One Parish, One Faith, One Carnival


About two thousand Catholics of every age and background make up the diverse parish of St. Joseph Church in Astoria, Queens, New York City. Their task: Pull together for a carnival extravaganza and raise between fifty to sixty thousand dollars in just five days. Differences and obstacles are many, but the parish is united by faith and helped by the intercession of the carnival’s patron, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. This 12-minute documentary chronicles the ninth annual parish carnival, held in September 2013. Visit the church’s website at:, watch the trailer below, or watch and download the whole documentary above, free.

You may freely download, use, copy, transmit and distribute these videos as long as you attribute them to Katie Breidenbach, Thing in a Pot Productions, and do not alter, transform, or build upon this work. See the Outreach page for more information. © 2013 by Katie Breidenbach and made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 License.

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