Agrigento Italy celebrates festival of Santa Gemma
The Church of Santa Gemma Galgani in the city of Agrigento, Italy will celebrate a 3 day festival-May 14-16, with a Eucharistic Celebration (Mass) presided by the Archbishop, in honor of the (Passionist) feast of Saint Gemma (May 16).
-Friday's Mass in honor of Santa Gemma will be celebrated by His Excellency, Francesco Montenegro, Archbishop of Agrgento.
-On Saturday, St Gemma's feastday, the faithful will have a procession through the streets surrounding the Church with a statue of Santa Gemma.
For those interested, here is a Italian news article explaining the celebrations:
Here is a rough translation:
"From May 13 to 16 celebrations will be held at the Church of St. Gemma Galgani for the occasion of the Patroness of the Parishes feast day. Here's the schedule:
Thursday, May 14: 16.30 Rosary, Evening Prayer and Prayer to Saint Gemma; 17.30 Eucharistic liturgy (Mass);
Friday, May 15: 17.30 host of the Parish of St. Gemma Raffadali; 18.00 Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) presided over by S.E. Archbishop Francesco Montenegro.
Saturday, May 16: 09.30 Eucharistic liturgy (Mass); 16.30 hours Procession of S. Gemma on the streets of the parish and at 18.00 Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass).
-Organized by coordinator Pino Milioto in collaboration with the pastor and the entire Church council."
~Saint Gemma, pray for us!