Feast of St. Anthony This Weekend @ St. Margaret Shrine

BRIDGEPORT—The annual St. Anthony Festival, also known as the Original Italian Festival, will be held from June 7th to 9th at St. Margaret Shine in Bridgeport!

Join us for delicious Italian cuisine, festive music, carnival rides, and fun for the whole family!

Each year, thousands of people turn out for the “Original” Feast of St. Anthony to enjoy a festival of faith, fun, good food, live music and rides at St. Margaret Shrine.

The Feast includes the largest variety of Italian food specialties, Italian-American music, entertainment, raffles, rides and games. It also boasts its famous Pizza Fritta and many other tasty Italian dishes. On Sunday, the day begins with the Special Outdoor Mass, followed by a procession in honor of St. Anthony.

IMG_4609_ferris“The Feast is an opportunity to celebrate and to support our beautiful Diocesan Shrine,” said Deacon Don Foust, Administrator of the Shrine. “We’re hoping people will join us for delicious Italian food, family friendly fun, and our traditional faith-filled outdoor Procession and Mass on Sunday.”

Foust said that many people may not realize that St. Margaret Shrine has been renovated and revived over the past few years. It has added new outdoor shrines.

St. Margaret Shrine is a Diocesan Shrine located in the North End of Bridgeport. It is open to all who wish to visit, pray and enjoy the beautiful outdoor Shrines as well as the daily celebration of Mass in the Chapel. Father Giandomenico Flora is serving as Rector.

The outdoor shrines, open throughout the year, include grottoes and Shrines dedicated to St. Padre Pio, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadelupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Lavanga, Our Lady of Charity, St. Margaret, St. Sebastian, Mother Cabrini, Christ the King, Calvary, Stations of the Cross and the Pieta.

The grounds include a St. Anthony Chapel, an All Saints Chapel, and a Veterans Memorial.

Feast Admission is 99 cents, children under 12, FREE.

Please join us for delicious Italian food and family friendly fun!