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Page6 POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 5, 2011 Mrs. Murphy... As I See It The 5 th annual tickets still available and nightmare with barrels of Sacred Heart can be purchased at the ship trash strewn in the streets. Feast was held ... The Spanish feast was Trash pickers have turned /  ,  recently on Paris held last Sunday in Central trash day into a business of Street. The weather was great, putting everyone in a party mood. The festivities included music and enter- tainment by three Eastie favorites: Tavares, Beawolfe and East Coast Acappella. Their performances were sensational and kept party revelers in a dancing mood. Kiddy rides and a variety of food stands were available for people to enjoy. It was a win, win occasion that helped raise money for the Parish. State Representa- tive Carlo Basile began the festival several years ago and it has since grown into a summertime treat. Eastie's Don Petrosino, a musician with the Beawolfe Band, will be entertaining on the Spirit of Boston, Saturday evening August 6 th that includes a cruise around the Boston Harbor and light refresh- ments. There may be some Park attracting hundreds of people. Spanish music, food stands and other activities were featured. Local restau- rants did big business and it was good for the economy. It's called follow the leader ... Mayor Tom Menino has started a bicycle rental pro- gram in Boston. If the Mayor wants to have Boston a city of bicycles, he needs to improve some restrictions. Cyclists need to have insur- ance, wear helmets and fol- low the rules of the roads. Just recently a biker ped- dling around a rotary in Revere almost caused major auto accidents. Bicycling is a serious sport and peddlers need to be vigilant. If Boston becomes a bicycle Mecca, we also need to protect pedestrians. If all the rules are not followed, fines need to be imposed! ... Trash day on Bennington Street is a their own. After sorting through people's trash to find bottles and other money- makers they leave a trail of trash behind. Boston needs to start fining these culprits before East Boston becomes a junkyard .... Congratula- tions to the Post-Gazette for 116 years of outstanding local news and entertaining articles .... Eastie Pride Day is coming up soon. This is one of East Boston's biggest family day events. Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and volunteers do an out- standing job in bringing this event to the public ... Elite Donut in Day Square has made their frontage invit- ing for patrons to enjoy a breakfast outside. Hanging flowering pots and side- walk flowers adorn the front. If you ride by, it looks like a little car6 in Paris ... Till next time. 9100t00nnual Madonna Delia Ca00a 00east The 91 st Annual Grand Re- ligious Feast in honor of Ma- donna Della Cava will take place on August 12% 13 th and 14 th, 2011 on Hanover and Battery Streets in Boston's North End. On Friday, August 12% at 7:00 pm will be the exposi- tion of the image of the Madonna at 3 Battery Street followed by a blessing and short procession. From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, music by Alfio will be performed, with special entertainment by him from 10:00 pm to 10:45 pm. There will be a Grand Raffle at 11:00 pm. On Saturday, August 13% the Legendary Intruders will perform from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. They will provide special entertainment from 10:00 pm to 10:45 pm. The AIfio Grand Raffle will again be at II:00 pm. On Sunday, August 14 th, there will be a live DJ starting at 11:00 am and con- tinuing throughout the day until II:00 pm. High Mass at St. Stephen's Church will be at 11:00 am. At 1:00 pm, there will be a procession for the faithful in which the im- age of the Madonna will be borne through the streets ac- companied by society mem- bers, Paesani, devotees and three marching bands St. Alfio's, Northeast Italiano Band and Rockland Rebels. Between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm will be special entertain- ment by Scarlet Fade, and the Grand Raffle will take place at 10:45 pm. The feast closes at 11:00 pm with the return of the Madonna to her permanent chapel. DIVORCE * CRIMINAL * LAW OFFICES OF FRANK J. CIANO 230 MSGR. O'BRIEN HIGHWAY GENERAL PRACTICE OF LA W WILLS ESTATE PLANNING TRUSTS PERSONAL INJURY * WORKERS COMP. 617-354-9400 Si Parla Italiano CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02141 On Sale Now! 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He was the eldest of seven children and very intelligent. On January 21, 1713, he took his degree as Doctor of Laws at the age of sixteen. At the age of twenty- seven he became one of the leaders of the Neapolitan Bar. After eight years of practicing law, Alphonsus decided to leave the legal profession and considered entering religious life. On August, 28, 1723, Alphonsus had gone to visit the sick in the Hospital for Incurables. Suddenly he found himself surrounded by a mysterious light; the house seemed to rock, and an interior voice said "Leave the world and give thyself to Me." This occurred twice. Alphorsus left the Hospital and went to the church of the Redemption of Captives and made a solemn resolution to enter religious life. He offered himself as a novice to the Fathers of the Ora- tory. His father, Don Joseph, agreed to allow his son to become a priest, provided he would give up his idea of joining the Oratory and would continue to live at home. In 1724, he founded the Evening Chapels. His ser- mons were very effective at converting those who were alienated from their faith. These chapels were centers of prayer and piety, preach- ing, community, social activ- ities and education. At the time of his death, there were 72 of these chapels with over 10,000 active participants. It was there that he began his missionary experience in the interior regions of the Kingdom of Naples where he found people who were much poorer and more abandoned than any of the street chil- dren in Naples. On Decem- ber 21, 1726, at the age of thirty, he was an ordained priest, In April 1729, the Apostle of China, Matthew Ripa, founded a missionary col- lege in Naples, which be- came known as the "Chi- nese College". Alphonsus left his father's house and went to live at the College without, however, becoming a member of his society. It was here that he met Father Thomas Falcoia of the Congregation of the "Pii Operarii" (Pious Workers) and formed with him the great friendship of his life. It was at this time that a postulant, Julia Crostarosa, born in Naples on Octo- ber 31, 1696, entered the convent of Scala; her reli- gious name was Sister Maria Celeste. In 1725, while still a novice, she had a series of visions in which she saw a new order of nuns similar to that revealed to Father Falcoia many years before. She was inspired to write a Rule for her order that came to the attention of Father Falcoia who was director of the convent. Father Falcoia submitted the new Rule to a number of theologians who approved it and said it might be adopted in the convent of Scala, pro- vided the community would accept it. On October 8, 1730, Falcoia was consecrated Bishop of Castellamare. Soon after, Father Falcoia made known to Alphonsus his mis- sion, which was to leave Naples and establish an or- der of missionaries at Scala, who should work above all for the neglected goat herds of the mountains. Alphonsus' director, Father Pagano; Father Fiorillo, a great Dominican preacher; Father Manulio, Provincial of the Jesuits; and Vincent Cutica, Superior of the Vincentians, supported Father Alphonsus, and on November 9, 1732, the "Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer" was begun in a little hospice be- longing to the nuns of Scala. Alphonsus was consecrated Bishop of Sant'Agata dei Goti in 1762. He tried to refuse the appointment, proposing his age and infirmities as arguments against his con- secration. During this time he wrote sermons, books, and articles to encourage devotion to the Blessed Sac- rament and the Blessed Virgin Mary. He retired from his office in 1775 and went to live in the Redemptorist community in Pagani, Italy where he died on August 1, 1787. He was beautified on September 15, 1816, by Pope Pius VII and canonized on May 26, 1839, by Pope Gre- gory XVI. He was named Patron of Confessors and Moralists by Pope Plus XII on April 26, 1950. Saint Alphonsus is a Doctor of the Church. f NOBILE INSURANCE ALBANO F. PONTE, CEP Financial and Estate Planning Email afponte @ Phone 617-320-0022 MICHAEL F. NOBILE, CPCU ARLINGTON 148A Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA 02474 (781) 646-1200 Fax (781) 646-1148 MEDFORD 39 Salem Street Medford, MA 02155 (781 ) 395-4200 Fax (781) 391-8493 BOSTON 30 Prince Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-6766 Fax (617) 523-0078 --- J