St. Joseph Marello Parish hosts Mother of the Rosary Feast Day Mass and procession Oct. 4

Staff reports | October 8th, 2015 3:30 pm

PITTSTON — St. Joseph Marello Parish hosted the 93rd annual Mother of the Rosary Feast Mass held Sunday, Oct. 4 with a procession of St. Mary starting at the Orioles Park located on Pine Street in Pittston Township.

Our Lady of the Rosary is another title for the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Feast Day is a day on which a Christian celebration is held.

The Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day comes in celebration of when the Christian fleet defeated the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto on Oct. 7, 1571.

Adorning the statue Mary with offerings are, from left, Ryan Joyce, Paul Zaffuto, and Charles Infantino.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Feast-of-St.-Mary-1.jpgAdorning the statue Mary with offerings are, from left, Ryan Joyce, Paul Zaffuto, and Charles Infantino. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Paul Zaffuto accepts a monetary gift from Ida Pisano, Jenkins Township, in honor of St. Mary.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Feast-of-St.-Mary-2.jpgPaul Zaffuto accepts a monetary gift from Ida Pisano, Jenkins Township, in honor of St. Mary. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Gianni Mantione, 6, stands with Charles Infantino on top of the truck carrying St. Mary.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Feast-of-St.-Mary-3.jpgGianni Mantione, 6, stands with Charles Infantino on top of the truck carrying St. Mary. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Members of the Cino Paci Band play a tune prior to the procession.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Feast-of-St.-Mary-4.jpgMembers of the Cino Paci Band play a tune prior to the procession. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Dave Joyce slowly drives the truck carrying the statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus, with the procession following down Pine Street in Pittston. The procession has been a tradition for 93 years.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Feast-of-St.-Mary-5.jpgDave Joyce slowly drives the truck carrying the statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus, with the procession following down Pine Street in Pittston. The procession has been a tradition for 93 years. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
The procession follows the truck carrying the statue of Mary down Pine Street in Pittston. This has been a tradition for 93 years.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Feast-of-St.-Mary-6.jpgThe procession follows the truck carrying the statue of Mary down Pine Street in Pittston. This has been a tradition for 93 years. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

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