Monthly Archives: August 2015

Feast of Santa Rosalia on 18th Avenue in Brooklyn

Evivva Santa Rosalia (Patrona di Palermo)

Evivva Santa Rosalia (Patrona di Palermo)

Yesterday afternoon, we took a ride to visit the Feast of Santa Rosalia on 18th Avenue in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY.  It’s been quite a while since I last visited 18th Avenue, and my first time attending the feast in honor of Palermo’s patron saint.

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Requiescat in Pace, Bishop Thomas Donato (October 1, 1940 – August 25, 2015)

Bishop Thomas Donato (October 1, 1940 - August 25, 2015) Photo credit Archdiocese of Newark website

Bishop Thomas Donato (October 1, 1940 – August 25, 2015)
Photo credit Archdiocese of Newark website

Sad to hear about the passing of Bishop Thomas Donato, Episcopal Vicar of Hudson County.  Bishop Donato was born Gaetano Aldo “Thomas” Donato in Jersey City, NJ on October 1, 1940.  

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Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Clifton, NJ

 

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

 
The sanctuary & altar inside Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Randolph Avenue in Clifton, NJ.

Sacred Heart is the oldest of the Italian national parishes in the Paterson Diocese.  It was also the first Roman Catholic Church in Clifton. 

33rd Anniversary of my Baptism

Baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Today, Saturday August 22, 2015 is the 33rd Anniversary of my Baptism. I was baptized by Father Zbigniew J. Szymanski at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Hackensack.

God Bless & Good Luck to Father Michael Marotta, CRM

With our Knights of Columbus Chaplain Father Michael Marotta, CRM

With our Knights of Columbus Chaplain Father Michael Marotta, CRM

Father Michael Marotta, CRM, will be leaving his position as pastor of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Lodi to become the novice master at the Adorno Fathers (Order of the Clerics Regular Minor) Seminary in the Philippines at the end of the month.

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Feast of San Mauro Abate in Hazelton, Pennsylvania 

San Mauro Abate

San Mauro Abate

I took a ride out to the City of Hazelton, Pennsylvania with my good friends, brothers Patrick & Anthony.  Patrick had being mentioning for a few weeks about this special feast in honor of San Mauro Abate held at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

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