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Feast of the Assumption

Holy Rosary Church

  • Date Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Saturday, August 12 – Noon to Midnight
Sunday, August 13 – Noon to 11 pm
Monday, August 14 – 6 pm to 11 pm
Tuesday, August 15 - Noon to 11 pm (Solemn Mass at 10 am/Procession following Mass)

For the past 118 years, the Parish of Holy Rosary has hosted the celebration of Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood, located on Mayfield Road near University Circle. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Catholic Holy Day on August 15, commemorates Mary being taken into Heaven. A solemn Mass is celebrated in the Church at 10:00 a.m., after which the statue of the Virgin Mary is taken in procession throughout the neighborhood. During the four days of festivities, booths are set up in the Churchyard featuring Italian foods, desserts, live music and rides for young children. Independent vendors also have booths on the street. The Rosary is prayed daily at 6:00 p.m. at the shrine to Our Lady of the Assumption, located on the east side of the church and a religious articles booth is located near the shrine. On the final evening of the Feast a candlelight procession is held to honor Mary. A short prayer service and fireworks conclude our tribute to God for all the good He has done through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The Feast is a celebration of the Gospel of Life, Faith and Family.

CAVATELLI DINNER: Holy Rosary hosts a sit-down cavatelli dinner after the procession on August 15th -- from Noon to 3:30 in the air-conditioned hall in the lower level of the church. Only $8 for adults and $5 for children for cavatelli, meatball, salad, bread/butter, beverage & cake.

HOLY ROSARY STANDS & RIDES: The stands which benefit the Church are located on the Holy Rosary grounds and include: the carnival rides, a variety of Italian foods including cavatelli & meatballs, sausage/pepper/onion sandwich, pizza, pizza and sausage, fried mozzarella, chicken tenders, fried ravioli, eggplant rollette, tiramisu, Italian ice, fried dough, funnel cakes, Pepsi products, beer, wine, prosecco (the bar area is in the Church parking lot – near the carnival rides). There is also a Dolceria and Café featuring espresso, cappuccino, lattes, etc., plus home-made pizzelles, Italian cookies and more.

The carnival rides are located in the church parking lot located behind the church and include a ferris wheel, scrambler, magic carpet ride and various other children’s rides and games.

Feast of the Assumption
Feast of the Assumption


Places of Worship

Shopping and Retail

1. Kiss of the Hands

< 1 minute walk
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2. Tara Seibel Gallery

1 minute walk
Artist gallery.

Parks & Gardens

1. Tony Brush Park

2 minute walk
Tony Brush Park, located at the intersection of Random and Mayfield Rds....

Shopping and Retail

1. Artisan Gallery

1 minute walk
Featuring handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver and genuine gemstones. ...

2. La Bella Vita

2 minute walk
La Bella Vita is greater Cleveland’s destination for finer, casual...


1. Little Italy Lot

3 minute walk
Visitor Pay Station Sunday – Thursday 5:30 PM – Midnight...

Shopping and Retail

1. Mayfield Smoke Shop

2 minute walk
The stop carries an extensive collection of imported, hand-rolled, premi...

2. Janet Century Photography

2 minute walk
Photography studio

3. Joe Arko III Pic Framing

2 minute walk
Professional picture framing.

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