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Summer 2020 North End Italian Feasts & Processions Canceled for COVID-19 Concerns

With no large public gatherings in the City of Boston being permitted this summer, city officials have consulted with the North End feast societies to cancel scheduled 2020 feasts and processions through Labor Day. St. Anthony’s Society, Madonna Del Soccorso Society (Fisherman’s Feast) and St. Agrippina Society, have issued cancellations today regarding their feasts scheduled Read More…

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94th Saint Joseph Procession in Boston’s North End [2019 Photo Gallery]

Societa San Giuseppe di Riesi held their annual procession to honor the popular Saint Joseph on Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019. Carrying the St. Joseph statue through the streets of Boston’s North End, the group was accompanied by the North End Marching Band and the Northeast Italian-American Band. On November 1, 2019, the society is planning to move the home Read More…

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Madonna Delle Grazie 2019 Procession [Photo Gallery]

The annual procession was held for Madonna delle Grazie on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Boston’s North End. The society honors Madonna Delle Grazie of Avellino, Italy and was founded in Boston in 1903 from San Sossio Baronia Avellino. Madonna delle Grazie (Our Lady of Graces) is a devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. Photographer Read More…

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Saint Padre Pio Procession [Photo Gallery]

A procession honoring Saint Padre Pio took place on Sunday, June 23, through the streets of Boston’s North End. The procession began at St. Leonard’s Church where devotees hoisted the statue of St. Padre Pio onto their shoulders and proceeded to carry the Saint around the neighborhood. St. Padre Pio was canonized by Pope John Read More…

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114th Feast Honoring Santa Maria di Anzano [Procession Photos]

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano.  The 114 year old society held a Mass in Italian at St. Leonard Church followed by a lunch at St. Joseph’s Hall, the newly renovated function space under the church blessed just last Read More…

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Photo Gallery: “All Saints Day” Procession in Boston’s North End

A new tradition started this year for All Saints Day where eight religious societies came together for a celebratory gathering in Boston’s North End. Known primarily for their feasts and processions, the groups sponsored a Community Mass with Fr. Claude Scrima and Italian music on November 1st at the newly restored Saint Leonard Church. After Read More…

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“All Saints Day” Mass and Procession on Thursday, November 1st

“ALL SAINTS DAY” MASS & PROCESSION  THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1st  ST. LEONARD’S CHURCH, NORTH END BOSTON A Community Mass has been scheduled at Saint Leonard Church Prince & Hanover Streets at 4pm All the local North End Feast Societies and Saints have been invited to join a Procession through the streets of the North End after Read More…

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Honoring St. Padre Pio, 50 Years After His Death [Procession Photos]

A procession honoring St. Padre Pio in recognition of the Feast Day which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his passing was held on Sunday, September 23rd. Held in Boston’s North End, the U.S. Coast Guard color guard led the procession with family and friends of organizers Anna D’Amore Sirignano and Natalina Tizzano D’Amore. A blood Read More…

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First Feast of San Gennaro in Boston’s North End Features Classy Entertainment and Italian Food (Photos)

Italian feast food and entertainment headlined the first annual Feast of San Gennaro on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End on September 21 through 23, 2018. A newly created statue of Saint Gennaro by the sculptor Ettore Marinelli was revealed just weeks after it was blessed by Pope Francis in person at the Vatican. With near perfect Read More…

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Procession of Santa Rosalia in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society held their 79th Annual Mass and Procession on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Boston’s North End. The Santa Rosalia Society was formed in Boston in 1939 hailing from Palermo, Italy. The story of Saint Rosalia: Rosalia was born of a noble family descended from Charlemagne before being led by angels to a solitary Read More…