The Shrine’s many exciting events celebrate the Italian American culture and are noted for warm hospitality and delicious food.

Filipino Community Celebration

Categories: Cultural Event, Homepage Feature

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 11:00 am mass

11:00 am Mass, followed by Procession & Reception with traditional Filipino Cuisine 

Our Lady of Manaoag has a permanent home at the Shrine

Folk tradition has it that the Blessed Mother showed herself to a middle aged farmer and gave him the message on where she wanted her church to be located, She showed herself on a low tree amidst the glow of heavenly light. Manaoag is known more as a pilgrimage town than anything else.

This feast has been celebrated at the Shrine since 2003.   The Shrine’s Filipino community celebrates our Blessed Mother Mary with their gift of song, worship and tradition.   Much like the Italian custom, you depart full of the Holy Spirit and good food.

Piazza Pompeii

Categories: Cultural Event

Please join us for Piazza Pompeii after the 8:30 am or 11:00 am masses on Sunday August 13th, September 10th and October 1st.

Festa di Tutti I Santi

Categories: Cultural Event

Festa di Tutti I Santi is coming! – September 17, 2017

A long-standing tradition in the Italian-American community!


* Procession of Saints and Banners * Bocce * Great Food * Entertainment * Childrens’ Activities  “The Italian Experience – a pictorial history” *

11 AM UNITY MASS Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D, Rector, presiding

PROCESSION: Your Italian Society is invited to join us for the Procession of Saints and Banners. Please remember to bring a stand for your banner.

PICNIC: immediately follows the procession, in Arrigo Park (across from the church) until 5 PM

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