Celebrate feast of SS. Crocifisso in Des Plaines

Jun 08, 2017 968

The 21st annual Italian Feast of SS. Crocifisso will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, on the grounds of Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines. The festival is put on by people in the Chicago area who emigrated from Ciminna, a small town outside Palermo, Sicily, where it has been celebrated since 1651.

It will begin with Vespers at Marian Chapel at 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by live music and Italian food. Sunday's events begin with an Italian Mass at 12:30 p.m. celebrated by the Revs. John Belmonte, John Smyth and Esequiel Sanchez. That will be followed by a procession of the cross accompanied by the Sicilian Band of Chicago, the traditional horse parade, live music, entertainment and food. Fireworks will close out the festival.

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SOURCE: http://www.dailyherald.com/

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