Feast of St. Anthony Draws Crowds at St. Helen’s

Feast of St. Anthony Draws Crowds at St. Helen’s

A special mass was held last Wednesday night to mark the opening of St. Anthony’s Feast on the grounds of St. Helen’s.  A procession of the statue of St. Anthony around the blocks of the church followed the mass. The feast was hosted by the Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation and the parish for the second year in a row. Live entertainment, including visits from Joe Causi and a performance by Angelo Venuto, rides and games for the whole family, along with a host of traditional Italian foods, desserts and carnival treats offered family fun throughout the weekend. The last day of the feast coincided with the Sunday afternoon mass held to close the celebration in honor of the parish’s 50th Anniversary. Members of the Foundation joined parishioners at the mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

(Above) Foundation Board members attended the 50th Anniversary mass at St. Helen’s on Sunday afternoon. Pictured l to r: Vice-President Grace Faulisi, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Treasurer Angelo Gurino, President Mario Faulisi, Monsignor Alfred LoPinto and Secretary Anne Marie Gurino.

(Below)After slaving over the pizza oven and turning out hundreds of pies at the feast, rumor has it that Foundation Treasurer Angelo Gurino makes such great pizza he may be headed for a new career.


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