Bake sale, dinner to honor St. Joseph

The Italian Catholic Federation will host the 32nd annual St. Joseph’s Day festivities Sun., March 18 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church hall, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

The event will have a large bake sale with Italian favorites, viewing and blessing of the traditional St. Joseph’s table, a pasta dinner and live music by the Rhythym Kings.

The bake sale will run from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The procession and table blessing will take place following the 9 a.m. Mass.

Dinner and entertainment will be from 4 to 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Paschal Baylon Church and other charitable organizations.

St. Joseph’s Day, a centuries-old Italian tradition honoring St. Joseph, began after rains ended a drought in Sicily. Each March, Italians worldwide celebrate this event with a procession, an Italian dinner, and a table or altar decorated with flowers, fruit, candles, wine, fava beans and baked goods.

Dinner tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children for general seating. A limited number of reserved seating packages are $20.

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