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.
Category Archives: Saint Peter’s Fiesta
What a great fun day on Friday at Fiesta. The Seine boat race was bob to bow until almost the beach. Here a couple of photos from Friday.
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.
We can add these short films and greasy pole videos to the GMG library of greasy pole contributions.
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.
Our Library Is Pretty Astounding.
Simply beautiful. Viva San Pietro!
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.
Vincie and Florence
Saint Peter’s Novena 2017
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!!
Come One, Come All! Everyone is welcome to the Novena to Saint Peter.
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!
2017 Saint Peter‘s Fiesta Schedule
Novena to Saint Peter
Monday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 20
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
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 Entertainment…St. Peter’s Square….
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
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.
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.”