Dearest Family, Friends and Community Members,
It has truly been an honor representing the U.P.S.E.S. Inc. and our Community as your 110th and 2020 Festa Do Espírito Santo Family. We have made so many memories over the last eleven months that we will never forget.
During these most difficult times that our nation and world have been facing due to the COVID-19 virus, we have had to make the heart breaking decision to cancel the 110th Festa that would have been held on Sunday, May 31, 2020. We never thought we would ever have to make this decision, but it is in the best interest of our Volunteers, Participants and Community.
We have met with Ricardo Da Rosa, our U.P.S.E.S. Inc. President and the Executive Board of Directors. We all agree that safety, following state guidelines on social distancing and large gatherings and time to heal is what our community needs. We believe God and the Holy Spirit has a plan for all of us and this is just one more mountain for us to climb. Though we face a history changing event, it will only make us stronger so that we can come together again to celebrate the 2021 Festa Do Espírito Santo on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Our family will carry on to next year and are honored to continue to represent the U.P.S.E.S Inc. as your 2021 Festa Do Espírito Santo Presidents.
To all of our participants, we hope that you will honor us with your participation in next year’s festivities. Our database will be carried over to next year and all current participants will not be required to complete a participant form. All groups will remain the same and your group leaders will be in contact with you. We will re-open registration for 2021 for any new participants that wish to join us. Should you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deborah and I along with our children, Queen Jenavieve and King Noah look forward to seeing all of you next year stronger than ever.
Brian and Deborah Dutra
2020-2021 Festa Presidents
Queen Jenavieve Pearl Dutra
King Noah Joseph Dutra
Ricardo da Rosa
United Portuguese SES Inc.