St. Joseph wants you to eat something on Friday
The tradition of creating a St. Joseph’s table arrived in Kansas City over a century ago, with the arrival of immigrants from Sicily. The custom had begun years earlier in Sicily, after a devastating famine had ended — according to legend — when villagers prayed for the intercession of the saint. After that, a feast of thanksgiving was prepared on the feast of St. Joseph to celebrate the answered prayers.
Several area churches in the metro will host St. Joseph’s tables tomorrow (and, for a few, on Saturday as well) that are open to the public. Many of the events offer meals and the sale of baked goods.