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R’wood celebrates St. Joseph’s Day with Mass & march
Scores of faithful Ridgewood
residents celebrated the feast
day of St. Joseph early on March
17 with a Mass at Our Lady of the
Miraculous Medal Church, followed
by a procession through local streets.
A special feast day particularly
for Catholics of Italian descent, the
celebration was organized by the
Associazione Cattolica Italiana
Miraculous Medal di Ridgewood.
Father Johny Chengalan Thomas of
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
celebrated the 4:30 p.m. Mass in honor
of St. Joseph.
Tony Mule and other members of
the Associazione Cattolica Italiana
Miraculous Medal di Ridgewood then
led the procession, which included a
statue of St. Joseph, a marching band
and the Coastal Patrol Cadet Corps.
St. Joseph’s Day is the feast of St.
Joseph, who according to Catholic
teachings is the husband of the Blessed
Virgin Mary and earthly father of
The procession included a statue of St. Joseph escorted by marchers. Photos by Dean Moses
The Coastal Patrol Cadet Corps carried the colors
Father Johny Chengalan Thomas with members of the Associazione Cattolica
Italiana Miraculous Medal di Ridgewood
The 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol and the 104th Precinct
escorted marchers. A brass band leads the marchers in song.