WITH LOVE AND BEST WISHES TO SARA FAVAZZA

Showering Sara with love and confetti

Sara Favazza is the daughter and tenth child of Captain Salvatore Favazza and Maria Lucido Favazza. Salvatore Favazza commissioned the original Saint Peter’s statue in 1926 and in 1927, Gloucester celebrated its first Saint Peter’s Fiesta.

THE NOVENA BEGINS AT 6:30 ON TUESDAY AND ALL ARE WELCOME

Agnes Burnham, Sara Favazza, and Bea Ciaramitaro

Tomorrow is the last night of prayers to Saint Peter. The novena begins at an earlier time, 6:30, to allow for the mass that follows. Come one, come all!

Crazy Hat Lady Sisters Robyn and Amy 

Wonderful to see the younger generation participating!

SAVE THE DATES! OFFICIAL SAINT PETER’S FIESTA 2018

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27th THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 1st!!!

Sara Favazza, Joe Novello, Al Millefoglie

Thursday, June 23

6:30 p.m. Fiesta 5K Road Race, start at Stage Fort Park, finish line at St. Peter’s Park. Contact Cape Ann YMCA.

8-11 p.m. Entertainment, Dance and Music featuring Wild Fire at St. Peter’s Park

Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: Contact Cape Ann YMCA

Friday, June 24

4:45 p.m. Greasy Pole Contest and Women’s Seine Boat Races, Pavilion Beach

6:30 p.m. Entertainment at St. Peter’s Square

7:30 p.m. Formal Opening, St. Peter’s Square, followed by Elio Lorusso and Seabreeze entertainment until 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 25

9:30 a.m. Family Activity Day at Newell Stadium, Gloucester High School

10 a.m., Pavilion Beach, Military Seine Boat Race: U.S. Coast Guard vs. U.S. Navy, and Gloucester Fire Department vs. Gloucester Police Department

3 p.m. Children’s Games at Beach Court

4:45 p.m. Sports Events off Pavilion Beach: Seine Boat Races and Greasy Pole Contest

8-11:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment at St. Peter’s Square: Gian Faraone and Big Band Orchestra

Sunday, June 26

10 a.m. Celebration of Mass of St. Peter, at St. Peter’s Park

Noon: Procession begins after Outdoor Mass, Washington Street to Prospect Street to Main Street

3 p.m. Blessing of the Fleet, Stacy Boulevard

3 p.m. Concert, United States Navy Band Northeast, St. Peter’s Park

4:45 p.m. Sports Events off Pavilion Beach: Seine Boat Races and Greasy Pole Contest

6:30 p.m. Children’s Pinata Contest, Pascucci Court

6:30-7:15 p.m. Musical entertainment at St. Peter’s Square: Jimmy Geany

7:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony: Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events, St. Peter’s Park

8:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment at St. Peter’s Park: Paul London

11 p.m. Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession, St. Peter’s Park

Thank you to Saint Peter’s Fiesta Committee member Al Millefoglie for sharing the dates of the Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2018!


Sunday Walkers 2017

“Sisters” Giambanco Greasy Pole Rally

 

ALICE GARDNER SHARES A NOTE AND SOME LOVELY PHOTOS OF MAYOR SEFATIA AND SARA FAVAZZA FROM THE CAPE ANN READS CELEBRATION

Wish I got a pic at your booth . Gorgeous illustrations ! What a fun and happy event .

It was great that Sara Favazza could come to the event. She really enjoyed herself .

Good seeing you !

The best , Alice

SAINT PETER’S FIESTA OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT PHOTOS WITH SEINE BOAT CHAMPION GROUP SHOTS

Snapshots from Fiesta opening and closing night ceremonies Viva!

SARA FAVAZZA UNVEILING THE NEW SAINT PETER STATUE

Although meticulously maintained over the years, the Saint Peter statue is becoming increasingly dried out and fragile, as explained by Joe Novello, master of ceremonies at the Saint Peter’s Fiesta official opening event. Sara Favazza hopes the original Saint Peter statue will eventually be retired to the Cape Ann Museum, and perhaps live next to the Our Lady of Good Voyage statue.

Sara Favazza and the new Saint Peter statue.

TWO SAINT PETERS SIDE BY SIDE – CAN YOU TELL THE NEW FROM THE ORIGINAL?

The beautiful new Saint Peter statue was unveiled at Friday night’s Fiesta opening celebration. Sara Favazza, daughter and tenth child of Captain Salvatore Favazza and Maria Lucido Favazza, did the honors. Salvatore Favazza commissioned the original Saint Peter’s statue in 1926 and in 1927, Gloucester celebrated its first Saint Peter’s Fiesta.

SNAPSHOTS FROM ALICE GARDNER’S ST. PETER’S FIESTA BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

Hosted by the Sawyer Free Library and The Bookstore of Gloucester, a wonderful time was had at Alice Gardner’s book launch party for her children’s book St. Peter’s Fiesta!

Sara Favazza and Alice Gardner

Rosie Verga, Sara, and Marie Linquata

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FIESTA HAT LADY AMY CLAYTON TEACHING THE KIDS “Me chi samiou tutti mutti”

Photos from Alice Gardner’s children’s book launch party will post tomorrow when I have a little more time. It was lots of fun and there was a great turnout. Here is Crazy Hat Lady Amy Clayton at the Sawyer Free Library teaching children the call and response “Me chi samiou tutti mutti – Viva San Pietro!”

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Gloucester’s own Fiesta Hat Ladies Robyn and Amy with Mayor Sefatia, sister Rose, niece Lia, and friends. I can’t wait to see the sister’s whimsical, wild, and wonderful creations this year!!

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