St. Joseph’s Table
Sunday, March 22, 2020
to Minimize the Spread of
the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
St. Joseph is the patron of workers and families in whom we place our cares and our hopes. We would like to invite you to share our abundance with you. This is an annual event at which we enjoy a wonderful feast of thanksgiving by sharing delicious foods and enjoying the warm spirit of the parish family, our friends, and community. Everyone is invited to attend this event and sample the foods. This year we will be having cookies, breads, fruit, coffee, and punch. We hope you can join us!
If you would like to help in any way please contact Sue Ormandy at 585-478-4239.
St. Joseph is the patron saint of workers and the protector of the family. He is honored with a feast day 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 the sick. All were free to come and go as they wished. The guests ate what they chose and as much as pleased them.