Saints & Angels Parade


During the 2017 Italian Festival’s Saints & Angels Parade, we will continue the tradition of having children (through age 12) march in their favorite costumes as a SAINT or ANGEL!

The children may assemble near the outside fountain at 5:30 pm.  An acolyte will lead the parade and maybe clergy, too while joining in a song!  This parade signals the beginning of the SPN Italian Festival's Children Night (Friday, May 19, 2017) with games and rides available for purchase.  The parade route weaves through part of the Festival grounds and then proceeds into the Parish Center.


The children will assemble on the stage indoors, where the judges will select winners for :

    Festival's Prince

        Festival's Princess

Most Original

                                          Creative and Cutest Sibling Pair/Trio


 Royal Capes will adorn the newest royalty: Prince & Princess Benvenuti of 2017.

After photographs, the capes will be returned to the "vault" where they will be safely stored for next year's royal winners.

 Prayer cards will be given to each child for participating.

Prizes for the winners is a copy of Christ Music Kids! CD.


We hope you'll dress up to join the 2017 Saints & Angels Parade and enjoy the 22nd Annual St. Philip Neri Italian Festival!



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Saint Philip Neri Church

292 Munn Road East

Fort Mill, SC 29715