2015 Festa Presidents Pedro & Therese Garces

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Family and Friends,

     We are honored and humbled to represent our Portuguese Community as your 2015 Presidents of the Festa do Espirito Santo. We had thought about this three other years previously, but just never felt the time was right. It wasn’t until Pedro was diagnosis with stage 4 rectal cancer which had spread to his liver in 2011. We promised the Holy Spirit that we would one day host the Festa in honor of Queen Saint Isabel and the Holy Spirit if he were cured.  After 9 months of chemotherapy treatments and a month of extensive radiation our prayers were answered and we felt so blessed.  We also had another request of our powerful Holy Spirit which our family had been praying for many ongoing years.  It took a little longer on this miracle, but by the grace of God and many family and friends prayers, we had been blessed again.  Even with the event of family tragedies in our lives, we have come out these tragedies closer, stronger and most importantly very spiritual. It was time for us to host this beautiful feast.

     Our Portuguese Community in San Diego is a unique one with the support of not only this Festa, but all the other traditions our culture we all hold in our heart and we will work hard to continue these traditions, by being your 2015 Festa presidents. It takes a village and we look forward to working with you all.  We, as a family promise you all that we will work to the best of our ability to make Festa 2015 a memorable one.

     One very important aspect to this tradition is we encourage all of you to participate in praying the Rosary during Festa week to thank the Holy Spirit for all the blessing he has given us throughout all of our lives. We are a great community bonded by the strong faith and devotion God and the Holy Spirit.  


May the Holy Spirit bless each and every one of you!  It is going to be a blessed ride.

  

Respectfully,

Pedro & Therese Garces and Family 

Festa Itinerary

 

 

Festa 2015 Fundraisers Information

Event

Date & Location

Organizers & Contacts

17th Annual Splendor on the Grass Golf Tournament

Friday, October 3, 2014

Riverwalk Golf Course & UPSES Hall

Scott Bier (619) 952-0383 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cathy Dellenbach (619) 987-9535 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pamela Rodrigues (619) 987-0373 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Silent Auction:  Alyssa & Kelly Madruga (619) 225-1641 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Festa Draw-Down

Saturday, November 15, 2014

UPSES Hall

Gorete Correia (619) 244-6914 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barbara Hosaka (619) 957-1866 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suzette Simoes (619) 846-7540 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

World Famous Crab Feast

Saturday, January 24, 2015

UPSES Hall

Tony & Andrea Calabrese (619) 222-1316 -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

30th Annual Festa Barbecue

Saturday, March 28, 2015

UPSES Hall

Evelyn Barandiaran (619) 224-8596 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Janessa Camacho (619) 701-3832 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Raymond Simas (619) 813-0917 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

63rd Annual Fish Fry

Friday, May 15, 2015

UPSES Hall

Daniel A. Silva (619) 788-8170 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Odette Virissimo (619) 933-1884 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.