St. Mary Magdalen Ladies' Night
St. Joseph’s Table: An Age-old Tradition
Saint Joseph is one of the most beloved saints among Italian-Americans. As the patron of workers and the protector of the family, he is honored with a feast on March 19.
According to legend, there was a famine in Sicily many centuries ago. The villagers prayed to St. Joseph, foster-father of the Infant Savior, and asked his intercession before the throne of God. Their prayers were answered. With the ending of the dreadful famine, a special feast of thanksgiving was held in commemoration of the Saint. This celebration became tradition. Wealthy families prepared huge buffets. They then invited the less fortunate people of the village, especially the homeless and sick.
We ask that you bring foods from the list below that would be part of the traditional St. Joseph's Table.
6:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
St Mary Magdalen church hall, 7 Sharpley Road