Category Archives: St. Peter’s Novena

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

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

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!

Beautiful Handmade St. Peter’s Buttons

Thank you to Grace Cusumano for sharing this photo of the St. Peter’s Fiesta buttons, handmade by Jeanne Marie Linquata, Caryn Ryder, Marie Linquata, and Grace.

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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