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Cabrini St. Joseph Altar

What: Cabrini High School will host a St. Joseph’s Day Altar in the Sacred Heart Chapel on campus.


When:                  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

                                Altar Blessing and Tupa Tupa – Chapel, 9:00 a.m.

                                Dinner – Esplanade Courtyard, 5:00 p.m.

Where: Cabrini High School 1400 Moss Street, New Orleans


How Item donations, such as baked goods, wine, pastries, candies, plates, and cups, are accepted, as well as monetary donations for the altar. Donations can be made online at Checks can be made payable to Cabrini High School and in the memo section write “St. Joseph’s Altar donation.” Address envelope to: Cabrini High School, C/O St. Joseph’s Altar, 1400 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.


Why: Every March 19, Catholics celebrate St. Joseph’s Day by constructing elaborate altars to honor the relief St. Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily. The tradition began in the late 1800’s when Italian immigrants settled in New Orleans. With Mother Cabrini’s Italian heritage and the refuge and relief she provided for Italian immigrants in New Orleans, Cabrini High School cherishes and honors St. Joseph’s Day in high regards.