THANK YOU AND HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE FIESTA NOVENA LADIES COMMITTEE

Thank you to this crew of beautiful and talented women who have worked so hard hosting the nine days of prayers to Saint Peter. Their grace and welcoming ways make the event look so easy, but then again, we all know it is not

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

SAVE THE DATES! OFFICIAL SAINT PETER’S FIESTA 2018

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27th THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 1st!!!

Sara Favazza, Joe Novello, Al Millefoglie

Thank you to Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee member Al Millefoglie for sharing the dates of the Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2018!

Sunday Walkers 2017

“Sisters” Giambanco Greasy Pole Rally

PHOTOS FROM SAINT PETER’S FIESTA NOVENA AND PROCESSION

Simply beautiful. Viva San Pietro!

CONGRATULATIONS TO VINCIE SCOLA, WINNER OF THE SAINT PETER’S FIESTA EMERALD NECKLACE!

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

AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, THE LOGRANDE SISTERS ARE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN FOR SAINT PETER’S FIESTA!

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

Monday Night’s Novena Begins at 6:30

Saint Peter’s Novena 2017

Snapshots from Alice Gardner’s St. Peter’s Fiesta Book Launch party

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

 

WELCOME ALL TO THE SAINT PETER’S NOVENA!

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!

YOUR 2017 SAINT PETER’S FIESTA SCHEDULE

2017 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule

 

Novena to Saint Peter

Monday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 20
7:00 p.m.
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
Pavilion Beach

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 EntertainmentSt. Peter’s Square….
“Oasis”

 

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

Save the Date:  Next Year….
St. Peter’s Fiesta, June 27 – July1, 2018

Book Launch Party for Alice Gardner’s Wonderful Saint Peter’s Fiesta Children’s Book

Over the winter, we got a sneak preview at a Good Morning Gloucester podcast of Alice’s wonderful and whimsical illustrations for her Saint Peter’s Fiesta children’s book. St. Peter’s Fiesta Gloucester, Massachusetts has been published just in time for Fiesta. Even without baby granddaughter Charlotte on the way, we would cherish a copy of this delightful book. I cannot wait to purchase ours.

St. Peter’s Fiesta Gloucester, Massachusetts is available at the The Book Store of Gloucester
located at 61 Main Street (978-281-1548). When at The Bookstore, be sure to check out Alice’s illustrations for St. Peter’s Fiesta Gloucester, Massachusetts. They are framed and on display. Each year Alice is the featured artist at The Bookstore during the month of June for her many paintings over the years of Fiesta.

Please join us for Alice Gardner’s BEAUTIFUL St. Peter’s Fiesta children’s picture book launch party! The daughter of the founder of St. Peter’s Fiesta will be reading the book. Details below. Mark your calendars! Please share!
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90th Anniversary Party for Saint Peter’s Fiesta
Saturday, June 17, 2017 10-11:15
Book reading: 10:30
The Sawyer Free Library
2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, Massachusetts
The Children’s Room and The Friend Room

Please join us for the debut of St. Peter’s Fiesta, a beautiful children’s book by artist and author Alice Gardner, commemorating our favorite time of year.

Sara Favazza has graciously offered to read the book to all those, young and old, who love St. Peter’s Fiesta! Sara is the daughter of Salvatore Favazza, the Gloucester sea captain who founded Fiesta in 1927 to thank Saint Peter for keeping the fishermen safe.

Preceding the reading, there will be special activities for children.

Following the reading, please stay for the book signing outside in the garden where refreshments will be served.