This years Festa took place on the 25th of September 2011. As you probably know by now it always takes place on the last Sunday in September. This Sunday turned out to be a particularly beautiful day. It was almost as if the Lord granted us this day so that we could celebrate the life of his beloved mother. I’ve posted some highlights of that days festivities so even though you were not able to come you can still partake in a small way in what went on. For those who were there perhaps it will stir some fond memories of the day.
Highlights of The Festa Della Madonna Di Montevergine 2011
The procession commenced at the Hectorville church where hundreds of devoted pilgrims walked to the Newton Church via Montacute Rd, Newton Rd and Graves St chanting the Rosary along the way. Mass was held there celebrated by Archbishop Philip Wilson and Father Gian Marco Mattei accompanied by the St. Francis Choir.
After Mass everyone was probably famished due to that long walk and so they partook of all the lovely food that you normally find on this special day including pasta, trippa, pizza, zepole and other delicious foods. Throughout the day there was also many entertainers in the marquis making sure that their audience were always having a great time. They included the Cugini Calabrese, Carmela De Losinno, Marco Cinque, Armando Masone amongst others.
As the official videographer I could tell that everyone had a great time and were glad to be there on this special day. I hope that the highlights from that day was able to convey just a little of how special and wonderful that day turned out to be. Hope to see you there next year.
For those of you who did attend and wanted to refresh their memories as to what the politicians had to say at the festa you can see it in its entirety by clicking on this link.