WE CELEBRATE TWO GREAT SAINTS THIS WEEK
March 15, 2019 | Pastor's Corner
This coming week we honor two of the most famous and beloved saints of the Church. March 17th we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick who is revered by the Irish and those of Irish decent. He is honored and remembered for bringing the Catholic faith to the country of Ireland. We honor the memory of St. Patrick with the wearing of the green, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, meals of corn beef and cabbage and probably a little more Guinness than we should. Today, St. Patrick’s day is celebrated by people of all backgrounds and remains an important reminder of the gift of our faith that we should not be afraid to show off.
St. Joseph is honored on March 19th and is revered by many people. He is remembered for being the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. He was a carpenter, a working man. He wasn’t rich. He was a compassionate and caring man. He too was a man of faith, obedient to what God asked of him. He is probably most well-known at this time of year because of the numerous feasts prepared in his honor called the St. Joseph Table. Begun, by Sicilians, the St. Joseph Table is now celebrated by people of all backgrounds. Those who partake of a St. Joseph Table do so not only to enjoy a wonderful meal, but also to be able to contribute to the less fortunate in our community. The St. Joseph Table is usually a meatless meal because it occurs during Lent. The meal is to be shared with those who are poor. It has become customary to have a St. Joseph Table and the proceeds given to Charity.
We will be having our St. Joseph Table next week on March 24th. All are invited. Tickets are available this weekend. Proceeds will be given to our Sandwich Program.