Category Archives: Gloucester

St. Peter’s Fiesta 2016 5k Album

Layce Alves ST. PETER'S FIESTA 2016 5K copyright Kim SmithGloucester’s Layce Alves 7th Win!

Tremendous race and tremendously fun for we watching the race. The most enjoyable was seeing the families cheer on their loved ones. I didn’t photograph the men’s and women’s winners Dan Chruniak and Layce Alves crossing the finish line as I was filming them. This was Layce Alves 7th 5k win! For complete coverage of the race, see today’s Gloucester Daily Times.

Jon Alexandra ST. PETER'S FIESTA 2016 5K copyright Kim SmithJon and Alexandra’s son Owen Hardy came in second place!

Domenic Damico Family ST. PETER'S FIESTA 2016 5K copyright Kim SmithDomenic Damico Family

Buscaino  Francis Family ST. PETER'S FIESTA 2016 5K copyright Kim SmithBuscaino – Francis Family came out to see their 67 year old Dad, Michael B. run his first ever 5k!

Saint Peters Fiesta Header 5k copyright Kim SmithDan Chruniak

ST. PETER'S FIESTA 2016 5K Lisa April Smith copyright Kim SmithApril and Lisa Smith

ST. PETER'S FIESTA 2016 5K -15 copyright Kim SmithLoved watching these Dads, I wonder if they had a runner in the race?

Caffe Sicilia’s Scrumptious Buona Festa Cake!

Delicious, fantabulous, scrumpdillyumpcious–there simply aren’t enough adjectives to adequately describe Maria’s heavenly Buona Festa cake. Saint Peter Novena Cafe Sicilia cake copyright Kim Smith 2016

Buona Festa 2016!

Photos from Tuesday evening’s Novena and procession. Truly a beautiful and blessed tradition.

1 Saint Peter Novena 2016 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 2016Jeanne 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 Giovanni copyright Kim Smith 2016

Giovanna and Mayor Romeo Theken copyright Kim Smith 2016Giovanna and Mayor Romeo Theken

Saint Peter Novena Sara Favazza and friends copyright Kim Smith 20162 Saint Peter Novena Ella copyright Kim Smith 2016

St. Peter’s Fiesta Official Fiesta Schedule 2016

Kathy Dominic Nicastro saint-peters-fiesta- Copyright Kim SmithCathy and Dominic Nicastro

St. Peter’s Fiesta 2016

Novena to St. Peter

Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 21
7:00 p.m.
American Legion Hall

Wednesday, June 22

7:00–10:00 p.m.  Musical Entertainment….St. Peter’s Park:    
Barry Mooney and The Sounds of Legends ”                                                            


Thursday, June 23

Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Tounament      Time to be announced.
For further details, contact the Cape Ann YMCA.

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 24

4:45 p.m…….    Greasy Pole Contest…and…Women’s  Seine Boat Races
Pavilion Beach

6:30 p.m…….    Entertainment….Before Opening Ceremonies

7:30 p.m. ……    Formal Opening ….St. Peter’s Square

Entertainment immediately following to 11:30 p.m  Elio Lorusso and SEABREEZE


Saturday, June 25

9:30 a.m……          Family Activity Day….Newell Stadium
For further details, contact the Cape Ann YMCA.

10:00 a.m…….     Pavilion Beach…Military Seine Boat Race: 
U.S. Coast Guard vs U.S. Navy
Gloucester Fire Department vs 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….
“Gian Faraone and  Big Band Orchestra”


Sunday, JUNE 26

10:00 a.m……     Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park

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….United States Navy Band Northeast…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

6:30 -7:15 pm     Musical entertainment.. St. Peter’s Square… featuring  Jimmy Geany

7:15 p.m…….    Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events

8:30 p.m……    Musical Entertainment –  St. Peter’s Park featuring  Paul London

11:00 p.m……  Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession

Save the Date:  Next Year….
St. Peter’s Fiesta, 90th Anniversary, June 21 – June 25, 2017

the-80s-greasy-pole-champions-sunday-greasy-pole-rally-copyright Kim Smith 2015The 80s Greasy Pole Champions with David Foote, Steven LeBlanc Jr, Peter Frontiero, Nico Brancaleone, Jim Silva, Paul Nicastro, and Jake Wood