As many of you are already aware, St. Joseph's Church was closed effective August 1, 2015. Although we will miss St. Joseph’s, we are excited about continuing our new chapter in the St. Rocco Society’s future. We are proud to announce that last year’s 126th Feast of St. Rocco was held on August 16th, 2015 at Most Precious Blood Church, located at 113 Baxter Street, New York, N.Y. The Society has been welcomed and asked to be part of a “new” Most Precious Blood, one where the Italian immigrant experience will be celebrated through Saints’ feast days. The Society is grateful and satisfied to have a new home in the lower east side of Manhattan. We are pleased that we are able to continue to celebrate our feast at an Italian American Parish near St. Joseph’s Church and near the feast’s historical roots where it began at St. Joachim’s Church. Last year’s feast was a resounding success! Thank you to all of our supporters who have followed us to our new home. Attendance was phenomenal as mass was packed and the procession greatly attended. Our procession route has remained very similar in that we will leave Most Precious Blood and walk down to St. Joseph's and return in our normal fashion. Please see the “This Year’s Feast” page for our procession route. Our Feast of August 21st will be, God willing, another great success. It is important that we spread the word that our feast will continue to be celebrated at Most Precious Blood. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate continuing and perpetuating our traditions in the St. Rocco Society and we look forward to seeing all of you on August 21st.
VIVA SAN ROCCO!