Category Archives: Saint Peter’s Fiesta

SARA FAVAZZA UNVEILING THE NEW SAINT PETER STATUE

Although meticulously maintained over the years, the Saint Peter statue is becoming increasingly dried out and fragile, as explained by Joe Novello, master of ceremonies at the Saint Peter’s Fiesta official opening event. Sara Favazza hopes the original Saint Peter statue will eventually be retired to the Cape Ann Museum, and perhaps live next to the Our Lady of Good Voyage statue.

Sara Favazza and the new Saint peter statue.

TWO SAINT PETERS SIDE BY SIDE – CAN YOU TELL THE NEW FROM THE ORIGINAL?

The beautiful new Saint Peter statue was unveiled at Friday night’s Fiesta opening celebration. Sara Favazza, daughter and tenth child of Captain Salvatore Favazza and Maria Lucido Favazza, did the honors. Salvatore Favazza commissioned the original Saint Peter’s statue in 1926 and in 1927, Gloucester celebrated its first Saint Peter’s Fiesta.

FIESTA MYTHBUSTER!

Caffe Sicilia, Main Street Gloucester

Despite the wonderfully fun and boisterous Fiesta crowd on Rogers Street, Main Street was quiet and peaceful. Tom and I went to dinner at Passports and it was a cinch to park. We had a lovely dinner and then walked to the carnival. No need to “escape” to other towns during Fiesta. Please support your local Main Street restaurants and businesses during Fiesta week. 

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

FIESTA HAT LADY AMY CLAYTON TEACHING THE KIDS “Me chi samiou tutti mutti”

Photos from Alice Gardner’s children’s book launch party will post tomorrow when I have a little more time. It was lots of fun and there was a great turnout. Here is Crazy Hat Lady Amy Clayton at the Sawyer Free Library teaching children the call and response “Me chi samiou tutti mutti – Viva San Pietro!”

Gloucester’s own Fiesta Hat Ladies Robyn and Amy with Mayor Sefatia, sister Rose, niece Lia, and friends. I can’t wait to see the sister’s whimsical, wild, and wonderful creations this year!!

WELCOME ALL TO THE SAINT PETER’S NOVENA

Come One, Come All! Everyone is welcome to the Novena to Saint Peter.

In celebration 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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE OFFICILA WEBSITE OF FIESTA: SAINTPETERSFIESTA.ORG

IMPORTANT SAINT PETER’S FIESTA DATES FOR 2017

The dates of Saint Peter’s Fiesta are June 21st through June 25th and the schedule will be posted on the Saint Peter’s Fiesta website. There is a rumor circulating that Fiesta falls on the following weekend, which is definitely not true. This information comes straight from Fiesta committee member Al Millefoglie.

Tremendously exciting that this year marks the 90th anniversary of the Saint Peter’s Fiesta. I think it’s going to be the BEST FIESTA EVER!!

LOVERS OF SAINT PETER’S FIESTA DON’T MISS THIS FILM FOOTAGE OF FIESTA PARADES OF YESTERYEAR

St. Peter’s Fiesta Parades of Yesteryear

So many thanks to Grace Parisi for sharing these clips that her Dad Anthony J. Parisi took from the 1950s and early 60s. It is amazing to see the beautiful floats and costumes, and the amount of work that surely must have gone into making the floats.

Grace writes, “Various clips of the parade from 1955 to 1960’s (?). This is an old film and a bit long but I hope you enjoy. The work that went into these floats absolutely wonderful. Maybe you will see yourself or a friend on a float, marching or riding a donkey. Thank you to my Dad, Anthony J. Parisi, for taking most of this video.”

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