Sts. Cosmas And Damian Festival This Weekend
One of the great autumn traditions in central New York is the St. Cosmas snd St. Damian Festival in Utica, and it's this weekend. Check out the details.
According to St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church:
"101st Annual Pilgrimage and Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian
This year's Pilgrimage and Feast will be held on September 28 and 29, 2013
Sponsored by St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church
422 Tilden Avenue Utica, New York 13501
The Schedule for 2013 is as follows:
Saturday, September 28, 2013– MASSES will be celebrated at 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Candlelight Procession will follow the 7:00 PM Mass. Band Concert at 8:45 PM by the Banda Rossa (Red Band) of Utica playing all of the traditional Italian songs, as well as some American standards.
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - MASSES in church at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:15 AM. MASSES at the Outdoor Shrine at 9:00 AM, 10:00AM and 11:15 AM.
GRAND PROCESSION, through the streets of East Utica at 12:30 PM, with the Statues of SS Cosmas & Damian, the Blessed Mother and S. Pio of Pietrelcina. BLESSING OF THE SICK at 2:00 PM at the Outdoor Shrine. After the Blessing of the Sick the pilgrims enjoy traditional Italian dancing.
FOOD, ITALIAN NOVELTIES, AND RELIGIOUS ARTICLES (imported from Italy) WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday September 28th and from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 29th. We welcome all of you to this annual feast."