September 10, 2013

A look at the 2013 Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Long Island City, New York

Evviva Maria!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
I made my way to Saint Mary's Church (1008 49th Avenue) in Long Island City on Saturday (Sept. 7th) to participate in the 106th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Sponsored by the Societa Maria SS. Addolorata di Pignataro Interamna, the celebration was a magnificent display of faith and devotion. 

Following the wonderful service, a candlelight procession with a brass band accompanied the statue of the Blessed Mother through the neighborhood. 

Afterward we enjoyed some refreshments in the church auditorium. I was warmly welcomed and met many friendly people. I offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to the Societa Maria SS. Addolorata di Pignataro Interamna for their hard work and generosity. They provide an invaluable service to our community. Evviva Maria!
The procession passes Pulaski Bridge 
The candlelight vigil makes its way down 11th Street
We stopped by Ladder Company 115 to offer thanks
and prayers to New York's Bravest
The color guard beam with pride 
Long time celebrant Louis passes this
wonderful tradition on to his sons Mark and Jack 
The Our Lady of Good Counsel Band
of Inwood, Long Island kept the festivities rolling
The procession wends its way through the neighborhood
Lanterns light the night sky
Heading down 48th Avenue towards Center Boulevard
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