Fall River’s St. Michael’s Feast Is Confirmed for 2021
Just in time for summer, Fall River's St. Michael's Feast has been confirmed for 2021.
The news came across Facebook at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night and the SouthCoast went into a frenzy of excitement, including myself. Father Jay Mello of St. Michael's Parish met with his feast committee on Monday and everyone was in favor of hosting the feast July 16-18.
"We (the feast committee) gathered a couple of months ago to see if it was possible, and was patiently waiting for guidelines to loosen up," Mello told Fun 107. "This is something I can't do on my own and requires lots of people to help make it work, and thankfully, all the volunteers and parishioners are on board."
Between cooking for three days straight, coordinating the sponsors, and setting up the entertainment, Mello has his hands full but is confident that he'll have everything in order by July.
"I'm really excited," Mello said. "We normally do a lot of events and dinners in general, so there's a lot of energy and people getting ready to get back to normal with the latest regulations put in place."
The annual feast usually takes place on the first Sunday in August, but since Mello and his staff use their parish as a school, they need it to be clean and ready for students to arrive in September, hence the early arrival of the feast this year.
As far as the entertainment goes, no contracts have been signed just yet, but plans are in place and will be announced soon.
"We would love to have Fun 107 involved," Mello said.
Since I love for all the local Portuguese feasts here on the SouthCoast, I'll gladly take that invitation. Stay tuned for further details as we approach July 16.