Tuesday, August 1, 2017

“We’re going to pull up our tents, so to speak”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"After almost 40 years, St. Mary’s Parish will hold its second to last Feast of St. Rocco festival starting on Sunday. 
“We’re going to pull up our tents, so to speak,” co-chairman of the event, Peter Brunelli said. “It’s getting hard to get people to keep committing to do this.” 
Until that time, however, Brunelli said everyone is welcome to the annual event and that he hopes to see as many in attendance as possible. 
The 39th annual event, which celebrates St. Rocco who is seen as a protector against sickness, will be held Aug. 6-13 at One Church Street. The celebration will be host to various events including live music, rides, food and more."

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Fr Brian Manning's letter to the parish on St Rocco's

St Rocco's Festival
carousel detail from St Rocco's 2012

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