Congrega Maria SS. Addolorata
The Congrega Maria SS. Addolorata was formed in 1948. The immigrants who came from Italy were very proud to bring their Patron Saint from Mola di Bari with them to Brooklyn so that they could continue their traditions in their new home.
While keeping their Italian traditions was important to them, it was equally important to assimilate to their new home and live the American dream. Marching in the Columbus Day Parade on 18th Avenue is the perfect way to honor both Italy and America. The congregation also holds numerous events throughout the year including reciting the rosary, Picnics, Marian Pilgrimages, children’s socials and dinners.