St. Joseph’s Altar shared
Published 12:04 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016
LAPLACE — Ascension of Our Lord students recently participated in the blessing and viewing of the St. Joseph’s Altar.
Every year in March, the church parish sets up the Altar as a way to pay homage to St. Joseph through petition and thanksgiving. The Altar is set up in three tiers, representing the Holy Trinity.
A statue of St. Joseph is placed on the top tier, usually surrounded by flowers, greenery and fruit. Also, breads, cakes and cookies, baked in symbolic Christian shapes, adorn the Altar. Symbols of St. Joseph, such as lilies, staffs, sandals, ladders, saws, hammers and nails, are also used.
The altar was available for public viewing in Piovan Parish Hall.
Italian cookies, baked goods, wine, candles, medals, rosaries and holy cards were available for a donation, with all proceeds going to the Saltillo, Mexico Missions.