PLAN FEAST DAY
Solemn Church Service and
Procession to Mark Corpus
Parishioners of St. Anthony's church, Court
street and South Elm-wood avenue, and members of
the neighboring Italian parishes will observe
the feast of Corpus Christi Sunday, June 23,
with a solemn church service and street
procession replete with Old World pageantry, the
Rev. Carl Celotto, pastor, announced today.
This year’s observance, devoted to the petitioning of divine
guidance for the nation's economic recovery,
will open with a high mass at 11 o'clock in the
morning, celebrated by Father Celotto.
The street procession, which will be held under combined auspices
of parishioners and 22 Italian societies, will
start at 3 o'clock in the afternoon in front of
the church. Peter S. Rizzo is general chairman.
The procession will
move through Court, Seventh, Virginia,
Efner and Georgia streets and Trenton and Busti
As in past years, the line of autos will be gaily decorated
with flags and bunting. Merchants will vend
del-icacies such as are sold on the streets of
Italian towns during such celebrations.
Ten altars also will be erected along the route for the
administration of benediction to the spectators.
During the procession, Father Ce-lotto will carry the Holy
Sacrament, under a gold and silver canopy.
Italian World war veterans will form a guard of
White-garbed children who only recently made their first communion and
were confirmed will strew flowers in the path of
the Holy Sacrament.
Assisting Mr. Rizzo in arranging the procession are:
Taibi, president of the Racalmuto society and past
president of the Federation of Italian Societies; Samuel
Perla, Michael Militello, Peter Grisanti, Calogero Pilori.
Giuseppe Terranova, Salvatore La Corto, Filippo Palumbo,
Cruciano Rizzo, Aniello Crispo.
Antonio Caruana, Giacomo Grasso. Antonio Greco, Luciano
Randazzo. Giuseppe Arcuri.
Mrs. Mariantonia Cirone, Mrs. Mary Crispo, Miss Mamie Comforto, Mrs. Lucia Gugino and Miss
Other members of the committee are:
Antonio Diina, past president of the
Italian War veterans; Mariano A. Lucca, Gaetano Augello,
Vincenzo Venezia, Calogero Fanara.
D'Arpa, Salvatore Mac-cagnaro, Antonio Pellari, Giuseppe
LaBianaura, Michelangelo Saladino.
Michele Cirzane, Cosimo Militello, Orazio Battaglia and Mrs.
The societies participating are:
Societa San Giuseppe Bagheria, Clubbo San Giuseppe
Bagheria, So-cieta Marianopoli, Societa Racal-muto, Societa
Societa Montedoro, Societa Cam-pobello di Licata, Circolo
Campobello di Licata, Clubbo San Giovanni Bat-tista, Clubbo
San Antonio di Padova.
Societa Porto Empedocle, Clubbo Mussomeli, Congrega Maria SS. del
Ponte, Holy Name society of St. Anthony's Church,
Congrega SS. Crocifisso.
Societa Femminile Campobe11o di Licata, Congega Maria di
Pompeii, Congrega Madonna di Pierno, Con-grega Feminile San
Antonio, Congre-ga Dolorata and Congrega Figlia di Maria.