Sunday June 9th 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.
This Year’s St. Anthony’s Banner Auction:
Live Auction with the Additional Option of Early E-Mail Bidding
- This year’s banner auction is next Sunday, June 2nd. The highest bidder has the honor of carrying the banner in the procession around the East Side on Sunday June 9th after the 9:30 Mass. However, this year there is an optional new feature for bidding for those who choose to use it.
- Sometimes former parishioners who live out of town want to bid to carry the banner but cannot come to Cortland the preceding weekend for the auction. Also, a parishioner may be away the week of the auction. To give everyone the option to participate, we are now allowing early bidding via e-mail this week in addition to the live auction next Sunday.
- Live bidding will start directly after 9:30 Mass on Sunday, June 2nd. If desired, out-of-town e-mail bidders may continue bidding via someone who represents them at the live auction.
- Payment (check or cash) must be made either the day of the auction or by Thursday June 5th at St. Anthony’s Parish Office, including checks mailed from out-of-town bidders. If payment is not received, the next highest bidder will be telephoned. [Checks may be mailed to St. Anthony’s and St. Mary’s Parish Center, 59 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045 Attn: St. Anthony’s Office]
Take part in this wonderful tradition for a very special festival experience!