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The festival of Saint Agatha is the most important religious festival of the city of Catania. It is celebrated in honour of the patron saint of the city, and is one of the religious festivals of the catholic follow up, just for the number of people that involves and attracts.

The festival of Saint Agatha is the most important religious festival of the city of Catania. It is celebrated in honour of the patron saint of the city, and is one of the religious festivals of the catholic follow up, just for the number of people that involves and attracts.

Where: Municipio, Piazza Duomo.

CATANIA | Sicily
comitatofestasantagata@gmail.com
Pec: comitatofestasantagata@pec.it

Where: Municipio, Piazza Duomo.

CATANIA | Sicily
comitatofestasantagata@gmail.com
Pec: comitatofestasantagata@pec.it

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Monday, February 3rd

7.30 - 10.00

Holy Masses in the chapel of Saint Agatha

12.00

The procession for the offering of wax from the Church of St. Agatha alla Fornace church of the Basilica-Cathedral. Participate in S. E. Bishop, the Archbishop, the Chapters of the Basilicas, the Cathedral and the Collegiate church, the Clergy, the pupils of the Seminary of the Archbishop, the Prefect, the Mayor, with the executive committee, the President of the Municipal Council with the Councillors, the Rector, the Equestrian Orders of the holy see, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the military Authorities, as well as the Banners of the City, the metropolitan City and the University, followed by the historic saloons of the Senate and by the Foundations.
Thoughts expressed by some of the laity in the ecclesial movements. In the Cathedral a solemn “TE DEUM”, composed by M° Bishop Nunzio Schilirò, performed by “the Musical Chapel of the Cathedral” directed by M° can. Joseph Maieli, the organ by M° Piero's Figure.

16.00

The seminar, “the Value of self-determination of Women in the popular culture of Catania and Sant'Agata as an icon of Freedom”, promoted by the Regional Councillor for Equality – the Sicilian Region, Regional Department of Family and Social Policies of Labor and the Department of Political Science of the University of Catania. At Aula Magna of the Faculty of Political Sciences, via V. Emanuele II.

17.30

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Agathae, the hymn of devotion” - theatre piece, “Agatha, V. M.
Author – règgisseur Prof. Pine Fish, at the theatre “Sangiorgi - Catania.
Edited by the Committee for the Feast of Sant'agata in the Town of Catania and the Sicilian Region -Department of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment, Sidra Spa, Catania Airport, the AMT Catania, Stop Srl.

20.00

At piazza Duomo, Catania – Hymns and classical music in honor of Saint Agatha , to be performed by the chorus “G. Tovini”, directed by M° Pietro Valguarnera.


Traditional spectacle pyromusical “fireworks of the Sira o ' Tri”.


Agathae, the hymn of devotion” - Performance art of the tenor, Friar Alessandro and the singer Giovanni Caccamo with Sarah Donzuso and Ruggero Sardo. Edited by the Committee for the Feast of Saint Agatha in the Town of Catania and the Sicilian Region – Department of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment, Sidra Spa, Catania Airport, the AMT Catania, Stop Srl.

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Tuesday, February 4th

5.00

In the Cathedral Basilica of the recitation of the Rosary and exposition of the Relics of the Patron Saint.

6.00

"Mass at dawn", Celebrated by S. E. Bishop, Archbishop.
At the end, the Archbishop will bless the Rosary for the prayer led by the “Friends of the Rosary”. Holy Masses in the Cathedral at 8.00 am; 9.00 am; 10.00 a; 11,00.

7.00

In piazza Duomo, the reflections of Bishop Barbaro Scionti, parish priest of the Cathedral Basilica, which, together with the devotees will start the procession of the Relics of St. Agatha from Porta Uzeda. In front of the Icon of the Madonna of the Letter of S. E. Bishop, the Archbishop will offer a candle to the Patron Saint.


In front of the chapel of the Santissimo Salvatore in the via Dusmet, a tribute to the Port Authority and the Harbour authority. The procession will continue to the way from Cali, piazza Cutelli, via Vittorio Emanuele, piazza dei Martiri, where you make gifts to the disabled, via VI Aprile, Freedom, piazza Iolanda. In this square the reflections of the Rev. do Bishop Anthony Wood, pastor of the parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The procession continues through the streets Umberto, White Caves, piazza Carlo Alberto; before the Sanctuary of the SS. Annunziata al Carmine gift of the Carmelite Fathers, the reflections of the parish Priest, father Francesco Collodoro O. C.; then continues towards piazza Stesicoro, where S. E. Bishop, the Archbishop turns to the faithful the traditional message to the City. The christian community in catania, in the places traditionally recognized the martyrdom of S. Agata, renew solemnly our baptismal promises. Along the salita dei Cappuccini and piazza S. Domenico, the Sacred Relics will reach the Church of S. Agata la Vetere. Celebrations of the First Vespers of the solemnity of St. Agatha, presiding Bishop Carmelo Smedila, vicar forane, attended by the Priests and Deacons of the first Vicariate. The procession continues through the streets of a Plebiscite, Vittorio Emanuele, piazza Risorgimento, via Aurora, Palermo, piazza Palestro, called piazza floral tribute of the Committee for the Feast of Sant'agata in the town of Catania and via Garibaldi, a Plebiscite, Dusmet, return to piazza Duomo by the Porta Uzeda.

17.30

"A candle in the least, and the options”- Lunch of solidarity in honor of Saint Agatha at the Rectory St. Nicholas Arena, organized by the Foundation of the ODA, in collaboration with the Rettoria San Nicolò L'arena.

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5th

Wednesday, February 5th

8.00

Holy Mass in the Church of Saint Agatha alla Badia.

10.00

The Authorities with the Leaders of the City, the Province and the University to the Palace of the Elephants will travel in the Cathedral.

10.15

His most Reverend Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, His Excellency, the Bishop, the Archbishop, the Etc.to me, the Archbishops and Bishops of Sicily, the Canons, the Clergy and the Seminary will move in procession the liturgical from the Archbishop's Palace up to the Cathedral Basilica for a Solemn Pontifical mass. The liturgical service will be furnished by the pupils of the Seminary; the Musical Chapel of the Cathedral, directed by M° Can. Joseph Maieli, organist M° Piero's Figure will perform the “Missa Beata Virgo” of Bishop Nunzio Schilirò.

16.00

Holy Mass presided by S. E. R. Bishop Giuseppe Schillaci, Bishop of Lamezia Terme.

17.00

Procession of the Sacred Relics to via Etnea; in front of the Basilica Collegiata floral tribute of the Chapter of canons and the members of the Circle City S. Agata; the procession continues to the via Caronda, Cavour square; in that square floral tribute of the Association of Sant'agata to the Village. Then continue to the via Etnea Street, Crociferi; before the Church of San Benedetto floral tribute of the Nuns of the benedictine of perpetual adoration, reflections of the chaplain Don Marco Fiore; continue to piazza S. Francesco d'assisi, via Letter, Garibaldi, piazza Duomo. To return to the Cathedral, a celebration of blessing and thanksgiving.

From February 6th to 11th

The Cathedral, Holy mass at the Altar of Sant'agata to the 07,30; 10,00; 18,00.
The holy Mass of the evening will be enlivened by some of the parishes of the Archdiocese.

Paths

February 3rd

February 4th

Carriage of the Senate

The mass at dawn

Fireworks - Fireworks by sira or tri"

The gift of the Carmelite Fathers

Message to the city - rise of the Capuchins

February 5th

The celebration of the first Vespers

Solenne Pontificale

Fires "do Futtinu"

The output of the Holy and procession

The "Descent from the Marina and return

The parish church of S. Maria Mercede

The fires of the Village

Download the map with the location of the Party

Sangiuliano Climb

The singing of the Benedictine

Return to the Cathedral

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