Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Celebrating with the Mother of Grace Club

Last Sunday, Gloucester's Mother of Grace Club carried on a tradition that has transcended generations by celebrating its annual fiesta. The club was created in 1945 by a group of mothers to pray for the safe return of their brothers and sons from World War II.

I was honored to be able to join with club members and supporters for this year's festivities, which culminated with the candlelight procession featured in the pictures below (photos courtesy of Anthony Marks). In the pictures with me are Joann Marks, Rosalie Imbrunone, Terese Ferrara and Vito Piscitello, all members of a family that has worked hard to support the club since its inception. The matriarch of that family, Antoinette Piscitello, was a founding member of the club.

Thanks to all who carry on the tradition of the Mother of Grace Club, and particularly to President Katie Fontana and Vice-President Gus McIntosh for all of their hard work to make this year's celebration a great success!