March 19th marks the Catholic celebration of St. Joseph's Day where Catholic New Orleanians construct elaborate altars in honor of this saint. The tradition, commemorating the relief St. Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily, began in the late 1800’s when Sicilian immigrants settled in New Orleans. Today, St. Joseph’s day is not just for Italian-Americans. Every year, this celebration offers New Orleans natives and visitors a chance to share food with others and for believers, a way to express gratitude for any sort of fortune in their lives. Stop by and celebrate one of the most unique New Orleans traditions - here's a list of some of the altars around town today!
St. Joseph Altars
St Joseph Feast at Isrealite Church 3000 Frenchmen St. Doors open 12 Noon. Given by: Bishop Brumfield.
SAINT JOSEPH'S ALTAR Opening For Viewing 7am-7pm 3533 ELYSIAN FIELDS AVE.
ST JOSEPH ALTAR St. Stephen's Church 1025 Napoleon Ave. Altar my be view 9am-6pm Meals served at 12noon-6pm
PLAIA FAMILY ST JOSEPH ALTAR 100 SHANNON DR. MANDEVILLE, FORMERLY OF 7600
MERCIER SUN 18TH VIEWING 6-9PM MON. SERVING 1-9 PUBLIC INVITED
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR St. Cletus Church, Jerome Hall, 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna. Open to Public from 11:30 AM to 7 PM
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR THE TALAMO FAMILY 6122 PATTON ST. N.O. 1:-6:00 19TH
St. Joseph Altar St. Dominic 775 Harrison Ave. LAKEVIEW Viewing 8am-6p
ST JOSEPH ALTAR The Greater New Orleans Italian Cultural Society. Viewing at Holy Rosary Academy 3368 Esplanade Ave. in school cafeteria - 9am till 4pm. Holy Mass in Our Lady of The Rosary Church 11am. Immediately after mass the public will be served Pasta Milanese. Music provided by American Legion Post 175. For info call Dom Grieshaber (504) 494-2058.
St Joseph Altar The Zanca Family 4113 Tchoupitoulas St. Sunday, 9 AM-3 PM All are welcome.
St Joseph Altar at Ozanam Inn 843 Camp St. N.O.LA. 70130 Open 10:am-6:00 Daily, Everyone Welcome! Sponsored by St. Patrick Church.
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR 141 Woodlake Blvd. - Kenner. All Food Served Noon - 8 pm
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR In Memory of Dianne Williams 724 Marengo St. New Orleans 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
St Joseph's Altar given by the Noote Family. 208 Cougar Dr. in Arabi, LA. Feeding the public after 12:30pm.
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR at the Lost Love Lounge-2529 Dauphine St. New Orleans, LA 70117 VIEWING today.
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH 444 METAIRIE RD 8:30AM-6PM PUBLIC FEEDING STARTS 11:30 am
CROSS Mark & Gina Farrugia invite you to attend a St. Joseph's Altar at their home at : 416 Shrewsbury Ct. Jefferson from 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR Serving 1:00 PM-7:00 PM Miriam & Jesse Murphy 4161 East Loyola Dr. Kenner
Have a great one...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar...until tomorrow!