Monday, April 10, 2017

Save the date: September 10, 2017

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Mass will be held at Noon at St. Rocco's on Fulton Rd., Cleveland, Ohio. After Mass, we will move to the church hall for dinner. We are asking guests to bring a plate of easy-to-eat cookies or other finger goodies to share. Mike Pavia has graciously volunteered to bring a bottle of home made wine for each table. Feel free to bring along additional beer/wine as we will not be selling alcohol. Water, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. The cost will be $25 per adult; kids 10 and under will be $10.  Get the word out to family and friends....all are welcome.  Send checks made out to Linda Santosuosso 1281 W. 70th Street Cleveland Ohio 44102.

A Recent Little Video from Faeto

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

San Prospero Feast Day Celebration 2016

Please click on the following link to view the photos
from this terrific dinner at Agostino's.

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Little Tour of Faeto and Celle!

There was a segment on Italian tv that highlighted Faeto and Celle.
It's in Italian, but the sights say it all!
Enjoy the tour!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Il Faetano Website

This is a neat little website (in Italian and Franco-Provenzale) that is promoting tourism, cultural traditions and local development. It has terrific information on the history and culinary traditions of Faeto. The recipes are awesome! If you do not speak either language, Google Translate is a big help with the Italian. (No translation website identifies Franco-Provenzale:-(

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

St. Prospero's Feast Day - 2015

A wonderful turnout! Many thanks to Linda Santosuosso for organizing this special celebration! The music, provided by Mike Pavia, was terrific as always! Thanks to the 'picture takers', Anita and Sunny!! Bellissimo!

Click on link below to view all the photos.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

St. Rocco's - A "Do-It-Yourself" Italian Parish

Enjoy this nicely written story about St. Rocco's! Buona Natale!

St. Rocco Catholic Church

Cleveland's "Do-It-Yourself" Italian Parish

Monday, September 8, 2014

Carrying on the Tradition - St. Prospero's Feast Day 2014

Following the Mass in Italian at St. Rocco's, we had a lovely dinner at Massimo's complete with dancing!  Heartfelt thanks to Linda Santosuosso for making this event possible.

Click on link below to view all the photos.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

St. Rocco Feast Day Procession ----- Calling all Faetani!

Faetani have been invited to participate in the 100th Anniversary St. Rocco Feast Day Procession, along with other groups that celebrate their Italian Towns' Patron Saints Feast Days. Donald Paoletta has created a beautiful processional banner/flag with the Town Crest of Faeto and image of San Prospero to represent us. St. Rocco is your home - come and share this yearly tradition with us!

Who: All Faetani and friends - children through seniors
What: St. Rocco Feast Day Procession
When: After the Noon Mass of Sunday, August 31, 2014
Where: St. Rocco Church: 3205 Fulton Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Why: Celebration of the Feast of St. Rocco and Church's 100th Anniversary

We would like the Faetani to be well represented. Please encourage your children, grandchildren, family members and friends to come and walk with us. Then stay and enjoy the great food and music at the 100th St. Rocco Church Festival.

See you there!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

St. Rocco's New Pipe Organ Dedication

St. Rocco's has been celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year. On Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 pm, there will be a special concert in the church to dedicate the new pipe organ! There will be beautiful music by guest artists as well as the St. Rocco choir. The concert will close with Verdi's "Va Pensiero" from the Opera "Nabucco". Please join us and bring your friends to this special event.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cianzùn de Cèlle de Sant Vite / Canzone a Celle di San Vito

Performed in Celle di San Vito, the neighboring village to Faeto, this song is in Faetar, a dialect of the Francoprovencal language. This ancient language has been spoken for over 700 years in Faeto and Celle and has been preserved because of the remoteness of these two beautiful little villages. The song speaks of the love they have for their history and culture. Yours truly was in both villages this past May and hearing the language brought me back to my grandparents' and great-grandparents' kitchens where the language was spoken fluently. This song has such heart!

Mille Grazie!!