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
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!
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!
Photos from Tuesday evening’s Novena and procession. Truly a beautiful and blessed tradition.
Novena Ladies ~ Thank you Grace and Jeanne Marie for your kind assistance and for allowing filming. Buona Festa!
Jeanne Marie and Dante
Vanessa, Marissa, and Gianna
Sara 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.