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2005 OLM NOVENAS
(Nine Days of Prayer)
September 2 - 10th
(each day new pictures will
be added of the night before)

Friday, September 2, 2005

The Statue of Our Lady of Miracles, our Patroness
decorated with fresh flowers
Father Jacinto Alberto Meneses Bento
Officiating Priest, Terceira, Azores
Altar decorated for the OLM Festa
Fathers Bento and Trindade saying Mass
Father Bento preaching Homily
Bernadette Xavier, KLBS broadcaster
Novenas are aired on Los Banos & San Jose stations
2005 Senior Queen & Attendants
The church is lit by candles during the Rosary
Novena is led by "Angels"
Children of our community

Saturday, September 3, 2005

Our Lady of Miracles Portuguese Choir
Father Leonard and a novena girl
The Presidents of the 2005 Festa
Fathers Bento compliments the Portuguese Choir
Jose & Fatima Jorge
President of OLM Festa
Rafael & Loraine Dores
Vice President of OLM Festa
Portuguese Choir Director
Fatima Jorge & Loraine Dores
President and Vice President are Sisters-In-Law
Nancy & Walter Costa, Frank & Lil Amaral
Long time directors
Senior Queens

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Father Bento enjoying parishoners after Novena
Vice President, Loraine, and friends
Novena children
OLM Directors and Past President of OLM Festa
Past President Martens & Present President of OLM Festa

Monday, September 5, 2005

Father Bento preaching homily
Front of OLM Church at night
OLM Society workers sign up parishioners
for membership in the society for the year
Junior Queens with Father Leonard
Senior Queens

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Father Bento praying rosary
Front of OLM Church at night
Father Bento & 2005 Senior Queens
2004 Junior Queens
2004 Senior Queens
2004 Senior Queens
Mothers & Daughters (2005 Queens)
Father Bento enjoys Parishioners
OLM Portuguese Choir
Florie & Alexa Nunes
OLM Church at Night
Statue of Our Lady of Miracles
Decorated Altar
Junior Queens

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Blessing of the Sick
Blessing of the Sick
Parishioners light candles after Novena
The Borrelli Family carry the Italian statue
Our Lady of Pettoruto

LINKS

The Legend of Our Lady of Miracles:

Overview of the Festa:

All about the OLM Society:

New Queens,New President,Directors Pictures
Pictures of floral carpet
:

Bode de Leite:

Newly Renovated GPS Hall:

Gustine Adopts Angra, Azores as Sister City:

2003 Pictures of OLM Parade of Queens

2003 Pictures of OLM Festa Bullfights

Gustine Chamber of Commerce:


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I dedicate this song
"Hymn of Our Lady of Fatima"
To My Father, Mathew M. Castro
(his favorite OLM song)
Song that is played in the
Grand Parade on Sunday
played by
Kathryn Castro Maffei
(from the Collection of OLM Hymns CD)