Letter from Our President, Mike Fusco
Last week we had six Sicilian guests visit us at the Society for a very brief rapidly planned visit (on their part, not ours). The historical folk singer, Mr. Alfio Patti, entertained those at the Society with a selection of Sicilian folk songs. Special thanks to Steve Zanni and his staff for arranging a quick visit that morning at Methuen City Hall, to Carmen Giuffrida for helping to initiate the communication a few weeks ago and to John Sapienza at Pizza King for the pizza lunch. However, significant thanks to Peter Messina for opening his home and heart in hosting them for a late evening dinner and for transporting them to/from Boston Logan.
- Earlier in June we distributed six scholarship awards to aspiring college-bound students. The six, and their respective colleges are:
Shelby Mantilla Central Catholic High School Nova Southeastern University
Nathalie Perry Methuen High School Northeastern University
Glorimar Estevez Lawrence High School University of MA Amherst
Imanni Gruijon Lawrence High School Stanford University
Adrelys Mateo Santana Lawrence High School University of MA Amherst
Jennifer Monderer Andover High School Northeastern University
Con Vera Fede!
The 93rd Feast of the Three Saints 2016
The 93rd Feast of the Three Saints will be held September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2016. Please join us for the fun and festivities as this year is shaping up to be spectacular.
The Feast will kick off with an opening ceremony starting at Lawrence City Hall at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 3, 2016. The St. Alfio Society members and Lawrence City dignitaries will march the traditional parade route through the old Italian neighborhood. The march ends at Holy Rosary Church, Corpus Christi Parish to say a personal prayer to the Saints in the lower Church. (Remember, you can visit the Saints throughout the weekend). The Friday night entertainment will begin shortly after. (Please see the entertainment schedule below.) Vendors will be open.
Saturday starts bright and early with our 3rd annual Run for Scholars 5k Road Race. (You can sign up by following the link). The Feast will open at noon with entertainment and festivities.
The Torch Light Parade begins Saturday evening at dusk..around 7:30 PM. The Torchlight Parade honors the Three Saints as members of the Society march to Common & Newbury Streets. The parade culminates with fireworks and the playing of the Cantata.
Sunday at 10:00 AM - Mass in Honor of the Three Saints at Holy Rosary Church, Corpus Christi Parish. The public is invited to join in this Mass.
The Feast opens at noon.
Sunday 3:00 PM. Procession of the Three Saints. The statues of the Saints are carried in procession on the Vara from Holy Rosary Church. The procession will will return to the St. Alfio Society building on Common St. approximately 7:00 PM. Benediction will be at that time. There is also confetti shot from the rooftops and doves that are let go. It is quite the celebration.
7:45 PM the Saints are returned to the Church and there is more entertainment.
This three day celebration which takes place annually on Labor Day weekend, honors the Saints and helps raise funds for various local charities, scholarships for college-bound students, support of an orphanage and the Society's numerous volunteer activities and events. More than anything, it is a testament of faith for the three young men who gave their lives over 1,760 years ago and for the Society that remembers it.
Con Vera Fede! (With true faith!)
Viva Sant' Alfio!
Feast of the Three Saints 2016 Entertainment Schedule
Streets of the Feast
The Italian Serenaders 6:00 PM
6:00 PM Stephen Savio
Busty Faro 4:45 PM
Sunday Evening 9/4/16
The Reminisents 8:00 PM
The Mystics 4:00 PM
Streets of the Feast
The Italian Serenaders 4:00 PM
Busty Faro 5:00 PM
Feast of the Three Saints Run for Scholars
Saturday, September 3, 2016
The St. Alfio Society is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Feast of the Three Saints Run for Scholars Road Race!
This 5k road race will be held on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 - over Labor Day Weekend in conjunction with the Feast of the Three Saints held in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Proceeds from the race will go toward the St. Alfio Society's scholarships, which are awarded annually to Lawrence area high school seniors heading toward college. More information about the scholarships can be found at threesaintsinc.org
Shirts will be available for all participants. There will be age group awards, and post race refreshments. The 5k road race will begin at 8:00am. The registration fee for the 5k is $25.00 online ($30.00 mail in) in advance and $30.00 on race day. Online registration will close on Thursday September 1st at 11:00pm, and race day registration will be available beginning at 7:00am at 20 Common Street, Lawrence Mass. Click here to register or just make a donation!
The Saint Alfio Society Lucky Lottery Raffle
The raffle tickets were drawn on July 4th and the lucky lottery raffle winners are:
1st Place Pat Licciardi
2nd Place Laura Wante
3rd Place Paul and Fran Blais
Congratulations to the lucky winners and thank you all for participating in this fundraiser!
Feast of the Three Saints Devotional Bracelets
Our Devotional Bracelets are in! Each bracelet is hand-made and features a devotional medal of the Three Saints! Order yours today. They make great gifts!!
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Last updated 7/24/16