Reverend Michael Russo explains some of the symbologies that were released on Thursday 18th March 2021, in St Joseph’s altar can be seen in Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Reverend Michael Russo (above) and Jessica Currier visit on Thursday the 18th March 2021, the St Joseph’s altar in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Baked goods and religious symbols fill the altar of St. March 2021, in St Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Religious symbols and baked goods fill the altar of St. March 2021, in St Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

From left, see Reverend Michael Russo, Lesha Theriot, Jessica Currier and Brad Thomassee on Thursday the 18th March 2021, the St Joseph’s altar in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Reverend Michael Russo will discuss on Thursday the 18th March 2021, in St Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Reverend Michael Russo explains some of the symbologies that will be released on Thursday 18th March 2021, in St Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Reverend Michael Russo (above) and Jessica Currier visit on Thursday the 18th March 2021, the St Joseph’s altar in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Baked goods and religious symbols fill the altar of St. March 2021, in St Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Religious symbols and baked goods fill the altar of St. March 2021, in St Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

From left, see Reverend Michael Russo, Lesha Theriot, Jessica Currier and Brad Thomassee on Thursday the 18th March 2021, the St Joseph’s altar in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

Reverend Michael Russo will discuss on Thursday the 18th March 2021, in St Anne’s Catholic Church in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE â ???? The referee Michael Russo, pastor of St. The Anne Catholic Church in Youngsville has celebrated its own Italian heritage for 32 years by maintaining the tradition of St. Joseph Altar wherever he was called as a priest It is part of the feast of the feast of St Joseph, annually on the 19th March celebrated

Russo will also celebrate the occasion on Friday when his parishioners gather at 8:30 a.m. to measure and then go to the church hall to host this year’s St. Admire the Joseph Altar and an additional exhibition that traces the Russo family back to Corleone, Sicily, where his ancestors lived.As a young priest studying in Italy, he celebrated mass in the church where his ancestors venerated and his Great grandparents married

“This is my 32nd birthday Altar “Russo said those who made pastoral stops in the course of his priesthood in Rayne, Opelousas, Franklin, Lafayette, and Youngsville. He introduced the practice in some churches where parishioners, many Cajun, were unfamiliar with the tradition

Russo is from Patterson in St Mary Parish, where the feast of St Joseph on 19 March was of great importance to the Italian-American population Sicilians, who starved to death in the Middle Ages, prayed to St Joseph for help and credits him with her survival In gratitude, the Catholics offer St Joseph tables or altars and share an abundance of food

There will be no meal this year no traditional “Tupa Tupa” dinner â ???? due to safety concerns related to the pandemic But Russo said food is being displayed and St Joseph Honored Thursday on the altar there were steps depicting the Holy Trinity, traditional Italian desserts, breads in symbolic shapes and fava beans There were shamrocks and Easter bunnies, and food on each side was balanced with matching food on the other side, which symbolizes the balance in the creation of the world, said Russo

The feast of St. Joseph falls towards the end of the year of the Diocese of Lafayette Joseph, which opened on August 16 and ends with the feast of St. May It takes place on the occasion of the 150 Anniversary of the Declaration of St Pius IX Joseph Patron of the Universal Church

â ???? This year, as a diocese, we will go through St Joseph’s life, befriend him in prayer and seek his protection said the diocese Most Rev Douglas Deshotel, Bishop of Lafayette, will be celebrating Mass at 9am Friday in St Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson, where Russo grew up, and St John the Evangelist in Lafayette at 5:30 p.m.

Diocesan spokesman Blue Rolfes said the year-round schedule of events scheduled for the celebration had been compressed due to Gov. John Bel Edwardsâ ???? “Stay at home” mandates linked to COVID-19 Nevertheless, the 122 parishes in the diocese are â ???? These include 13 according to St Joseph â ???? have marked the year-round festival in different ways

said Rolfes because the feast of St. Joseph falls this year on a Friday during Lent The Catholic Church’s law in Canon 1251 exempts Catholics on this day from giving up meat or other foods, such as foods that a particular Catholic may have gone without during the remainder of Lent

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