Queens: St. John's Celebrates 16th Annual "La Tavola di San Giuseppe" (The Table of St. Joseph)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

St. John’s University will celebrate its 16th Annual “La Tavola di San Giuseppe” (The Table of St. Joseph) on the Queens campus. St. John’s students, alumni, faculty, administrators, staff and loyal friends from the local community will be able to gather and share in the festivities celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph on Saturday, March 22. 

The long-standing tradition of the festive celebration of La Tavola di San Giuseppe in honor of St. Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church, began in Sicily in the Middle Ages to give thanks to St. Joseph for his intercession in ending a famine.  

Guests will gather in the D’Angelo Center for an evening filled with ethnic pride, delicious foods, desserts and music.

What:     16th Annual “La Tavola di San Giuseppe” (The Table of St. Joseph)

When:     Saturday, March 22, 2014
               5 p.m. – Mass
               6 p.m. – Dinner and Entertainment 

Where:    St. John’s University, Queens Campus
               St. Thomas More Church – Mass 
               D’Angelo Center, Room 416 – Dinner and Entertainment

The ancient tradition included an invitation to the poor as invited guests. As the tradition was carried to and celebrated in the Americas, it became the custom to ask for donations to assist the poor. The funds raised at last year’s program at St. John’s Queens Campus were presented to Rev. Tri M. Duong, C.M. to be used for the building of a home for the poor in Panama.

This event is open to the public. To RSVP, please go to: http://www.stjohns.edu/sites/default/files/documents/studentlife/1400303-italian-cultural.pdf.

For more information, please contact the Office of Media Relations at St. John’s University, by calling (718) 990-2451, or by e-mail at mediarelations@stjohns.edu.