Friday, September 8, 2017, 6PM at the Phoenix Bar, located at the former site of her devotion, 447 East 13th Street, off of Avenue A, Manhattan. Each September 8, a group of people gathers at the Phoenix Bar, the former site of a chapel to the Madonna of Tindari created by Sicilian immigrants who first celebrated her feast day in 1905. People arriv...

The annual Corpus Christi Procession was held at St. Ambrose Church on Sunday, June 18, after the 11:00 Mass which was con-celebrated by Monsignor Vincent Bommarito and Monsignor Salvatore Polizzi. Immediately after the Mass, the congregation began lining up in front of the church. Parish members lead the way carrying the cross and candles. Anthony...

Congratulations to NIAF friends and award-winning documentary filmmakers Joe Medeiros and Justine Mestichelli Medeiros on the release of their film, “Processions of Faith: The Story of Saint Peter’s Italian Catholic Church, Its Parishioners and Their Saints.” The film captures the beautiful traditions and vital Italian American community ties of Sa...

It looks like the rumors were true after all, the Presepio of Mercy at Most Precious Blood Church in Manhattan’s historic Little Italy, has been sold and is being packed for shipment. I learned this news Tuesday evening while visiting the church for our San Rocco Feast committee meeting. Arriving early, I entered the church for a Holy Hour of Praye...

Today marks the close of a jubilee year dedicated to Padre Pio, now formally known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, the great 20th century Capuchin mystic, stigmatic and healer. The jubilee began last July 28, which marked the 100th anniversary of his arrival in San Giovanni Rotondo, the small town in the Italian province of Foggia where he would spend...

The day that many people wait for all year finally arrived on Sunday as the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel procession made its way through the streets of Hammonton. Before the procession began, people filled Saint Joseph’s Church to light special devotional candles to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, go to confession or to sit quietly and pray. Saint Jos...

When the Italian Festival returned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in 2015 after a hiatus stretching several years, it did so with a bang. Thousands were said to have passed through over the three-day gala, which served up food, music and an Italian community that was rallying around its beloved – and now-closed – church. Last year, organizers e...

Ogni estate nel quartiere di Williamsburg si celebra la Festa del Giglio, manifestazione in onore di San Paolino da Nola e della Madonna del Carmelo. Migliaia di persone si riuniscono nel quartiere di Brooklyn e assistono alle tradizionali parate che hanno come protagonista il Giglio: una torre di 4 tonnellate e alta più di 24 metri che viene porta...

St. Joseph the Worker Church is gearing up for its Italian Festival and Twilight Golf Tournament next weekend. John Dovec and Walter Ruszkowski are co-chairs of the events, which are sponsored by the church’s pastoral council. The twilight golf tournament will be held July 28 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course, beginning at 3 p.m. The cost is $50...

The 36th annual St. Vitus Parish Festival runs Aug. 2-5, beginning at 6 p.m. nightly at the church grounds, located at 910 S. Mercer St. Highlights include fireworks by Pyrotechnico, kiddieland rides and concessions by Thomas Family Amusement, games, Italian-American entertainment, a grand raffle and a baby doll dance. The food menu includes: night...