Tag Archives: Feast of San Giuseppe

It’s a Wrap ~ Viva San Giuseppe!

Nina and Frank Groppo Yesterday, March 19th, The Feast of San Giuseppe was celebrated in Siciliain-American homes throughout Gloucester. Filming concluded last night for Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project at the home of Nina and Frank Groppo. I arrived shortly after 9:00 am … Continue reading

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New Film: Making the Special Saint Joseph Altar Bread

Artists-in-the-Kitchen Maria Cracchiolo, and her parents Domenic and Nina Damico, demonstrate how to create beautiful bread in shapes symbolic of Saint Joseph and inspired by nature. Watch as Maria, Nina, and Domenic artfully shape angels, a carpenter’s saw, San Giuseppe … Continue reading

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Groppo Family Saint Joseph Day Pasta

Filming continues for Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph community film project, today at the beautifully warm and welcoming home of Nina and Frank Groppo. Many Helping Hands Thank you from the bottom of my heart Groppo Family and Friends. I could … Continue reading

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Caffe Sicilia’s St. Joseph Zeppole or, in Other Words, A Cloud of Sweetness Sent from the Heavens!

From the first moment I sampled Maria and Nina’s Zeppole, I thought I had died and gone to food-lovers heaven! And I am not the only one in my family who felt the same. After spending the morning filming at … Continue reading

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Filming Continues on Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Film Project, Today at Caffe Sicilia!

Preparing and baking the special San Guiseppe bread is a family endeavor at Caffe Sicilia. Within an hour’s time, Maria, Nina, and Domenic created dozens of loaves of bread in religiously significant shapes of St. Joseph’s staff, angels, and even … Continue reading

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Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph Film Project Website Launch

You may recall that last year on Saint Joseph’s Day, as well as during the nine day novena leading up to the Feast, we began filming the community-wide project, Gloucester’s Feast of Saint Joseph.  My original hope was to have … Continue reading

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The Ciaramitaro-Mohan Family

Lastly in my thanks for the Saint Joseph film project assistance goes to the beautiful Ciaramitaro-Mohan Family. Felicia and I have been working on this project together since its inception and I can only say that she is the most … Continue reading

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Nina and Frank Groppo Family

Many, many thanks and our deepest appreciation to the Frank and Nina Groppo Family for agreeing to be interviewed and for allowing us to film their beautiful St. Joseph celebrations. While interviewing and during the feast, their wonderful home was … Continue reading

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Grace Brancaleone Family

With much thanks and appreciation to Grace Brancaleone and Family for sharing thier stories and traditions for the St. Joseph film project. Front Row ~ Grace, Rosanne, Phyllis, and Grace; Back Row ~ Caleb, Cameron, Heather, Aaron, Paul, and Jim

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Marie and Carl Silva Family

Many, many thanks to the Carl and Marie Silva Family for sharing their story about the origins of their altar, family traditions and celebrations for the St. Joseph Film Project. As are all the altars, Marie’s is beautiful, and I … Continue reading

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Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante

Our deepest thanks and appreciation to Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante and friends for welcoming us to film and photograph an interview with their exquisite St. Joseph altar. Frances and Ann Margaret Ferrante Zina Saputo and Felicia Ferrante St. Joseph … Continue reading

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Maria and Niño Cannova

Niño, Oldest Son Pietro, and Maria Cannova with their beautiful altar. After giving the interview for the St. Joseph film project, Niño gave Felicia the lovely poster of St. Joseph for her altar. He also gave both Felicia and I each … Continue reading

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John and Kathleen Scola

Kathleen and John Scola share their beautiful family altar with the St. Joseph film project. Kathleen showing an old newspaper clipping about St. Joseph bread and pasta, featuring her father, nicknamed Vito the Baker, because of his exceptional bakery and bread … Continue reading

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Happy St. Joseph’s Day!

Viva San Giuseppe! St. Joseph Trolley Party Click photos to view larger. A huge heartfelt thanks to All the Gloucester Families Helping with the San Giuseppe Film Project. Thank you, thank you, thank you. A special thank you to Sefatia … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Day Preparations

Preparations are full underway at the Ciaramitaro-Mohan’s–just a preview of the wonderful San Giuseppe feast dishes we will be highlighting in our upcoming videos! Felicia’s Macaroons Oranges for the sweetness in life, lemons for the bitterness, and bread is the … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Novena with the Orlando Family

So many thanks to the Orlando Family for again opening their home and hearts. Joe, Maryann, and Grandma Orlando The singing and prayers are beautiful. We recorded an entirely different selection of songs (compared to the previous evening), followed by a delicious … Continue reading

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