Our Lady of Mercy church prepares St. Joseph's altar for upcoming feast

Mar 19, 2024 769

BY: Daniel McClain

Our Lady of Mercy church in Baton Rouge presented their St. Joseph's altar Sunday to celebrate his upcoming feast day and encourage the faithful to help feed the poor. In the Catholic Church, followers believe St. Joseph is the foster father to Jesus Christ. Centuries ago, there was a famine in Italy. The people there prayed to St. Joseph to lift the famine. In return, they would build him an altar.

Once the famine was lifted, they got a big table and filled it with vegetables and other foods. Everything on the table has some form of significance to it. Residents used the food to feed others in the city who were less fortunate.

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