alice Gardner
Rosie Verga, Sara, and Marie Linquata
Come One, Come All! Everyone is welcome to the Novena to Saint Peter.
In honor of the 90th anniversary of Fiesta, all the saints that are honored in the Fiesta Sunday procession have joined Saint Peter on the altar at the American Legion Hall.
The Novena Ladies are Jeanne Marie Linquata (center), Caryn Ryder, Grace Cusumano, Ann Sanfilippo, and Faye Quinlan. The altar and the Legion Hall look especially, especially beautiful this year, thanks to the dedication of the Novena Ladies.
The Novena begins Monday, June 12th, at 7pm, and ends Tuesday June 20th, when Saint Peter will be returned to the club. The Novena Ladies would like everyone to know that all are welcome!
2017 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule
Novena to Saint Peter
Monday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 20
American Legion Hall
Wednesday, June 21
7:00–10:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment….St. Peter’s Park:
“Barry Mooney and The Sounds of Legends ”
Thursday, June 22
6:30 p.m…… Fiesta 5K Road Race – with Cape Ann YMCA –
Starting location Stage Fort Park,
Finish line at St. Peter’s Park.
For further details, contact the Cape Ann YMCA.
8:00–11:00… Entertainment, Dance and Music featuring…..
“WILD FIRE” …. St. Peter’s Park
Friday, June 23
4:45 p.m……. Greasy Pole Contest…and…Women’s Seine Boat Races
6:30 p.m……. Entertainment….Before Opening Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. …… Formal Opening ….St. Peter’s Square
Entertainment immediately following to 11:30 p.m…. featuring Paul London” and “Jimmy Geany
Saturday, June 24
10:00 a.m……. Pavilion Beach…Seine Boat Race: –
U.S. Coast Guard vs Gloucester Fire Department and
Gloucester Police Department
3:00 p.m…… Children’s Games…. Beach Court
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events… Pavilion Beach
Seine Boat Races..&..Greasy Pole Contest
8:00–11:30 pm. Musical Entertainment…St. Peter’s Square….
Sunday, JUNE 25
10:00 a.m…… Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park
12:00 noon….. Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass
3:00 p.m…… Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.
3:00 p.m… … Concert….Cape Ann Big Band…St. Peter’s Park
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events…at Pavilion Beach –
Seine Boat Races..&...Greasy Pole Contest
6:30 p.m…… Children’s Pinata Contest – Pascucci Court
7:15 p.m……. Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events
8:30 pm Musical entertainment.. St. Peter’s Park… featuring Franco Corso
11:00 p.m…… Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession