102nd Annual Pilgrimage and Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian History Devotion to Saints Cosmas and Damian was initiated at St. Anthoy of Padua Church in Utica, NY in 1912 by immigrants from Alberobello in the province of Barie, Italy. This grand celebration is held each year on the last Saturday of September and on Sunday proceeding the last Saturday. The faithful devotees of the Saintly Doctors gather for celebration. More than 100 busses arrive from Canada and the Northeastern United States to pay homage to the Medici Santi. Many people make this pilgrimage to be healed spiritually, physically and emotionally. This is truly a weekend of Spiritual Healing of Mind, Body and Soul. Saturday  09 | 27 | 2014  MASSES will be celebrated at 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.    Candlelight Procession will follow the 7:00 PM Mass.  Band Concert at 8:45 PM by the Banda Rossa (Red Band) of Utica playing all of the traditional Italian songs, as well as some American standards. Sunday  09 | 28 | 2014  MASSES in church at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:15 AM.  MASSES at the Outdoor Shrine at  9:00 AM, 10:00AM and 11:15 AM. GRAND PROCESSION,  through the streets of East Utica at 12:30 PM, with the Statues of SS Cosmas & Damian, the Blessed Mother and S. Pio of Pietrelcina.   BLESSING OF THE SICK at 2:00 PM at the Outdoor Shrine.  After the Blessing of the Sick the pilgrims enjoy traditional Italian dancing. FOOD, ITALIAN NOVELTIES, AND RELIGIOUS ARTICLES (imported from Italy) WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 4:00 PM TO 10:00 PM on Saturday September 27th and from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 28th. We welcome all of you to this annual feast Directions to St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church EXIT 31 OFF NYS THRUWAY. AFTER GOING THROUGH THE TOLL BOOTH, FOLLOW ROAD DIRECTLY AHEAD (downtown sign). GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE RAMP AND YOU WILL COME TO GENESEE ST. MAKE A RIGHT HAND TURN ONTO GENESEE ST (you will be going south on Genesee). TAKE GENESEE STREET TO JOHN STREET. GETONTO JOHN STREET (stay in left lane on John St) and GO TO BLEECKER STREET YOU WILL SEE ST JOHN’S CHURCH ON THE CORNER. MAKE A LEFT ONTO BLEECKER STREET TO ST. ANTHONY & ST. AGNES CHURCH (about 1 mile). THE CHURCH WILL BE YOUR LEFT. IT TAKES UP THE WHOLE 1500 BLOCK OF BLEECKER STREET BETWEEN ST. ANTHONY STREET AND TILDEN AVENUE. Overnight Accommodations You may contact the Oneida County Tourism Office at Thruway exit 31, Utica, NY 13502 (315) 724-7221 or visit their website by clicking on the link above. Sts. Cosmas & Damian Memorial Fund You may enroll a deceased loved one, or someone who is sick and in need of healing, in our Memorial Fund.  All those enrolled in the memorial fund will share in over 25 masses each year offered at our Shrine. Please click here to download the printable version of the Memorial Fund Form Personal Prayer Petitions Prayer petitions will be placed at Sts. Cosmas & Damian Altar during 2014 Pilgrimage Please click here to download the printable version of the Prayer Petition Form © Copyright St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church Made with Xara This years Pilgrimage and Feast will be held on September 27 and 28, 2014 May all your prayers be answered throught the intercession of Sts. Cosmas and Damian