On March 10, 2012 over sixty friends of Saint Joseph were convened by Dignity/Washington to honor him near his March 19 Feast Day with a traditional banquet in the Sicilian style, complete with a festive procession of flags and icons, a beautiful liturgy of music, Scripture reading, litany and blessing, a wonderful home-cooked Italian dinner of rich food and pastries, a film retrospective entitled “The Irish in Movies” and live entertainment by Celtic musicians “Hangman’s Faire” (yes, there was some infiltration of the ranks by the sons and daughters of Saint Patrick). The proceeds of a 50/50 raffle benefited the ministries of the Dignity/Washington community. “To you, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse . . . . Shield us under your patronage that, following your example, and strengthened by your help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in heaven (taken from a traditional prayer).”
Pictures from the annual St. Joseph’s Day Dinner and celebration held Saturday, March 10, 2012.