* Memorial of St. Patrick (Mar 17) & Solemnity of St. Joseph (Mar 19)

These are among the most popular feast days in the U.S.A. For the Irish and Irish-American communities it is a day to gather with friends and family o recall their great Celtic heritage and immigrant stories. The Solemnity of St. Joseph provides many Italians and Italian-American an opportunity to observe the “Tavola di San Giuseppe” where breads, citrus fruits and other treats are shared at a common table among all. These days enliven our faith and fill us with joy (even it it’s Lent) as we observe popular Catholic customs.