Mount Carmel Festival and Blessing of the Fleet 2018

Celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Westerly , RI where a 4 day festival is held annually.  Westerly Band marched for the procession and played a concert followed by fireworks at Cimalore Field.
Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington, CT where a celebration and blessing of the fishing fleet takes place annually in July--Procession around the village ending with ceremonies of the formal blessing of the fishing fleet, laying of a wreath at the monument at the harbor, and dropping of a floral anchor out in the water near the entrance to the harbor.
processing with the Mount Carmel committee to the Church
Leaving the Calabrese Club to march to Immaculate Concept Church
relaxing a few minutes before the procession at Immac. Church
Ready to play
Up Narragansett AVe procession begins..
procession up Narragansett Ave
processing up Narragansett Ave
PLaying and marching up Narragansett Ave
PLaying on Narragansett AVe
Playing and Marching
Pausing at processin beginning
Franklin playing and marching up Narragansett AVe
marching in Mount Carmel Procession
Blessing of the Fleet near harbor ready for procession
blessing of the Fleet lining up near harbor for procession
July 29 blessing of the fleet  Alison playing bass drum
Blessing of the fleet procession at Canon Square, Stonington
Procession returning to harbor for blessing
blessing fo the fleet , Stonington CT
Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony ready to play hymn
Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony Stonington Harbor
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