104th Annual Pilgrimage and Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian History Devotion to Saints Cosmas and Damian was initiated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Utica, NY in 1912 by immigrants from Alberobello in the province of Bari, Italy. This grand celebration is held each year on the last Sunday of September and on Saturday proceeding the last Sunday. The faithful devotees of the Saintly Doctors gather for celebration. More than 100 buses 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. The Schedule for 2018 is as follows: Saturday, September 29th, 2018  MASSES will be celebrated at 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.    A 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  September 30th, 2018  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. Sunday September 30th, 2018 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 OUR CHURCH IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE. 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 BROAD STREET (left hand turn). KEEP TRAVELING ON BROAD STREET ABOUT 1.4 MILES TO THE 1400 BLOCK MAKE A RIGHT ONTO ST. ANTHONY STREET AND IN THE SECOND BLOCK YOU WILL FIND ST. ANTHONY AND ST. AGNES CHURCH ON YOUR LEFT. 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 29th and 30th, 2018 May all your prayers be answered through the intercession of Sts. Cosmas and Damian