Feast of St. John The Baptist celebrated by the Cape Verdean Community – June, 2014

July 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Africa, Cape Verde, Director's Blog, Events

For over 30 years, the Cape Verdean community of the Archdiocese of Boston celebrates the Feast of St. John the Baptist, a tradition celebrated by the Catholic faithful of the Cape Verde islands. Every year Catholic Cape Verdeans of New England gather for this celebration with Holy Mass, a procession through the streets of Brockton, MA and a gathering with traditional food, music and activities from the islands.

 

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On June 22, 2014, a large group of faithful, from kids to adults, processed the streets of Brockton praying the rosary. Following the procession, the faithful gathered in St. Edith Stein Parish  for a standing room only Holy Mass presided over by Fr. Antonio Leal, who came directly from the Cape Verde Island.

 

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The lively Mass was followed by a feast with Cape Verdean food, music, games and the traditional “Mastro”, which hanging from its branches are goods considered the “fruits of the labor” of the islands.

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For more pictures of the Cape Verdean Feast of St. John the Baptist  Click Here.

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