St. Ambrose Parish at 5130 Wilson Ave., on the Hill in St. Louis, will present the traditional St. Joseph Altar on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
The celebration begins with Mass in Italian in St. Ambrose Church at 11:00 a.m. After Mass, around noon, there will be a short procession to the school building where two altars, piled high with baked goods and Italian specialties, will be set up, one in the café and one in the gym. About 12:30 p.m., the altars will be blessed, and the buffet lines, featuring food from restaurants on the Hill, will be open.
There will be breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, and other items for sale for the duration of the event, until around 3:30 p.m. There is no admission charge to attend, but a thoughtful donation is requested for the buffet line. All money collected during the event will go to St. Ambrose Tuition Assistance Program to help school families in need.