D.E.S. Portuguese Club 2018 “Emporator”-Elja Bagaco

Elja Bagco  Elja Neves Bagaco seen here with her father (Manuel Neves) several years ago, is the 2018  “Emporator” for the Feast of the Holy Spirit on Trinity Sunday.

Her daughter Delia Morrissey will be representing her during the procession and ceremonies.

Elja Bagaco was diagnosed with ALS in January 2017 and the disease has quickly progressed. Since then, she has required a G-tube and then had a respiratory arrest in November. She now has a trach and on a vent. The family desperately wanted to get her home requiring a 24/7 nursing care.  She is now being lovely cared for at home.

The entire Portuguese community prays to the Holy Spirit to give strength to Elja and her entire family.

See below the  many participants at the Rosary and Mass this week with Father “Jim” Achadinha from Our Lady of Good Voyage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below   D.E.S. Schedule for the Crowning:

Monday, May 21st @ 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 22nd @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 23rd @ 6:30 (mass)
Thursday, May 24th@ 7:00pm
Friday, May 25th@ 7:00pm (singing prayer)
Saturday, May 26th@ 5:30pm (rosary will be held in church- Our Lady of Good Voyage)
Crowning:
Sunday, May 27th@ 11:45pm at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church-mass, followed by the feast and our annual auction and raffles at the D.E.S. Club
**for those who are attending in the parade on Sunday, May 27th please meet dressed and ready to then be put in your spots at 10:30am at the D.E.S. Club**
***Tickets for the Crowning and Raffle Tickets will be sold all week long during the rosary. So for those who want tickets please see Alex Nunes or Fatima Simas for tickets.***

Fiesta to Fiesta is it too early to countdown? 13 days, 17 days, 22 days

From the fiesta of Pentecost to St. Peter’s fiesta

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Novena to St. Peter 

Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 21 2016
7:00 p.m. American Legion Hall 

 

Gloucester Public Schools out for summer

Friday, half-day,  June 17th 2016

St. Peter’s Fiesta five day festival event schedule is out

You can see the schedule posted at Cafe Sicilia and other businesses downtown. You can see an exhibit of and order a coffee table book, St. Peter’s Fiesta Through The Years, to help preserve this tradition.

Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 26 2016

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Gloucester Motif Monday: Manny Carrancho shares treasured photos Our Lady Statue carried from the Gil Eannes at State Pier to Our Lady

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In honor of the annual Crowning Feast of the Holy Spirit which begins tonight, today’s Gloucester Motif Monday is a legacy one.

Good Morning Gloucester is an indisputable platform for outreach and community. A couple of years ago, because of research I was doing about Gordon Parks in Gloucester and thankfully Joey posted on Good Morning Gloucester, I was able to interview Manny Carrancho. Manny and his family spent considerable time giving me a detailed account of earlier events in their lives. They shared treasured historic photos and first hand knowledge and were a delight.

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Joanna (Cecilio) and Manuel Carrancho

This week I’ll feature photographs from a souvenir picture album in Manny’s collection as they feature Our Lady of Good Voyage and one of the Madonna statues. The photographs are from a booklet: Coronation Our Lady Of Good Voyage, produced with cooperation of the Portuguese Daily News and photography by Hollywood Studio, New Bedford, MA. You will see the  Our Lady statue on the vessel Gil Eannes with Bishop Don Manuel Salguiero. Its special arrival is met by a town procession led by Arch Bishop Wright and dignitaries at the State Pier. Twelve fishermen were selected to greet them. Let us know if you recognize family in the photographs. Were you there? 

news edit: Brenda Mason Budrow writes that the little girl in one photo is Mary Jean (Ribeiro) Mason, her mom. Thanks, Brenda!

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Brenda Mason Budrow writes that the little girl in this photo is Mary Jean (Ribeiro) Mason, her mom

 

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Tonight: the Crowning Feast of the Holy Spirit begins May 9th 2016 in Our Lady’s Church.

More photos to come.

Part 2 photos of the greeting on the vessel and carrying the 600lb statue

Part 3 photos in the church and background on the Gil Eannes and the statue
Continue reading “Gloucester Motif Monday: Manny Carrancho shares treasured photos Our Lady Statue carried from the Gil Eannes at State Pier to Our Lady”

D.E.S. Crowning – Thursday Night Mass

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Father Jim Achadinha  with Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira the 2015 Emperor.

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Father Jim Achadinha gave mass in Portuguese at the D.E.S. Portuguese Club.

Other scheduled events celebrating the Feast of the Holy Spirit,

Friday May 29, Father “Jim” will be leading in the singing of the Rosary in Portuguese; all are invited at 6:30 at the Portuguese Club on Prospect Street.

May 31st Mass will be held on Trinity Sunday at 11:45 at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, the Crowing procession will depart the Portuguese Club at 10:00.

Come celebrate a 700 year old Portuguese tradition honoring the Feast of the Holy Spirit.

D.E.S. – Crowning – Trinity Sunday May 31st 2015

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_2014_06_15_042364Congratulations to this year’s Emperor, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira

The D.E.S. Portuguese Club invites you to pray and celebrate the Crowning during the week of (May 25 – 31).

The Crowning is scheduled on Trinity Sunday May 31st 2015.

Procession leaves the D.E.S. Club at 10 AM

Mass is at 11:45 at Our Lady of Good Voyage

The Traditional “Sopas do Espírito Santo” will be at 1:00 PM at the DES Club.

Tickets are ($10.00) and are available during Rosary week at the DES or call (978)-283-9737

 

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Portuguese Crowning Procession

Yesterday, I was caught off guard by the sound of a marching band. I ran to the window and saw something I’d never seen before: a procession with a marching band (that part I had seen before) with a series of couples and young women in elaborate gowns carrying crowns (that was new to me!).  Naturally, I grabbed my camera and hurried to get photos. I inquired what the occasion was, and got a brief explanation. In essence, it’s a tradition of our Portuguese-speaking community (from Portugal and the Azores, not Brazil), related to Pentecost, celebrated by the parish of Our Lady of Good Voyage.   I found a more detailed explanation here in an old article of the Gloucester daily Times.  [Update: a fellow GMG blogger gave a great explanation just before I posted this!] So, here are some photos, for those who, like me, have never seen it before!

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