St. Joseph Feast Day Celebration
Monday, March 20, 2023
Please join us as we celebrate St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. He is also the Patron of the Universal Church. We will begin our celebration with Mass at 8:30 am. Immediately following, we will gather in the Church Hall where Fr. Dillon will bless the St. Joseph Altar and foods. Breakfast will be served.
St. Joseph’s altars is a Sicilian tradition that was brought over to America in the 1800s. The Sicilians prayed to their patron saint, St. Joseph, to send rain and end their starvation due to a drought. The rains came and the only sustainable crop was the fava bean. In thanksgiving to St. Joseph, they prepared a special table in their homes with foods they had harvested. After paying honor to St. Joseph, they distributed the food to those less fortunate.
Can you help? We are looking for donations of homemade cookies, non-perishable food items, and monetary contributions for the delicious Italian pastry treats called zeppoles, etc. Please email Charlene Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org and kindly put St. Joseph’s Day in the subject line.
The Knights of Columbus will once again be making pancakes for us. We are asking for a headcount by March 15th.
For planning purposes, kindly call the St. George office at 203-453-2788 with your name, phone number, email, and the number of people attending.
For monetary donations: checks should be made payable to St. George. The memo field should indicate: St. Joseph’s Day Celebration. Checks may be dropped in the collection baskets at Mass in an envelope labeled “Office – St. Joseph’s Celebration, dropped in the black lock box outside the Sullivan Center, brought into the office or mailed.