St. Joseph's Table [Noto's Old World Italian Restaurant, Grand Rapids, MI]
Festa di San Giuseppe
The St. Joseph Table is a religious and traditional custom that started centuries ago in Sicily. When Sicilians were affected by a severe drought, they turned to St. Joseph, the Father of Jesus and head of the Holy Family, to rescue them by asking St. Joseph to intercede before God for their cause. As a result of their prayer and intercession of St. Joseph, an abundance of rain was poured over the fields to save their crops.
As a sign of gratitude to God, the Sicilians committed themselves to share the fruit of the earth with the poor. The tradition was started all over Sicily and spread throughout the world.
On March 19, the Noto family will “make” the table of this tradition for the honor of St. Joseph.
6:30PM Mass / Dinner to follow.
Please make your reservation by contacting Tony, Tom, Joann or Valentina Noto at 616.493.6686 or for Credit Card reservations, please our website at:
$35 per person inclusive
$15 per child 4 – 12-years-old inclusive
Children 3-years-old and under – no charge
• Those wishing to bring non-perishable foods for the local food pantry are encouraged to do so.
• Proceeds and donations will be made to local seminarians.