The Feast of St. Joseph falls on March 19. Many Catholic churches celebrate the tradition of honoring St. Joseph by having a St. Joseph Table. This tradition began in Sicily many centuries ago. At the time, there had been a major drought and people were suffering because of it. They prayed to St. Joseph for relief. After some time, rain came and eliminated the drought. Crops grew and flourished. When the people harvested the crops, they celebrated by sharing food with the whole community. This tradition has continued and spread throughout many countries.
This weekend, St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton, Missouri, has a St. Joseph Table with a wide variety of baked goods, wines, and other items available for sale. They were blessed following the 5p.m. Mass this evening. Tomorrow, there will be an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 11a.m. to 4p.m. The menu offers Chicken Parmesan, Meat Sauce Spaghetti, Melanese Spaghetti, and Marinara Spaghetti. Each meal includes salad and bread. Prices are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for senior citizens, $7.00 for children, and $35.00 per family. All proceeds from the St. Joseph Table and the Spaghetti Dinner go to Heart-n-Hand Ministry and Uplift Ministry to help the poor and homeless.
Proverbs 19:17 says, "He who has compassion on the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his good deed," (The New American Bible).
St. Sabina Catholic Church is located at 700 Trevis in Belton, Missouri.