St. Joseph Table at St. Bede March 18

In keeping with a long-standing annual tradition, the Italian Catholic Federation branch at St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Cañada Flintridge has announced that this year’s St. Joseph Table event will exceed expectations with a large table of donated baked good, focaccia, homemade tomato sauce, and a variety of especially prepared foods for sale. The event will take place on Sunday, March 18, after the 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Masses. St. Bede Church is located at 215 Foothill Blvd.
In addition to the festive food-laden table, this year the organization will feature an Italian Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at $12 per person with advanced reservations and $15 at the door if space is available. Contact Phyllis Harb for luncheon tickets at
Because the popularity of the event has grown, ICF will feature its biggest silent auction this year with bids received the entire morning and awardees selected at the conclusion of the luncheon. This year’s selection of auctioned offerings is the most extensive ever.
The St. Joseph Table is an annual parish event that is featured at ICF branches throughout California. The tradition of the table began in Sicily where each year people gathered at a special church service dedicated to St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of Italy, to donate food for the poor. Today the organization provides for the poor and others in need by donating proceeds from the event to support St. John’s Seminary, scholarships and research for a cure for Cooley’s Anemia at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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