Italian Mass will be held at 5:30pm on Saturday June 9th.
Take a tour of St. Anthony of Padua Church and relive 94 years of history! Start with a tour of the Chapel of Remembrance and see period photos of how St. Anthony's began in 1917 as a wooden structure which was earlier an elementary school and then a pasta factory. See the various transformations of the new church, built in 1952, that resulted in St. Anthony's being one of the most innovative worship spaces in the Northeast. See photographs of Cortland's early Italian immigrants and their religious and musical organizations and celebrations which still continue today. Learn about our historically and artistically noteworthy lifesize statues, stained glass windows, religious banners, and other features of our beloved St. Anthony of Padua Church!
Starts at 9:30 AM June 10th
Centennial Solemn High Mass with Bishop Robert Cunningham presiding, the St. Anthony's "monks," singing traditional Italian hymn to St. Anthony, Benediction, and the Old Timers Band playing “Caderna”
Sunday June 10th Religious Parade at 10:30 AM (approximately):
This is a traditional Italian procession in honor of St. Anthony, including a statue of the saint carried on the shoulders of four parishioners, the 13 monks, the St. Anthony’s banner, the Old Timers Band, colorful Italian banners by artist Mario Venturini representing all regions of Italy, parish groups, people wearing regional Italian costumes, floats, and antique vehicles. After Mass, the procession will line up on Pomeroy Street in front of the church and proceed according to the following route:
Starting from the church, turn left on Elm Street and proceed to Hubbard, turning left there and proceeding to Central Ave. Continue to Pomeroy St.. Turn right at Pomeroy St. and march to Port Watson St http://cialisviagras.net/. Turn right and go up Port Watson St. to Bartlett. Go down Bartlett St. to Commando Ave., pausing at the corner of Commando Ave. for the band to play. Turn left at the end of Commando and go down Hyatt St. Cross Port Watson to Pomeroy and return to festival grounds
This year games will be one price for full access. Games and activities include:
Bounce House, Face Painting, Pitching Pennies, Spike Ball, Obstacle Course, Bocce Ball, Golf Shootout, and Kan Jam.
Kids can win prices and make crafts during the sessions.
Individual or family caricatures will be created by local caricature artist Noel Passeri
Italian themed novelty items will be available on church grounds. Items include: T-shirts, Buttons, Bumper Stickers, Caps, Key Chains, Aprons and Religious Items.
Raffle tickets are available at the Parish Center during business hours and at The Festival.
Final drawing of the winning ticket will be immediately following the Old Timers Band concert.
Published on Jun 18, 2017 This video is about a day at The Saint Anthony's Festival! This was a fun day walking in the parade around the block, eating food, and just hanging out with everyone there! Please enjoy this video and share if you enjoyed!