St. Joseph’s Altar set for Sunday, March 22

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Several area ladies who contributed their talents in preparing the various food items offered on the St. Joseph’s Altar at the VFW Hall on Sunday, March 17 1985. Pictured from left, Virgie LeBlanc, Concetta Dinino, Sue Latino, Patsy Gros, JoAnn Latino, Carolyn LeBlanc, Bena Matassa, Margie Figaro, Alice Blank, Lorraine Marcello, Stella Leon, and Sally Ordello.

The St. Joseph Society will again sponsor its annual St. Joseph Altar at St. Francis Church Hall on Sunday, March 22. The altar will be open for public viewing at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Father Paul Yi will bless the altar in a special ceremony at 10:15 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. mass at St. Francis. The Ritual of the Saints will begin at 11 a.m. followed by feeding of the public until 3 p.m.

The St. Joseph Altar is a tradition that started in Italy and was brought over to the United States with Italian families who moved to the United States. The original altars were started as a sacrifice to St. Joseph in providing food to the poor and less fortunate people. Everything that is given to the public is free as a sacrifice to St. Joseph the husband of Mary who gave of himself in his lifetime to helping the poor and those in need. The St. Joseph Society invites you and your family members to come out and enjoy a great meal and view our beautiful altar on Sunday.

The St. Joseph Society would like to thank all the ladies who baked pastries and did other vegetable dishes for the altar. Without your help the altar would not be possible.