Diocesan News

Photos: Italians Honor Our Lady Of Sorrows

Brooklyn’s first Italian Roman Catholic parish – Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens – hosted the Congrega Maria S.S. Addolorata and the people of Mola Di Bari on Sept. 8 as they honored the feast of their hometown patron saint, Our Lady of Sorrows, with a traditional Italian street procession and Mass. This year marked the 65th annual procession, complete with with a fireworks display and Mass celebrated by Msgr. Steven Aguggia, director of the National Italian Apostolate Conference for the U.S. Bishops; Msgr. Guy Massie, pastor; and Father Patrick Keating, associate vicar for Human Services. The statue was carried through the streets upon the shoulders of the faithful, accompanied by men and women devoted to Our Lady.

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