Celebrating 100 years of Faith, Family, Community  Tradition

St. Anthony's Feast   St. Lucy's Feast


August 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2021
Saint Anthony's Feast Weekend Schedule


Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Feast of Santa Lucia and the
102nd Feast of Saint Anthony all weekend long!


Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets

North End – Boston

..Thursday, August 26th

5:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies & Procession of the 100TH Feast of Santa Lucia -Father Michael Della Penna, Pastor of Saint Leonard's Parish will lead us in the Opening Ceremonies and Exposition & Blessing of the Statue of Santa Lucia and devotees. The Statue of Santa Lucia will then be brought in Grand Solemn Procession through the streets of the North End accompanied by Italian street bands, drum & bugle corps, flower girls and color guard.

5:00 PM
Dance & sing along to the sounds of Vinyl Groove. Get up and dance while enjoying a night in the neighborhood!

7:00 PM
Exposition & Blessing of the Statue of Santa Lucia and devotees. The statue of Santa Lucia is taken in procession, blessing the streets of the Feast and placed in the outdoor chapel for overnight vigil.

7:45 PM
Returning to Feast Weekend for Saint Lucy’s Centennial, enjoy a spectacular performance by Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses as they jump, jive, an’ wail "Prima-style," with their own thoroughly modern playlist. Enjoy an evening of classics from the Louis Prima catalog, selections from LPJ & Co. and a healthy dose of sure-to-please surprises. Presented by Brookline Bank.


ALL WEEKEND

Filippo Berio Culinary Stage & Tasting Tent - Featuring Boston’s best chefs showcasing their “Cucina Italiana” - stop by for some fabulous demonstrations & tastings and selections of Filippo Berio’s new pesto, and olive oils.

Regina Pizzeria Open Air Piazza - Enjoy an imported ice cold Stella Artois Beer or a glass of Ruffino Vino, and of course a slice of their world famous pizza.


..Friday, August 27th


12 NOON
Enjoy lunch and the afternoon at the Feast while listening to traditional feast music by the Ray Cavicchio Orchestra on the main stage.

6:15 PM
Members of the societies take the statue of Santa Lucia in procession to St. Leonard Peace Garden to greet our Parish priests for the opening ceremonies of St. Anthony’s Feast.

7:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies of St. Anthony’s Feast - The exposition and blessing of the statue of Saint Anthony, members, fellow devotees, and the streets of the North End.

Opening Procession - The statue of Saint Anthony is taken in procession, blessing the streets of the Feast and placed in the outdoor chapel for weekend vigil.

7:15 PM

Wonderful performance by Italian American trio, Tre Bella these “three beauties with one voice” sing your festival favorites and are joined by actor and entertainer Louis Vanaria who shares his funny stories and sings the standards. – Main Stage

..Saturday, August 28th


1:00 PM
Dance & sing along to classic Italian American entertainment by The BackTrack Band on the main stage.

5:00 PM
Outdoor Celebration of the Eucharist
Celebrate a special mass in honor of Saint Anthony & followed by a Blessing with the Blessed Relic of Saint Anthony & distribution of Blessed Saint Anthony Bread.


6:00 PM
Benvenuti Parade - Join in the fun with members and Italian marching bands in parade as we welcome everyone to the neighborhood.

7:00 PM
Dance the night away to the spectacular performance by Aaron Caruso & Friends. Accompanied by a great band and vocalists, this modern-day Mario Lanza will take you on a journey to Italy, Broadway and through the classic American songbook.

..Sunday, August 29th

10:30 AM
Mass celebrated in Italian in honor of Saint Anthony at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Church, Hanover Street, North End.

12 NOON
Grand Procession of Saint Anthony - Join us for the start of the ten-hour grand procession. The statue of Saint Anthony is carried through the streets of the North End accompanied by Italian street bands, award winning drum & bugle corps, school marching bands, sponsor floats, and color guard.

1:30 PM
Enjoy the afternoon at the Feast while listening to a wonderful musical performance by Ambrosiani on the main stage.

7:00 PM
Dance & sing along to classic Italian American entertainment by Seabreeze on the main stage.

9:30 PM
Feast Grand Finale - Saint Anthony returns to Endicott Street amidst confetti and streamers.

10:30 PM
Drawing & announcement of the Saint Lucy Feast Charity Raffle.

10:45 PM
Closing Ceremonies of St. Anthony’s Feast - Join us for the candlelit last walk of Saint Anthony to his permanent chapel.


Saint Lucy
Protectress of Eyesight
Virgine e Martire
Prayer to Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy, your beautiful name signifies light. By the light of faith which God bestowed upon you, increase and preserve this light in my soul so that I may avoid evil, be zealous in the performance of good works, and abhor nothing so much as the blindness and the darkness of evil and of sin.

By your intercession with God, obtain for me perfect vision for my bodily eyes and the grace to use them for God's greater honor and glory and the salvation of all men.

Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. Amen.

The Saint Lucy Society
The Saint Lucy Society

Statue of St. Lucy & St. Anthony
Statue of St. Lucy & St. Anthony

St. Lucy Chapel
Saint Lucy Chapel

St. Lucy Chapel
Saint Lucy Girls

St. Lucy Parade on Hanover Street
St. Lucy Parade on Hanover Street
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