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Philadelphia—On Sunday, May 17, a procession of statues of Roman Catholic saints will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The procession begins immediately following the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Church, located on Montrose Street, between Seventh and Eighth streets, in South Philadelphia. A traditional Italian brass band will accompany the procession, which starts at the church, goes south on Eighth Street to Ellsworth Street, then to Ninth Street. From there, it goes north on Ninth Street, with a stop at Washington Avenue for the Italian Market blessing of its merchants, workers and customers. A dedication will be made to the Blessed Mother with the “Ave Maria.” Afterward, there will be a St. Paul Parish hospitality booth for 50/50 raffle tickets and a one-of-a-kind selfie with Pope Francis.

Vineland, N.J.—On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the St. Padre Pio Senior Club is planning a bus trip to see Nashville at the Shore at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake, N.J. The bus departs at 8:15 a.m. from the Rosary Hall parking lot. The cost is $68 per person and includes a one-hour open bar, plus a luncheon with complimentary wine and soda at each table. Dinner selections feature sirloin of beef, chicken marsala, or tilapia francaise. Showtime is 1:30 p.m. The bus arrives back in Vineland at 5:30 p.m. For reservations or more information, call Rosemary Nestor at (856) 226-3451.

Wilmington—On Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m., CoroAllegro will hold The Tiber, the Arno, and the Grand Canal: A Celebration of Italian Choral Music at St. Anthony’s of Padua. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students) and are available at www.coroallegro.com and at the door. Call (302) 658-6915 or see the ad on page 18 for more details.

Wilmington—On Saturday, May 16, the Bi-Annual State Convention of the OSIA Grand Lodge of Delaware will be held at the Montessori School in Wilmington. Delegates are needed to represent their lodges. Filial-lodge members who wish to attend should call Joe Facciolo at (302) 494-2617 for more details.

Wilmington—Italo-Americans United of Delaware’s annual picnic for the blind will be held on Sunday, June 21, from noon to 4 p.m., on the St. Anthony of Padua Parish’s courtyard at Ninth and Dupont streets. The cost is $10 per person. For tickets, call Frank Stella at (302) 275-7630.

Wilmington—Anyone interested in being a golf sub for the Wednesday-night Prince of Piedmont Lodge’s golf league can sign up at the club, located at 603 N. Lincoln St., or call Joe Dellose at (302) 354-3128 for details. The league starts May 6 at 4:15 p.m.

Greg Mathias
Author: Greg Mathias

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