Time for Festa, the 117th actually, and you know the food is great. Starting with a simple march June 22 at 6 p.m., the St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community of New Haven are celebrating their heritage and traditions with a processions, a Mass and a festival running through Sunday evening. The Thursday procession is a...

The fourth annual Mokena Festa Italiana will be held on July 16. Last year’s event attracted 2,000 attendees, and an even larger crowd is expected this year. The festival is based on the traditional Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Melrose Park. The day will begin with an 11 a.m. procession from the Mokena Intermediate School at 11331 195th St....

Despite the oppressive heat and thunderstorm, devotees to the popular Saint Anthony paid their respects on the traditional June 13th Feast Day. An outdoor Mass was held at the Saint Leonard’s Peace Garden on Hanover Street followed by a candlelit procession through Boston’s North End.  The outdoor Mass and procession included the Franciscan Friars,...

The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church will celebrate 124 unbroken years of devotion to the Blessed Mother from July 13 to 16. Festivities will culminate on July 16 with a 9 a.m. Solemn Mass in Italian in the church, a morning procession to a noon field Mass and a second procession following the Mass. A street festival will run from July 13 to 16, and a...

As Pat Venditte looked on from the shade, his bocce team, the Venditte Girls, gave the team from Sons of Italy a run for their money. A flick of the wrist, a gentle toss and then the slow roll of a ball down a carpeted court on Omaha’s riverfront. First a Venditte Girl, then a Son of Italy and back and forth, in the game that is a mix of croquet...

With a weekend of beautiful weather nearly behind the Mohawk Valley, St. Anthony and St. Agnes Italian Festival raged on for the final day Sunday. But it may have been just a little too nice for people to head down to the church for the food, tunes and rides that have become expected at the annual event. The annual festival honors the feast of St....

As Frank Cipolloni led dozens of parishioners from St. Leo the Great Church through the streets of Baltimore's Little Italy, he carried the memory of his father with him. Cipolloni's father, who died in 2002, had participated in the church's annual Feast of St. Anthony celebration for about 50 years. Cipolloni hopes his four grandsons will too take...

Leave Our Lady alone. Members of the Brownsville Cultural Coalition and their supporters staged a protest Wednesday against the planned demolition of Our Lady of Loreto, a vacant historic church in their neighborhood. The picketing took place in Brooklyn Heights, outside the office of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens on Joralemon Street. “Cor...

Our Lady of Loreto is in jeopardy once again. Justice Ellen Spodek of the state Supreme Court in Brooklyn has denied plaintiff and former parishioner Jillian Mulvihill's motion for a preliminary injunction to halt the demolition of the vacant historic church by Catholic officials. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corp. (POP) plans...

About 200 parishioners and others celebrated their Italian-American heritage and the consecration of one of the county’s oldest Roman Catholic churches Sunday. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, part of Our Lady of Peace Parish, turned 120 years old Sunday, and members of its congregation were treated to a special Mass followed by an Italian wedding...