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

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Bom Festas

Wishing everyone happiness, safety & success with this year's Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Added by Warren M. Jewer on July 30, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Celebrating the 100th year with and for Nancy ( Hamel ) Rothwell

I am dedicating my blog to my dear friend Nancy ( Hamel ) Rothwell.  Nancy and her family celebrated the Feast with her Mom and Dad, Pete and Mary Hamel......her brother Joe ( Donald ) Hamel and sister Diane Hamel for decades. Sad to say Joe, Diane, Her Aunt Ollie and all of her children will be celebrating this 100th birthday in memory of Nancy who passed this year. .

Nancy's biggest dream was to make it to the  special 100th year Feast  Celebration......I know in my heart " she will…


Added by Penny Ellis on July 25, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment


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…


Added by Jesse Baptista on July 24, 2014 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Meet & Greet Blood Sweat & Tears at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Friday Night, August 1, 2014

Meet & Greet

Blood Sweat & Tears at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday Night, August 1, 2014…


Added by Feast of the Blessed Sacrament on July 22, 2014 at 8:00am — 38 Comments

Meet & Greet Gin Blossoms Thursday Night, July 31, 2014 at the Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament!

Meet & Greet

Gin Blossoms at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday Night, July 31, 2014…


Added by Feast of the Blessed Sacrament on July 16, 2014 at 8:00pm — 41 Comments

the feast ah my home town of the best food on the east coast

I  was born in NewBedford to French and portuguese parents.my fathers father lived up the st, from the fest so we always got a good eye view of everything so very beautifull.Grandpa loved it so.The parade was wounderfull and colorfull.Weeks ahead we would watch them doing the arches and then they laying of flowers in the st so beatifull down  to be walked on as the care the statue of the blessed lady of the sacrament to the church were the feast begins such a awesome site to behold.I sure…


Added by theresa sylvia on July 9, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Paul Ferro

I lost my dear Uncle Paul this past year and he was so looking forward to seeing the 100th year of the Feast. I know he will be present in many hearts and probably enjoying a little Madeira Wine in heaven--- RIP Uncle Paul

Added by Robin Friday on July 3, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

We want your ideas for the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament!

What would you like to see happen for the 100th!  We want to know!  Tell us what would make the 2014 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament the best feast ever!

Submit your suggestions here!

Added by Feast of the Blessed Sacrament on January 16, 2014 at 7:42pm — No Comments


So the photographers running around the feast this year must have captured some great pictures. When will the 2013 pictures be up on the webpage?

Added by Kelsey Bergeron on August 5, 2013 at 10:06pm — 3 Comments

7 Day Weekend had a blast Staurday night!

Added by Steve Pimentel on August 5, 2013 at 5:48am — No Comments

considering the return for the 100th year celebration

I've been away since 1990 , I've had enough time to sort out over and over the reasons for such a long absence and have decided today to put it all in back of me and give it a go again. Especially since we are about to celebrate our 100th anniversary. What better time is it for the return, and my daughter who just loves the feast, said today, Dad I would like you to serve on the 100th anniversary so I have the memories to keep with me. Although the first meeting is Sunday evening 8:00pm, I…


Added by charles jorge, jr. on August 4, 2013 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

            my grandfather Joseph Alfonso ,was one of the immigrant men started the feast ,,with three other men ,,the boat was very shaky and they all agreed if they made it here safely ,they would …

            my grandfather Joseph Alfonso ,was one of the immigrant men started the feast ,,with three other men ,,the boat was very shaky and they all agreed if they made it here safely ,they would start this feast ,,Thank God my aunt (who was on the boat with them ,is stil alive to tell the story today 


Added by tracy rose on August 4, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

What Can We Do Better?

Our number one Goal is to make your experience the best it can be! How are we doing? We want to hear about your Feast experience! What did we do well? What can we do better?  You feedback is very important to us!  The 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is already in planning! Lets make it the Best Feast Ever!…


Added by Feast of the Blessed Sacrament on July 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Memories of years gone by

The Feast has been part of my life and my families life since 1930 in the USA. I was part of the Celebration since 1945 and remember it well. In 1945 we the Madierians of the Camasha Village and many other Madeirans marched on Union St to celebrate the end of the 2nd World War. We the Madeirans wanted to share and have continued to with great love to share our Mother Land Madeira and our  Heritage which started in 1914 in New Bedford by four fellow Madeirans from the village of Chelate…


Added by William Teixeira on July 27, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Azore Envy

I'm not Portuguese. Yet I look forward to the Feast every year as if I had been born and raised in the Azores. I do not have a singular favorite event, rather my favorite part of the feast is a feeling. I enjoy being immersed in a beautiful culture that celebrates its music, cuisine, and heritage with such love and victory that I cannot help but wish I were from an Island off the coast of Europe every first weekend in August.

Added by Joseph Wood on July 27, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Don't forget to stop by

Mercy Meals and More will once again have a booth at the Feast and we look forward to people coming by to say hi. If you have some change at home bring ( dollar bills and checks also accepted) that by and help us change lives one breakfast at a time. We will also be accepting non perishable breakfast items at the booth. See our website at mercymealsandmore.org for a list. Look forward to being a part of the feast and thank the committee for allowing us to be a part.

Added by Rev. Russ Chamberlain on July 25, 2013 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Coming Home

WE ARE NEW BEDFORD    looking forward to the comraderie  at the feast    Also 5k on the 3rd is great    Love my boyhood town and love the people      see you all soon . Also went to Immaculate Conception in the  the early 60 s     Mrs Rimmer was my Kindergarten teacher

Added by Rick Roderick on July 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


The feast is a great way to get back to your roots. where the community gets together for fun and laughter. Where we show our pride of our Portuguese Heritage. I am more than proud to be Portuguese & look forward to the feast every year to be able to surround myself with those who share the same roots as me :) 

Added by Alison F Gravito on July 21, 2013 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Meet & Greet everclear at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament


Win a chance to meet and be photographed with the band members from everclear.…


Added by Feast of the Blessed Sacrament on July 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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