The Sicilians started the tradition of the St. Joseph Altar. During the middle ages, a terrible famine plagued Sicily because of a horrible drought. The Sicilians pleaded to St. Joseph, their patron saint, for his intersession for rain and to end the drought. At last the skies opened and rain fell upon the land. The people rejoiced. Sometime later, to show gratidude, they prepared an Altar table with a special assortment of foods that they had harvested. After paying honor to St. Joseph, they distributed the food to the hungry. This tradition continues around the world.
Today, the tradition continues with the feast “La Festa di Tavola di San Giuseppe” and we invite our parish family and our community to join us!