An outdoor procession was held in honor of St. Rocco Aug. 1, 2021, at St. Rocco Church in Glen Cove. The procession occurred on the final day of the parish’s annual five-day feast, which was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. St. Rocco’s intercession traditionally has been invoked by those seeking protection from the plague and all infectious diseases. (Catholic News Service photos by Gregory A. Shemitz)
Men carry a statue of St. Rocco from St. Rocco Church in Glen Cove, at the start of an outdoor procession held in the saint's honor Aug. 1, 2021.
Father Daniel Nash, a Canon Regular of St. Augustine and pastor of St. Rocco Church prays to St. Rocco at the start of the procession.
Father Josef Norys, a Canon Regular of St. Augustine, administers the sacrament of the anointing of the sick.
The statue is rolled through the streets.
People pin money to ribbons adorning the statue of St. Rocco.
A man receives the sacrament of the anointing of the sick from Father Josef Norys, a Canon Regular of St. Augustine.
Father Fredrik Hansen, first secretary of the Vatican's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, holds a relic of St. Rocco as he participates in the procession.
A band leads the procession through the streets.
A woman venerates the relic of St. Rocco.