The Feast of Saint Rocco

Meeting Times
Chairmen meet January through September. One meeting with booth chair people
Meeting Location
Rocco barn/chairmen - and in the conference room with booth chair people
Number of Members
Approximately 600 members from parish volunteer during, before, and after the feast.

39th Feast of St. Rocco - August 2017
August 6 - 13

IMO Opening Mass: August 6, 10:30 am

  • Rides open: Thursday, August 10th, 5-10pm
  • Food Booths, Rides and Music: Friday, August 11th, 5-10pm
  • Anointing Mass: Saturday, August 12th, 10am under the tent
  • Food Booths, Rides and Music: Saturday, August 12th, 11am-10pm
  • Closing Mass and Procession of the Statue: Sunday, August 13th, 10:30am
  • Food Booths, Rides and Music: Sunday, August 13th, 12pm-8pm
  • Raffle Drawing: Sunday, August 13th, 7:30pm

The 39th annual Feast of St. Rocco will take place from August 6th - 13th. The Opening Mass will be at 10:30am, Sunday, August 6th. The Anointing Mass will take place on Saturday, August 12th at 10am. The Closing Mass and Procession of the Statue will be on Sunday, August 13th at 10am. Food, entertainment and rides will be available August 11th - 13th. Rides and limited food (hamburgers and pizza) will be open August 10th.

This festival is not possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers, from set-up to booth help through breakdown. Volunteering for St. Rocco is a great way to meet people and help the parish at the same time.

Saint Rocco Festival The planning and pre-work for this summer's August Saint Rocco Festival is already underway. There may be snow on the ground right now, but a lot of the work by the Volunteer Steering Committee must take place now and we look forward to, and prepare for this the 39th Annual Feast of St. Rocco, we are also beginning to take a look at the 40th Annual Feast of St. Rocco in 2018 and the future of the festival. This wonderful event will have had a long and glorious run and with the 40th Festival, we will conclude its present format. The nature of events and volunteerism have changed over the years and we must positively cooperate with the changes. We are looking forward to making these final two festivals ones which will carry with them the traditions food, fun, family, friends and Faith!

The Feast of Saint Rocco is held on the second full weekend in August. It is in honor of Saint Rocco, the patron saint of the sick. The opening Mass is at 10:30 a.m., the Sunday prior to the feast. On Saturday on the field, during the feast, at 10:00 a.m., there is a Mass for the Sacrament of the Sick. The closing Mass is on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The festival is a time for families, friends, and neighbors to gather and enjoy good Italian food and entertainment in a total family-friendly atmosphere.

Co-chairmen:

  • Peter Brunelli
  • Michael DeGrazia
  • Thomas Olsen
  • Frank Fiorillo

The parish runs all food booths. Booth chair people and booth workers are always needed. There are opportunities for volunteers for all ages.

Examples of activities or ministry’s work:

A religious and fun experience. Booth worker, booth chair people, set-up, clean-up, supply runners

Time commitment for a member:

From beginning to end - can be as long as the entire weekend or as short as a 3-hour shift

Who is eligible to join:

Parish - anyone