Gloucester's Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project
Saint Peter’s Fiesta Friday Opening Ceremony
Friday’s picture perfect summer skies made for an especially festive and at times poignant Saint Peter’s Fiesta grand opening ceremony. Festival-goers gathered at the Saint Peter’s Club and, after everyone who had participated in the day’s earlier sporting events had raced home to change, the procession carrying Saint Peter through the square and around the old city hall (American Legion building) began. Eight fishermen are given the honor of transporting Saint Peter on a specially crafted cart.
The Wagner and Sleepy Pallazola Families were given special commendations by the Fiesta committee.
Rev. James M. Achadinha, the new pastor for Our Lady of Good Voyage and Holy Family, was introduced to the crowd.
Dominic Nicastro hands the care of Saint Peter to Joe Orlando
State Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante and Senator Bruce Tarr gave moving speeches and rallying cries for the fishing industry.