St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church at 422 Tilden Avenue, Utica, NY 13501 US - Sts. Cosmas & Damian FestivalSts. Cosmas & Damian Festival
Annual Pilgrimage and
Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian
This year's Pilgrimage and Feast will be held on
September 27 and 28, 2014
Sponsored by St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church
422 Tilden Avenue
Utica, New York 13501
May all of your prayers be answered
through the interscession
of Sts. Cosmas and Damian
2014 Schedule of Events
Enrollment in Memorial Fund
Personal Prayer Petitions
History - Devotion to Saints Cosmas and Damian was initiated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Utica, NY in 1912 by immigrants from Alberobello in the province of Bari, Italy. This grand celebration is held each year on the last Sunday of September and on the Saturday preceding the last Sunday. The faithful devotees of the Saintly Doctors gather for the celebration. More than 100 buses arrive from Canada and the Northeastern United States to pay homage to the Medici Santi. Many people make this pilgrimage to be healed spiritually, physically and emotionally. This is truly a weekend of Spiritual Healing of Mind, Body and Soul.
Saturday, September 27, 2014– MASSES will be celebrated at 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Candlelight Procession will follow the 7:00 PM Mass. Band Concert at 8:45 PM by the Banda Rossa (Red Band) of Utica playing all of the traditional Italian songs, as well as some American standards.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - MASSES in church at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:15 AM. MASSES at the Outdoor Shrine at 9:00 AM, 10:00AM and 11:15 AM.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – GRAND PROCESSION, through the streets of East Utica at 12:30 PM, with the Statues of SS Cosmas & Damian, the Blessed Mother and S. Pio of Pietrelcina. BLESSING OF THE SICK at 2:00 PM at the Outdoor Shrine. After the Blessing of the Sick the pilgrims enjoy traditional Italian dancing.
FOOD, ITALIAN NOVELTIES, AND RELIGIOUS ARTICLES (imported from Italy) WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday September 27th and from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 28th. We welcome all of you to this annual feast.
Directions to St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church – EXIT 31 OFF NYS THRUWAY. AFTER GOING THROUGH THE TOLL BOOTH, FOLLOW ROAD DIRECTLY AHEAD (Downtown sign). GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE RAMP AND YOU WILL COME TO GENESEE ST. MAKE A RIGHT HAND TURN ONTO GENESEE STREET (You will being going south on Genesee). TAKE GENESEE STREET TO JOHN STREET. GET ONTO JOHN STREET (stay in left lane on John Street) and GO TO BLEECKER STREET. YOU WILL SEE ST. JOHN’S CHURCH ON THE CORNER. MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO BLEECKER STREET AND TAKE BLEECKER STREET TO ST. ANTHONY & ST. AGNES CHURCH (about 1 Mile). THE CHURCH WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT. IT TAKES UP THE WHOLE 1500 BLOCK OF BLEECKER STREET BETWEEN ST. ANTHONY STREET AND TILDEN AVENUE.
Sts. Cosmas and Damian Memorial Fund – You may enroll a deceased loved one, or someone who is sick and in need of healing, in our Memorial Fund. All those enrolled in the memorial fund will share in over 25 masses each year offered at our Shrine. Please use the following form:
Please click here to download the printable version of the Memorial Fund Form
Personal Prayer Petitions – to be placed at Sts. Cosmas & Damian Altar during 2014 Pilgrimage – Please use following form:
Please click here to download the printable version of the Prayer Petition Form.
or contact the Oneida County Tourism Office at Thruway Exit 31,
Utica, NY 13502 – 315/724-7221