Blessing of the Saint Joseph Altar

Feb 14, 2015 2610

The Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham cordially invites you to share in the time-honored tradition of the Saint Joseph Altar. The Saint Joseph Altar is Sicilian in origin. During a terrible famine, the people of Sicily pleaded to Saint Joseph, their patron saint, for relief.

Saint Joseph answered their prayers and the famine ended. In gratitude, they prepared a table with foods they had harvested, and after paying homage to Saint Joseph, the food was distributed to the less fortunate. If you so desire you may bring a dessert or meatless dish to offer upon the altar. Blessing of the altar will be at 1:00 PM on Sunday March 15, 2015 at the Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 5514 Double Oak Lane.

Source: Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham

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