Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer


stisidorethefarmer-webThe feast of St. Isidore the Farmer was celebrated by the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Isidore in Vineland, May 15 at St. Isidore Parish. The celebration included a potluck luncheon with parish chefs making foods native to the area where St. Isidore grew up near Madrid, Spain; a live band playing Spanish music; and a game of “Hollywood Squares,” an educational activity that included nine individuals in costume representing St. Isidore, his wife Santa Maria de la Cabeza, and the saints canonized with St. Isidore. Bifulco Farms in Vineland donated 25 vegetable baskets that the church plans to donate to needy families. At the feast, team members and saints were Kathy Kopreski (team member), Bob Dondero (St. Isidore), Anita McDonald (team member), Linda Ryder (Santa Maria de la Cabeza, with straw hat), Barbara Sykora (team member), Tony Bagliani (Pope Gregory V), Anna Garcia (team member), Matt Finley (Pope Paul V), Kathy Bifulco (team member), Jim Grace (St. Philip Neri), Barbara Cimino (St. Teresa of Avila), Curtis King (St. Ignatius of Loyola), Al Fisher (St. Andrew), and Bob McCormick (St. Francis Xavier).