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Thu, Mar 19


Sacred Heart Room

St. Joseph's Table

Join us after Mass to celebrate the Feast day of St Joseph. Following Mass there will be a meal and celebration in the Sacred Heart Room.

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St. Joseph's Table
St. Joseph's Table

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2020, 7:00 PM

Sacred Heart Room

About The Event

 The tradition of the “St. Joseph Table” of food (“la tavala di San Giuseppe”)  has its origins in Sicily. Legends from the Middle Ages attributed the  end of a devastating drought to a prayer-devotion that the Sicilian  people made to St. Joseph. This celebration is a symbolic “thank you”  and renewal of the Sicilian people’s devotion to Saint Joseph. It is a shared celebration with the entire community where the riches of food are given as alms to the poor: Traditional etiquette is that no one can be turned away from this table.  As it is a living  tradition, it has many interpreters and many food entries have been  added and deleted along the way but two constants remain: no meat and  sesame-coated breads in symbolic shapes. 

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