The Saint Rocco's Feast will be held on August 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2021
Our 91st Feast begins in:
A Letter Regarding The 2020 St. Rocco's Feast of Malden
Dear Friends of the St. Rocco Society of Malden,
For over 90 years we have celebrated the feast of St. Rocco in August. It is with great sadness that we will cancel the feast for August 2020. Due to the Covid19 Pandemic it is with great caution that we adhere to the State guideline curtailing all outdoor events.
Though our feelings of sadness overwhelm us, it’s important to keep our spirits lifted in the true essence of St. Rocco by invoking his powerful intercession for good health and protection against epidemics and all types of contagious diseases.
We will take this time to think, reflect and pray for all. We will be back stronger than ever in 2021.
Mark Your Calendars for next year. Feast dates: August 6-7-8, 2021
Please check our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
If you would like to support us we will accept donations of any amount and we will be selling 90th Anniversary t-shirts and golf shirts at half price. Details will be available shortly on our Facebook page. Viva San Rocco!
In closing we take this passage from St. Rocco’s Novena.
O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech thee, from the scourges of God; through thy intercession, preserve our bodies from contagious diseases, and our souls from the contagion of sin. Obtain for us salubrious air; but, above all, purity of heart. Assist us to make good use of health, to bear suffering with patience; and, after thy example, to live in the practice of penance and charity, that we may one day enjoy the happiness which thou has merited by thy virtues. St. Rocco, pray for us
About the Saint Rocco's Feast Association of Malden
The Saint Rocco Fraternal Society of Malden was founded in 1929 in the Edgeworth Section of Malden, MA. It was founded by a group of Italian-Catholic Immigrants to become a beneficiary society for those local people inflicted with the flu. In August of 1929, the society started its annual Feast of St. Rocco which became a three day event to raise money to provide death benefits to those members families who lost their loved ones during the year. The tradition continues today and is comprised of over 30 men and women dedicated to the work of St Rocco, patron of illness. Our funds are used to fund scholarships at four local schools in Malden. donated to local food pantries and non-profit organizations not having to be affiliated with any religious organization. This year we celebrate our 87th anniversary of the feast of St. Rocco. In 1973 St Peter's Church took over the failing society in order to keep the tradition alive. In 2001 St Rocco became its own 501 c 3 organization under its President Steven Ultrino The tradition lives on under the direction of the first woman President, Joyce Mover and TEAM St. Rocco. Viva San Rocco!
The Saint Rocco Fraternal Society of Malden is a group of men and women who in imitation of their Patron Saint, face the challenges of helping those in need to meet the basic necessities that insure a healthy and successful life in todays society.
Our goal is to offer financial and moral support to those who struggle to address the educational, housing and nutritional needs of daily life and are often over-looked by society.
We strive to follow the example of our Patron by assisting those who are faced with obstacles that limit their human dignity and ability to fulfill their potential as children of a loving God. In a special way we pledge to address issues that minimize the dignity of the person and the sanctity of the human body. Regardless of race, color or creed the Society pledges to stand with those who so often are the marginalized and disenfranchised in todays world.
Funds raised by the St. Roccos Society will be used to assist needy students in meeting financial obligations to further their education and to assist individuals and families in securing adequate food, shelter and clothing. Response to these needs will be determined by the financial resources of the Society at the times of the request and is dependent on the generosity of our donors and on Gods ever-present blessings.
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St. Rocco's December 2019 Giornale
About Saint Rocco
Saint Rocco was born of noble parentage about 1340 A.D. in Montpellier, France. At birth it was noted that he had a red cross-shaped birthmark on the left side of his chest. As a young child, San Rocco showed great devotion to God and the Blessed mother. At an early age, his parents died leaving him an orphan under the care of his uncle, the Duke of Montpellier. Soon after, San Rocco distributed his wealth among the poor and took a vow of poverty. Read more