The St. Joseph Altar is an event at our parish to gather decorative baked goods to honor Saint Joseph. A free will spaghetti luncheon is held with proceeds benefitting the poor. All are invited to take part in the traditional St. Joseph Altar at Christ the King on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. It is a Catholic custom to bake breads, cakes, pastries, and cookies and offer them along with fruits in honor of St. Joseph. These foods are arrayed before the statue of St. Joseph to inspire the faithful. Bakers often fashion their baked goods with Christian artistry, making them in the shapes of crosses, carpenter’s tools, lambs, lilies, flowers, and other creative Christian symbols.
After a special Mass, a simple ceremony in which any children present and who are dressed as Saints take part. A free-will offering spaghetti luncheon is held for the entire community; all donations to the luncheon assist the Christ the King St. Vincent de Paul Society’s care of the poor.
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Tuesday, March 19, 2019
|9:30-10:30 a.m.||Mass in Christ the King Church (ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING ARE INVITED TO DRESS UP AS THEIR FAVORITE SAINT!)|
|10:30-10:45 a.m.||Blessing of the St. Joseph Altar and traditional “Tupa-Tupa” ceremony in Christ the King Church. Children dressed as saints will knock on doors asking for entry; a small play, of sorts.|
|11 a.m.-1 p.m.||Free Spaghetti Luncheon in the Parish Center (ALL FREE WILL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE POOR)|
We are looking for volunteers to help out with the St. Joseph Altar festivities. Go to tinyurl.com/ctkstjoe19 to sign-up for a volunteer spot.