Photograph by Christopher Scafidi

Saint Joseph’s altars are a unique cultural and religious tradition brought to New Orleans by Sicilian immigrants in the 1880s.

Abita Springs

St. Jane de Chantal

Monday, March 20th

Open to the pubic from Noon-7:30PM


Annunciation Catholic Church

March 17th and 18th.

On the 17th there will be a welcome at 6:30PM, a blessing at 7PM, rosary recitation to follow. Afterwards, wine and Italian cookies will be served. March 18th doors open at 10AM with a rosary recitation, “tupa tupa” ceremony at 10:30AM, then “feeding of the Saints” ceremony. After that, pasta, vegetables, wine, and Italian cookies will be served.


Most Holy Trinity

Family Life Center Assembly Room

March 16th

Altar Blessing at 9:30AM, Children’s procession at 10AM, 10:30AM the altar becomes open to the general public. Go plates and in-house available. Food service ends at 3PM.

Nonna Randazzo’s 

2033 US-190, Covington

March 19th

Open to the public Noon-3PM.

St Peter’s Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Hall

Open to the public for viewing at approximately 9:30AM. Meals served from 1-4PM (as supply allows).


Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 

Roquette Hall

Open to the public March 18th and 19th, 9AM-4PM

March 19th the blessing will occur at 4PM followed by the meal.


St. Anselm

March 18th, blessing of the altar 5-6PM with refreshments.

March 19th open for viewing 11AM-3PM.


St. Luke the Evangelist

Family Life Center

March 19th and 20th

March 19th open to the public at 11AM. Mass at 1PM.

March 20th Mass from 10-11AM. Meals served 11AM-2PM.

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