St. Joseph’s Tables around the area

Posted March 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By JOE JAROSZ
Northeast News
March 12, 2014

On March 19, neighborhood Catholic churches will celebrate the feast of Saint Joseph.

But if you like Italian cookies, then it’s not just a day for Catholics.

In the northeast neighborhood, three churches – Holy Rosary, Saint Anthony and Holy Cross – will each celebrate an old Sicilian tradition on March 18 and 19. The celebrations begin with first, a blessing of the St. Joseph’s table on Tuesday, March 18. The tradition began during the Middles Ages, when families in Sicily built an altar to St. Joseph after he answered their prayers to save them from a severe famine. The altar is typically covered with food and pastries, most often Sicilian delicacies, and flowers.

The tradition has since grown into a

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    Community Front Porch

    By ADAM LOPEZ
    Northeast News
    November 6, 2013

    Grace Church of the Nazarene, 4300 Independence Ave., celebrates its 90th anniversary Oct. 25 with a grand opening of its community front porch. The event included a variety of worship bands and choirs along with refreshments.  Grace tore down part of the fellowship hall, which had fallen into disrepair, to create the “front porch.” “As (Pastor) Tammy and I were reflecting on the space the other day, we realized probably half the churches in the world worship in places like this outside, without a church building,” Grace Church

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    NEHS alum helps Nueva Vida Church go green

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

     

     

    Thanks to a Northeast High School alum, Nueva Vida (New Life) Church in Historic Northeast is harnessing the power of the sun to reduce electricity costs.

    Solar panels now line the church’s flat roof, soaking up the sun and saving the church thousands.

    Located at 141 N. Lawndale Ave., the building is more than 100 years old and the cost of heating and cooling the building ranged from $2,000 to $4,000 per month.

    “We were spending so much money on electricity,” Nueva Vida Pastor Sam DeLeon said. “It’s (solar

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    Churches in Historic Northeast

    The Northeast News offers this directory listing of churches in the area. Institutions offering services in Spanish are marked by an asterisk (*).

     

    *Apostolic Assembly: 2425 Oakley Ave.; 816-241-9907 Worship: Sun. 1:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school 11:30 a.m.

     

    Avenue Baptist Church: 522

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    Churches in Historic Northeast

    The Northeast News offers this directory listing of churches in the area. Institutions offering services in Spanish are marked by an asterisk (*).

    *Apostolic Assembly: 2425 Oakley Ave.; 816-241-9907 Worship: Sun. 1:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school 11:30 a.m.

    Avenue Baptist Church: 522

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