Feast of Santa Rosalia
Members of the Santa Rosalia Society invite everyone to attend the celebration of the Feast of Santa Rosalia on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The schedule of events is as follows:
- 4:30 p.m.: Mass at St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish.
- 5:20 p.m.: Procession following Mass with the statue and Red Band from the church to the renovated chapel at the corner of Jay and Mohawk streets.
- 5:30 to 10 p.m.: Food, pizza fritta, beverages, a raffle for $1,000, socializing and meeting and making friend.
- 6 p.m.: Traditional and popular songs by the Coro Italiano.
- 7 p.m.: Italian songs, marches and overtures by the Red Band in concert.
- Santa Rosalia (1130–1166), also is called La Santuzza or “The Little Saint,” and in Sicilian as “Rusulia.”
She is especially important internationally as a saint invoked in times of plague.
Santa Rosalia often is depicted as a young woman, sometimes holding a cross, book or skull, and also a spray of lilies.