Holy Rosary Church will be hosting its 120th Annual Feast of the Assumption from Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 18. The event will take place in Little Italy, Cleveland and all are welcome to attend the feast. The event offers both cultural and religious experiences to anyone interested in attending the event.
The Feast of the Assumption has taken place annually at Holy Rosary Church for over 100 years. It commemorates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven and is a holy day for the Catholic community. The feast begins with a Solemn Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday followed by a procession in the streets of Little Italy. The celebration will conclude on Saturday with a candlelight procession honoring the Virgin Mary and prayer and fireworks will follow.
Throughout the festival, Italian culture is embraced and shared with delicious food and live music. Those who attend can enjoy delicious cavatelli, meatballs, pizza, sausage, fried raviolis and mozzarella, and homemade Italian cookies. There will also be a cavatelli dinner in the church hall on the first day of the festival from noon to 3 p.m. Friends and family can come together to enjoy this delicious cultural experience by taking part in a Little Italy tradition that dates back more than 100 years.
The Annual Feast of the Assumption also acts as a fundraiser for Holy Rosary Church. Funds raised help Parish children attend Catholic school and support parish operations. “This is the one event that helps bring faith, family and tradition together and people look forward to returning to Cleveland to come back and celebrate,” says Father Joseph Previte, Pastor of Holy Rosary Church. “It roots them here and it’s where they grew up with the traditions they learned.” To be a part of this tradition, come down to Little Italy on August 15 and partake in some of the best Italian and religious festivities that are sure to make you feel right at home.
The celebration will be located at 12021 Mayfield Rd. in Cleveland. For more information about the event, call 216-421-2995 or visit the church’s website at holy-rosary.org. Information about volunteering for the event can also be found on the church’s website.