Welcome/Bem-vindo to our 101st Annual Celebration
July 30 - August 2, 2015

101st President of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Nelson De Gouveia

2015 Feast President 

It is with a great sense of pride and honor that I add my name to the 100 Presidents of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.  - Read More

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101st Annual Celebration July 30 - August 2, 2015

Feast President Nelson De Gouveia and now Vice President Donald Neves are seasoned veterans and know what takes to make this year's Feast an event that you will never forget!  Join us: JULY 30 - AUGUST 2, 2015!


Feast Partners with City of New Bedford for July 9th AHA Night!

Free steamed hot dogs for kids under 12! (while supplies last)

FEAST OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TOUR

Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento and the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. Read More.

Location, Date, and Hours

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Madeira Field, 50 Madeira Ave New Bedford, MA 02746

101st Annual Celebration - July 30 - August 2, 2015

Opening Day of the Feast

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament commences Thursday with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.

The sincere best wishes of the church are then bestowed upon the Festeiros and the Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento, Inc. for hosting the Feast and for contributing to the well being of the entire community. The Festeiros also receive the church’s blessing and are reminded to pay homage to the Feast’s religious origins honoring the Blessed Sacrament. Following the Benediction, the Festeiros march to the memorial area at Madeira Field where they honor the original founders of the Feast and initiate the opening ceremonies. Since its beginning in 1915, this feast has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people and in particular the heritage of the people of Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT:  
Continuous live entertainment on three stages featuring top
name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in
the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of
Madeiran Heritage. Full entertainment schedule will be posted
soon on the website  www.PortugueseFeast.com

FOOD & DRINK:
Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough)plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

SPECIAL:    
Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Saturday, Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, 5K road race (cash prizes- entry form on website), largest and longest parade in New Bedford starting at Brooklawn Park, traditional folk dances, family oriented carnival midway, street vendors and much more!


PARADE:
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 3 p.m.
Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route
from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.

 

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William Teixeira posted a blog post

Comments from a Long Time Friend of the Feast

I received a post from a subscriber on my page on Face Book," MY PORTUGUESE FRIENDS," and was…See More
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William Teixeira posted a blog post

The Closer we all get to the Feast the Anxiety builds

The closer we get to the Feast the anxiety builds for everyone and especially for those directly…See More
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Wine Tasting: Fundraiser for Scholarship Fund at Feast Grounds. 50 Madeira Ave, New Bedford MA

May 9, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
You are invited: Wine TastingDate: Saturday, May 9, 2015 (6pm - 9pm)Proceeds will benefit: Clube SS…See More
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William Teixeira commented on William Teixeira's blog post Congradulations to the President of the 101 Feast for 2015
"Graças a Deus, alguns de nós fomos criados com a formação madeirense e…"
Oct 17, 2014
William Teixeira posted a blog post

Congradulations to the President of the 101 Feast for 2015

Nelson let me one of the first to congratulate you being elected President of the 2015 Feast of the…See More
Oct 16, 2014
William Teixeira posted a blog post

2014 Feast Pictures

Just a great job on the pictures which were taken this year and the postof the pictures in a timely…See More
Sep 21, 2014
William Teixeira posted a blog post

What a great reunion with my Faith, family, and Friends at the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Had a wonderful time

Had a wonderful time at the feast this year. A little bit of rain didn't stop me from doing what I…See More
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it was great feast

it was a great time at the feast phil vasser was great singer we want him back next yearevery body…See More
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Great Job Everyone

As always the Feast was wonderful. Even the steady rain on Saturday didn't put a damper on things.…See More
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Comments from a Long Time Friend of the Feast

I received a post from a subscriber on my page on Face Book," MY PORTUGUESE FRIENDS," and was really impressed with his comments on the Feast. I asked the gentleman's permission to repost it and he gave me permission. I would like to share it here on the Feast Page as well.

Pictured below Mr. and Mrs Ron Quellet.

Ron, well said and from an old Madeiran Guy and a former City of New Bedford Resident thanks you. Just your words today made us who are members of the Club Madeirense always feel and felt that is just we try to do bringing together Friends, Family, and the community together for four days everyone shares…

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Posted by William Teixeira on July 3, 2015 at 8:19am

The Closer we all get to the Feast the Anxiety builds

The closer we get to the Feast the anxiety builds for everyone and especially for those directly involved with putting it together. Yes, the Feast Committee who have been working and planning for the event for over 12 months and also the members of the Club Madeirense who are the main supporter of the Committee. We who live miles away and are members of the Club sure feel the anxiety as well knowing we who worked many years at the Club and Feast can feel that same pride we all want to share with all our Heritage.

This year 2015 will be special as every year is for the President of the Feast and his committee for he and the committee plan new events and entertainment to encourage the public to attend and this year something from the past which has been missing may be brought out again. One of the greatest moments is after…

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Posted by William Teixeira on July 1, 2015 at 11:00am

Congradulations to the President of the 101 Feast for 2015

Nelson let me one of the first to congratulate you being elected President of the 2015 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.

I am sure you and your committee will do a great job of making the correct decisions as you guide the Feast into it's 101 year of contuined celebration of our Faith, Family, and Friends but most important our Heritage.

The very best to you and your committee.

Bill Teixeira   #346  Titusville Florida

Posted by William Teixeira on October 15, 2014 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

2014 Feast Pictures

Just a great job on the pictures which were taken this year and the postof the pictures in a timely manner was great. Have viewed them all and over all just super. From Florida Bill T

Posted by William Teixeira on September 20, 2014 at 12:44pm

 
 
 

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