St. Joseph’s Day
Another wonderful celebration was hosted at the St. Joseph Hill Convent on Staten Island. This event has become a day that so many Sisters, St. Joseph Hill Academy graduates, and current families look forward to each year; we hope it will continue.
Mass, celebrated by Monsignor Edmund Whalen, was attended by nearly 100 guests. Many thanks to Sr. Denise for planning and coordinating the details of the Mass. Her insight in arranging for students from St. Joseph Hill Academy showcased their musical talents playing and signing for all the hymns added a beautiful touch to the afternoon.
This annual event gives all who attend the opportunity to witness how much St. Joseph means to our community. Not only does he continue to provide us with an excellent role model; but as our patron, he brings us together as a family. After Mass, guests proceeded to the Sisters’ Dining room for a delicious Potluck Dinner. Each contributing a dish to the meal, the guests could be overheard gently ribbing one another about how fast or slow their dishes vanished, sharing their recipes, or asking which bakery provided a delicious pastry.
With so many generous contributions and the camaraderie shared throughout the room, it is no wonder the Sisters open their doors to host this event year after year.
If you were not able to join us this year, we hope that you will consider making a note to attend in 2018. The Mass and Pot Luck Dinner is always held on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th.