On behalf of Mike Masone, chairman of our Annual Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, the feast committee, and myself, I want to express our gratitude and thanks to: the Bayonne Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Department of Public Works for their leadership, guidance, direction and assistance in helping to run our annual feast.
In addition, we want to thank Anthony Gagliardi and the family staff of Mama Rosa’s Restaurant, who cooked the food for the feast. We also want to thank San Vito, Chris’ Corner, Charlie Benanti and the Pointe who had provided food for us as Casa Maria. Also, thanks to Azione Cattolica Italiana, the Hispanic community, Catholic War Veterans Post 1612, St. Ann’s Society, the Rosary Society, all from our parish, Bayonne UNICO, Nacirema, Orsini’s, Vital Signs, Fr. Dave Baratelli, Louise Acompora and Red Mike Band and DJ Express for the music, and all those who worked and helped out at the feast in any way, and to the residents of the City of Bayonne and the other towns who patronized our feast.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church is an important part of the life of the City of Bayonne and has been for the past 109 years. We are all grateful for the support and cooperation we have received from the City of Bayonne, and the city council and administration, especially our mayor Mark Smith.
May God bless all of you and may we continue to celebrate the unique presence of Jesus in the City of Bayonne, Hudson County and the Archdiocese of Newark.
REV. JOSEPH F. BARBONE, M.A.