This fall, the 107-year-old Our Lady of Mount Virgin Catholic Church will not be open for Mass or baptisms, weddings or confessions. In a two-page statement from the Seattle Archdiocese issued in July, parishioners learned that their pleas and protests had come to a dead end: The historic church built to cater to the spiritual needs of Seattle’s It...

The public is invited to the inaugural Feast of Saint Francis Cathedral, an Italian street fair with a Metuchen twist. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi Campus, 548 Main St. “It has long been the desire of many people in our community to design and execute a major event that would attract fri...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Cayuga County will honor two Auburn priests at its sixth annual Christopher Columbus Day Recognition Dinner, taking place Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Springside Inn. The dinner will honor the Revs. Frank Lioi and Lou Vasile for "their many years of dedication to the priesthood, serving with distinction in ma...

As the aphorism goes, “All roads lead to Rome,” and on Saturday, Sept. 10, this was certainly true for Main Street in Patchogue during the annual Italian Feast of Saint Liberata Festival, which enjoyed a large turnout for a perfect late-summer day. Hosted by the Greater Patchogue Cultural Heritage Committee, the annual event featured the eponymous...

From soccer player to financial administrator in the Vatican, the new pastor of one of the most important Italian parishes in New York is young but impressive. His name is Fr. Luigi Portarulo. Our Lady of PompeiiFr. Luigi is a 35-year-old priest originally from Bernalda (in southern Italy). Although he has served at the Vatican for many years, he r...

As an Italian-American I’m pleased that my hometown of Belmar holds a yearly San Gennaro Festival in September.  This holiday honors Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples. Coincidentally, most of the immigrants who settled here hailed from Naples, and just south of the area. My family members originated from small villages in and around Naple...

When: From Wed, Sep 21, 2022, 4:00 PM to Sun, Sep 25, 2022, 11:00 PM PDT - Where: M Resort • Spa • Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV 89044 The biggest Italian and International food festival in the Las Vegas Valley. PLUS Amusement Rides & Games, Live Music, Arts & Crafts Vendors + more. Fun for the whole family! Amission tickets are goo...

For its 10th year, the Feast of San Gennaro will be returning to Belmar in just a few weeks. This year’s sponsors for the event are Aperol Spritz and United Healthcare Community Plan. The festival, which honors St. Januarius – the patron saint of Naples – and is also a celebration of Italian-American heritage, started in New York City in the 1920s....

The St. Alfio Society is looking to expand its Feast of the Three Saints this year by overcoming tensions of the past and reaching out to the Hispanic community of Lawrence. There will also be the return of many aspects that were restricted due to the pandemic. The 2022 event, in its 99th year, will be held from Sept. 2-4 on Common Street. The feas...

Between the 1880s and the 1920s, over four million Italians left the shores of their native country to migrate to the U.S. in search of better opportunities. Most of them came from poor rural villages in southern Italy and formed their own communities in East Coast cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston, bringing their cultural trad...