Photos of the Day: Great Feast of the Holy Ghost, 8-29-15

Bishop Jose Senra Coelho of the Archdiocese of Braga blesses the

Bishop Jose Senra Coelho of the Archdiocese of Braga blesses the “pensoes” – sweet bread and meat – at the official start of the 29th annual Feast of the Holy Ghost in Fall River Friday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

People offer their thanks and pray to the Holy Ghost shrine during the offical opening of the 29th feast Firday evening at Kennedy Park. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

People offer their thanks and pray to the Holy Ghost shrine during the official opening of the 29th feast Friday evening at Kennedy Park. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

A woman yells out in giving away sweet snacks and candy to the growing crowd watching the 29th annual Holy Ghost Parade on South Main Street Saturday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

A woman yells out in giving away sweet snacks and candy to the growing crowd watching the 29th annual Holy Ghost Parade on South Main Street Saturday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Folclorico dancers keep in step as they perform during the 29th annual Holy Ghost Parade in downtown Fall River Saturday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Folclorico dancers keep in step as they perform during the 29th annual Holy Ghost Parade in downtown Fall River Saturday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

A woman holds a jug of wine celebrating 150 years of Fort of St. Lazaro during the 29th annual Holy Ghost Parade in downtown Fall River Saturday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

A woman holds a jug of wine celebrating 150 years of the Fort of St. Lazaro during the 29th annual Holy Ghost Parade in downtown Fall River Saturday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Photos of the Day: New Bedford Boys and Girls Soccer, 8-27-15

New Bedford High Boys Soccer head coach John Macaroco looks over his varisty players during stretching drills Thursday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford High Boys Soccer head coach John Macaroco looks over his varisty players during stretching drills Thursday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Varisty players from the New Bedford High soccer team hone their skills in a practice game Thursday afternoon at Paul Walsh Athletic Field.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Varisty players from the New Bedford High soccer team hone their skills in a practice game Thursday afternoon at Paul Walsh Athletic Field. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Varisty goalies for the New Bedford High soccer team hone their skills during practice at Paul Walsh Athletic Field Thursday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Varisty goalies for the New Bedford High soccer team hone their skills during practice at Paul Walsh Athletic Field Thursday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford High Girls Soccer first-year head coach Andrea Nogueira looks over her team during drills Thursday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford High Girls Soccer first-year head coach Andrea Nogueira looks over her team during drills Thursday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Varsity players of the New Bedford High Girls Soccer team hone their passing skills during practice Thursday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Varsity players of the New Bedford High Girls Soccer team hone their passing skills during practice Thursday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Players of the New Bedford High Girls Soccer team participate in drills Thursday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Players of the New Bedford High Girls Soccer team participate in drills Thursday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Photos of the Day: New Bedford Homeless Advocates, 8-26-15

A pedestrian walks by pylons at the city bus terminal in downtown New Bedford - a popular spot for people who are homeless to gather.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A pedestrian walks by pylons at the city bus terminal in downtown New Bedford – a popular spot for people who are homeless to gather. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Peter Costa, left, founder of Homeless Advocates, talks to Joe, who is homeless, on what items he might need on Elm Street in downtown New Bedford.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Peter Costa, left, founder of Homeless Advocates, talks to Joe, who is homeless, on what items he might need on Elm Street in downtown New Bedford. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Downtown New Bedford near city hall is a popular destination for the city's homeless, where Homeless Advocates founder and director Peter Costa is helping those connect with resources they need.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Downtown New Bedford near city hall is a popular destination for the city’s homeless, where Homeless Advocates founder and director Peter Costa is helping those connect with resources they need. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL