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St. Joseph's Day Altar Customs (2 parts)

Part 1:  St. Joseph's Day Altars History & Customs

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm 

Where:  Mother Cabrini Chapel (in school yard of Cabrini High School). ENTER at 1400 Moss St

Topic:  History and Customs of St. Joseph Altars in New Orleans (Elenian Club built a St. Joseph Altar in the Chapel).

Speakers: Maria-Kay Chetta & Elizabeth Parent

After a short video and informal talk on the History and Custom of St. Joseph Altars in New Orleans, we will proceed to Mother Cabrini’s room and Museum on the 2nd Floor of the old Convent (they have an elevator). Cabrini High School President Sharri Salvagio will give brief talk on Mother Cabrini followed by Italian themed refreshments.

Part 2:  Tour St. Francis Xavier's St. Joseph Altar and Feeding 

with Maria-Kay Chetta

Tuesday, March 19, 10:15am SHARP (please do not be late)

 St. Francis Xavier 444 Metairie Road

The 2nd part of the St. Joseph’s Day Altar customs will be a field trip.  You're on your own  to meet Maria-Kay at the St. Francis Xavier’s St. Joseph Altar at 444 Metairie Rd. on Tuesday, March 19 at 10:15am Sharp - PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE - by the Blessed Mother round prayer garden. This is on the left side of the Church if you are facing it. We will go in as a group to tour the Altar and enjoy the traditional pasta Milanese meal and wine before the crowds get there.

More information to come on this after the March 14th General Meeting.

Any questions contact Maria-Kay directly at

Travelogue Report on World Federation Conference in Italy

Thursday, April 18 (time & location tba)

Travelogue Report on World Federation Conference in Italy

If you couldn't make the trip, hear about it from TGAGNO members who attended.  



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