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

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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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. Read 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 ensinou para trazer para fora os pontos positivos de uma pessoa e não derrubá-las. Eu posso ver que você não tem essas…"
Oct 17
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 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 FloridaSee More
Oct 16
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 manner was great. Have viewed them all and over all just super. From Florida Bill TSee More
Sep 21
William Teixeira posted a blog post

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

What a great reunion with my Faith, family, and Friends at the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.Flying back to Florida and 30 thousand feet above the earth just could not forget what a thrill it was for us all members of the past committees and members of the club to be reunited for that great occasion. I wondered what our forefathers were saying high above the clouds the four days of the 100th Feast. I am sure they were as proud as we all were and more so to understand what they started…See More
Aug 25
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"We try to meet there on Thursday "
Aug 14
Agnes Figueira and Susan Baroody are now friends
Aug 9
David posted a blog post

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 enjoy. I'll be back next year, rain or shine.See More
Aug 6
carol leblanc posted a blog post

it was great feast

it was a great time at the feast phil vasser was great singer we want him back next yearevery body loved him.See More
Aug 5

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.

FEAST OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TOUR

Location, Date, and Hours

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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