For decades, the statue of St. Rocco, patron saint of the sick and suffering for whom the church on Third Street is named for, has been paraded through surrounding neighborhoods on the last day of the church's annual feast.
The meaning, said Father Dom Elias Carr of St. Rocco's Church, is that the saint carries a relic out of the church to visit the faithful who are sick and homebound.
"Some people cry a bit, especially if they've been in their house all year. They wait for this special day when St. Rocco comes to them," said Carr. "It really is a beautiful tradition."