St. Joseph Altar Celebration
At Our Lady Of The Valley Church
The Italian American Heritage Society invites everyone to the annual St. Joseph Altar celebration to be held on Sunday, March 25, at Our Lady of the Valley Church. The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. with prayers and blessing of the food.
The altar is a Sicilian tradition to thank St. Joseph for petitions granted and prayers answered. It commemorates the end of a famine caused by drought many years ago on the island of Sicily. In thanksgiving the people honored St. Joseph and shared their harvest with the hungry.
Attendees may choose to bring a food item, which should be meatless as is the tradition, and in a throw away container for convenience. Monetary donations will be accepted for local charities to feed those in need. The church is located at 5514 Double Oak Lane, Birmingham 35242.