The Scott Family along with friends and parishioners from Holy Redeemer, St. Thomas, and other surrounding parishes held a celebration to St. Joseph on Sunday March 17 with about 75 in attendance. Father Mitchell from Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish blessed the table and led prayers. Many food items on the table and at the celebration symbolize religious themes like the miracle of loaves and fishes. All baked goods on the table are made by hand. The tradition of a St. Joseph’s Altar can be traced back to Sicily and was brought to the U.S. by Sicilian immigrants. The feast of St. Joseph is more special this year to the Catholic community with the installation of Pope Francis on March 19. Approximately 50 lbs. of cookies, bread, fruit, and vegetables was donated from the altar to the Share Orchards Inn Shelter as part of the tradition to share with those less fortunate.
Honor St. Joseph this lenten season by participating in a St. Joseph Table. We start out with a blessing from a Catholic priest. The prayers are specific to this feast and are provided by The Church. Traditionally all you had to do was simply show up to the celebration. You can still do that or you have the opportunity to contribute to the table. If you would like to bring something just complete the form below. Everyone has the opportunity to honor St. Joseph however they can in this celebration.
If you have a devotion to St. Joseph, this is a special opportunity that comes around only once a year. It’s an Italian tradition brought to the U.S. by Sicilian immigrants and one that lives on through their descendants. Now is a great time to learn how to make some of those mysterious Italian desserts like pizzelle and cuccidati. Join in the process as much as you like. Come and celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph on Sunday March 17. Note that we’ll have a special mention for St. Patrick too. Directions and agenda to be provided when we get your email from signing up below.