D.E.S. PORTUGUESE CLUB – PREPARES FOR TRINITY SUNDAY

2022 Mordomo’s are Mr. and Mrs. Jose Dias Ferreira, they have been hosting the crown in their home for the past year. Father “Jim” Achadinha celebrated Mass with Mr. and Mrs. Ferreira and members of the DES Club.

A week of prayer has been held at the DES Club, the procession and Feast of the “Holy Spirit” is on Sunday June 12th at Our Lady of Good Voyage staring at 10:00 AM from the DES Club.

Celebrating The Feast of the Holy Spirit in Memory of Father Eugene Alves

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Father “Jim” Achadinha and Anita McCarthy and Mark Davis

The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Good Voyage celebrates the Feast of The Holy Spirit and honors Father Eugene Alves this Sunday June 9th, his niece Anita McCarthy and nephew Mark Davis will stand in his memory, as the 2019 Mordomos.

Reverend Eugene Loring Alves, 87, former Pastor of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019.

Our Lady of Good Voyage’s Holy Name Society Celebrates the Feast of the Holy Spirit

_2018_05_17_103806The Feast of the Holy Spirit is a 700 year old tradition celebrated by the Portuguese people, and has been celebrated at Our Lady of Good Voyage since 1902.

 

 

 

 

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Mr. and Mrs Celestino Goulart are the 2018 Mordomos

This week the parishioners’ of Our Lady of Good Voyage have been attending the Rosary and Mass at the Youth Center led by Mr and Mrs Goulart and Father “Jim” Achadinha.

Sunday May 20th the procession starts at 11:15 at the Youth Center and will proceed to Our Lady of Good Voyage Church for a mass at 11:45. Mr and Mrs Goulart invite all to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Sprit.

2016 DES Crowning-individuals

_2016_05_22_084244The Crowning (Coronation) concludes the principal religious ceremonies and involves the placement of the silver crown on the head of the individuals. Each person crowned has a personal reason or a promise they made to God.

Manuel and Alexandria Nunes, the Mordomos for this year, also celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, and received blessing by Father Jim Achadinha.

Manuel and Alexandrina Nunes – D.E.S. 2016 Mordomos

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Father Jim Achadinha, Manuel and Alexandrina Nunes

Manuel and Alexandrina are the 2016 Mordomos for the DES Crowning Celebration.

They are also are sharing their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

The Crowning will be on Trinity Sunday May 22nd, Mass will be held at 11:45 at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church.

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

DES Crowning 2015 Of Individuals

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Father “Jim” Achadinha performed the Holy Spirit Mass, and presided of the crowning Ceremonies of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Diaz Ferreira 2015  ‘Mordomo”. 

The Crowning of Individuals symbolizes that All are Equal, rich or poor, man or woman; and through the Holy Spirit are connected directly to God. Everyone has a personal reason to be individually crowned.

My mother each year was crowned on Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, each time a personal one. During my brother’s Vietnam Tour she asked for his safe return, I think for me, it was to stay out of trouble. These posts are made in her and my father’s memories.

Honoring a 700 Year Old Portuguese Tradition

State Senator Bruce Tarr, State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken Honor a 700 Year Old Portuguese Tradition at the DES Portuguese Club.

See The History of the Holy Ghost Feast in a previous Post.

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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 .– Feast of the Holy Spirit Celebration

State Senator Bruce Tarr is an honored guest of the new Emperor  Mr. and Mrs. Jose Dias Ferreira.  A High Mass celebrated  at Our Lady of Good Voyage, with Father Alves, followed by a Portuguese traditional meal “Sopas do Espirito Santo” at the DES Portuguese Club.  This is a seven hundred year old Portuguese tradition, carried on primarily by the Azorean Communities all over the world.

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This post is dedicated to my parents Anibal and Adelina Simoes and my proud Azorean heritage.