Sacred Heart of Jesus parish will honor the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19th. There will be Masses at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, (as usual) and a special Mass at 5:30 pm to celebrate the Solemnity. All will be welcome to the St. Joseph’s Table to be created in Muldowney Hall as we honor the patronage of St. Joseph and God’s generous goodness.
According to legend, a drout throughout the land led to a great famine in Sicily centuries ago. St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the patron of the Universal Church, so villagers pleaded for his intercession. When their prayers were answered, a great feast was prepared with the crops grown when the rains finally came.
To remember St. Joseph’s patronage and God’s goodness, the celebration has become a tradition. During the initial celebrations, families prepared buffets and invited people of the village to partake. Guests, especially the needy, were invited to eat what and as much they chose. This St. Joseph’s Table is recreated in homes and parishes today.
Please watch the bulletin and website (sacredheartwinchester.org) for more information.