This year St. James will hold its sixth annual St. Joseph’s Table after the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 15th. We are forming a committee of volunteers to plan and host the event, which includes a procession with the St. Joseph statue, prayers, a blessing of the food and a meatless pasta meal served buffet style.

All parishioners who are interested in being a part of this worthwhile endeavor are invited to a planning meeting on Monday, February 3rd at 7 p.m. in St. James Hall. Please enter through Door 10.

The origin of the St. Joseph Table goes back to Sicily, many centuries ago, where there was a famine. The villagers prayed to St. Joseph and asked his intercession before God. Their prayers were answered and to show their gratitude, the villagers prepared a huge buffet and invited everyone, including the homeless and sick, to join in the feast. This is a beautiful custom and provides an opportunity to show our gratitude to God, especially for all that we have received through the intercession of St. Joseph. A free will offering will benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Society to assist in their ministry to those in need.

For more information, please contact Lisa Gilligan: