Who’s ready for the 105th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament? It is truly an honor to be this year’s elected Feast President. I am excited to announce that this year’s Feast Committee is already hard at work to make this one of the best years yet! The Feast would not be what it is without the outpouring support of the community, elected officials, volunteers, and of course our devoted members of the Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento.
Born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts I spent many of my early years on the Feast grounds with my three brothers, as my uncle Carlos and father Cristiano cooked in the kitchen for the Feast. In looking to keep tradition alive, my uncle nominated us to serve on the 2007 Feast Committee under President Tony Rodrigues. It was at this time that we began to understand the heritage, traditions, and camaraderie that this amazing Feast has to offer. Immigrating here from Santa Cruz, Madeira, it was always important to my parents that we not only knew where they had come from, but that we were proud of who we were. My parents had instilled these qualities in our early years. This year is especially special for our family since it will be the first year that three generations will serve!
I am very excited to have the best of the best beside me as we put together another great feast! Stay tuned for more…
Obrigado para tudo,
2019 Feast President