March 19th is the solemn feast of St. Joseph. During this Year of St. Joseph, we would like to give special attention to the feast day. ”
St. Joseph’s Table: On Friday, March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph, on this day, we invite all parishioners from the region to celebrate the solemn holy Mass with us at 8:30a.m. at St. Peter’s.
Immediately after Mass, we invite parishioners to partake of the St. Joseph’s table. If you are not familiar with that devotional custom, this is a way to honor St. Joseph and celebrate the feast day, as well as take a break from our Lenten fasting.
In many countries of the world, parishioners outdo each other to see how fancy a table, laden with donated sweets and goodies, they can create, as parishioners share in the treats after Mass. We invite you to do the same by bringing a coffee cake, donuts, a favorite dessert or fruit to the St. Joseph table to share with others.
Please note: according to the Church’s canon law, on the solemn feast days which occur during Lent (St. Joseph, Annunciation), fasting and abstinence may be suspended. That means that, even though it is Friday, it is permitted to eat meat. Also, by custom, those who gave up sweets for Lent can “skip” the fast on that day.