St. Anthony’s Italian Family Feast Coming June 9th

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Published: May 29, 2011 @ 12:00 PM EDT
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The Church of the Assumption will be holding its annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast from June 9th through 12th with homemade cooking, an Italian style Café, food vendors, music, amusement rides, and games. Located on the Church grounds at 113 Chiego Place, the feast will run from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday,  6 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The new pastor of the Church of the Assumption, Fr. James Spera will be holding a faith-oriented celebration that includes a procession through the streets with the statue of St. Anthony. The 100 year-old statue of St. Anthony, recently refurbished, was part of the parish when it was founded in 1907. There will be a street procession after the 12 noon Mass on June 12th which will be accompanied with music by the Tony Neglia Band.

This festival is close to Fr. Spera’s heart, who holds a devotion to the saint and a fascination with his life. St. Anthony was famous for his preaching and is a Doctor of the Church. Fr. Spera remarks, “St. Anthony is the Lost and Found department of heaven.”

On Friday June 3, at 4:15 pm Fr. Spera will be interviewed live on WFJS Catholic radio. (WFJS 1260 AM or  WFJS 89.3 FM or stream online at www.domestichurchmedia.org).

Pre-sale ride tickets will be available after all Masses with a discounted price of $12 per sheet. There will be a ‘Pay One Price Ride’ night on Thursday, June 9th where $20 will get you an unlimited ride bracelet. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.