Welcome/Bem-vindo to our 100th Annual Celebration
July 31 - August 3, 2014

100th President of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Larry Abreu Jacques

Welcome to the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament!

My association with the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament began before my first year as a Festeiro in 1988. It starts with my Grandfather Francisco L. Pereira - Read More...

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100th Annual Celebration - July 31 - August 3, 2014

There are few fairs or festivals that can claim 100 years of welcoming guests from near and far to celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of anything. The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is often called “the Madeira Feast” because its roots are in the tiny mountain and shore side villages of the island of Madeira, the “Pearl of the Atlantic”. Read More

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Jesse Baptista posted a blog post

THE FEAST IS WHAT EVERYONE WAITS FOR YEAR AFTER YEAR!

My Uncle served as a Festeiro ( committee member) in 1928 and my father served in 1929. The Baptista famlies have served many many times since. In 1994 me and my five brothers served as Festerios, the biggest one family sitting ever. In 2004 me and my FOUR sons all served and in 2008 we were joined by my brother Frank and his three sons along with one of my grand sons for a total of nine (9) Festeiros. My daughter Marianne has been my escort  marching with me in all of  those years and in the…See More
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Linda A. commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's blog post Meet & Greet Blood Sweat & Tears at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Friday Night, August 1, 2014
"I look forward to bringing my mom and little sis all the way from CT to join in the fun as my dad once brought us-years b4 he passed away.I know he'll be there in spirit...& we'll be sure to visit his "brick" ("A.A.…"
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Marianne Baptista commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's blog post Meet & Greet Blood Sweat & Tears at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Friday Night, August 1, 2014
"My favorite is the carne de Espito but I eat it all because I work at the main dining room it is all very yummy"
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Todd lafreniere commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's blog post Meet & Greet Gin Blossoms Thursday Night, July 31, 2014 at the Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament!
"Meeting old friends and great food"
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raymond bourne commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's blog post Meet & Greet Blood Sweat & Tears at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Friday Night, August 1, 2014
"love the carne espito,cacoila to"
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Leah Harris commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's blog post Meet & Greet Gin Blossoms Thursday Night, July 31, 2014 at the Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament!
"I grew up going to the feast and moved to NY about 10 years ago. The food definitely ranks up there in my reasons why i love the feast along with the delicious madeira wine which i haven't had a chance to taste in 5 years!! The whole atmosphere…"
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lori souza commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's blog post Meet & Greet Gin Blossoms Thursday Night, July 31, 2014 at the Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament!
"I grew up at the feast i love to see my family i dont get to see through out the year, the food meeting up with friends. I would love to win to met them for two reasons i like them and second i have never got to meet and bband or singer behind a…"
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cheryl sears commented on Feast of the Blessed Sacrament's blog post Meet & Greet Blood Sweat & Tears at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Friday Night, August 1, 2014
"who doesn't love the feast, the best event ever. i love seeing friends i haven't seen in awhile and the food is awesome! the entertainment is the go to for me."
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David Lucio (First Vice President), Don Neves (Second Vice President)

Mayor Jon Mitchell (City of New Bedford)

Larry Abreu Jacques (President)

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.

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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Madeira Field

50 Madeira Ave New Bedford, MA 02746

July 31 - August 3, 2014

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100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
EXPANDED HOURS:

July 31 - Thursday - 6:00pm - 12:00am
August 1 - Friday - 12 Noon - 12:00am
August 2 - Saturday - 12 Noon - 12:00am
August 3 - Sunday - 12 Noon - 12:00am

More Information - New Hours - Click Here

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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