Over one hundred years ago, a group of Italian immigrants arrived in what is now known as the “Bunker Hill” section of Dunmore, Pennsylvania. These immigrants came from the small Southern Italian town of Guardia dei Lombardi, located east of the city of Naples in the Province of Avellino.
Refrain: Oh! Great Saint Rocco, our Patron Saint!
Watch over us and guide us, keep us in good faith.
Your great devotion was the sign of the cross.
Keep us from sin lest our souls be lost.
You helped all sinners so to God they’d be lured.
Once when you were sick you withdrew to a cave.
And there a dog with food for you gave. (Refrain)