List of local St. Joseph altars for 2017

Mar 09, 2017 670

BY: Dominic Massa

The following parishes, schools and entities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans will host St. Joseph Altars. The tradition, which is Sicilian and Roman Catholic in origin but is carried on locally by Italian-Americans and people of all nationalities and faiths, includes baking cookies and cakes and preparing foods for the altar. The offerings accompany petitions to St. Joseph or are expressions of thanks for favors granted. To have your altar included in this list, email

ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART, Mater Campus, 4301 St. Charles Ave., viewing March 20 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The altar will be in the Nims auditorium, and entrance will be through the doors on St. Charles Ave.

ANNUNCIATION, Bogalusa: B and C Hall, 139 Cumberland St., sponsored by the Bogalusa Italian-American Cultural Society. Open to the public March 17-18. March 17, 6:30-9 p.m. with blessing of altar at 7 p.m. March 18, altar opens at 10 a.m. with saints feeding at 11 a.m. and pasta Milanese meal from noon to 2 p.m. when altar closes.

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