St. Joseph Table

On March 19, the feast of St. Joseph the Faithful Spouse of the Virgin Mary, the children of Casa Hogar and members of the Guild will come together for a special meal to pay tribute to St. Joseph and celebrate Padre Jose Walijewksi’s life with inspirational stories and prayer.

We invite you to join us by supporting the Guild and beginning a “new” tradition of St. Joseph’s Table in your homes and parishes.  St. Joseph’s table is a long-standing tradition in Italy honoring the earthly father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, St. Joseph.

What is St. Joseph’s Table 

An ancient Italian tradition, St. Joseph’s Table is a ritual meal held on or close to March 19th during the Feast of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. During this celebration, families and friends come together for hospitality and nurturing in the making of fulfilling promises.

The table includes the altar with an image of Saint Joseph, flowers, candles, fruit and bread along with a simple meal to signify the intercession of Saint Joseph for preventing famine during a period of severe drought.

Providing food for the poor and sharing leftovers from the Table have also become custom. We invite you to join us in carrying out Father Joe’s Legacy and sharing this tradition in his honor.

Join one of the events happening in your community or gather with friends and family to host your own! For materials to host an event or more information on the Legacy Guild, please email Sarah Sceery at

St. Joseph’s Table Events

  • March 9 – 5:30 p.m. – Blessed Sacrament Parish
    130 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI
  • March 17th – 10:30 a.m. – St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral
    530 Main St, La Crosse, WI
  • March 19th – 11:30 a.m. – SS Peter and Paul Church Catholic School
    36100 Osseo Road, Independence, WI
  • March 19th – 12:00 p.m. – Assumption High School
    445 Chestnut St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • March 19th – 5:30 p.m. – SS Peter and Paul Church
    36028 Osseo Rd, Independence, WI
  • March 19th – 5:30 p.m. – Casa Hogar Dinner with Friends of Fr. Joe Walijewski
    Lurin, Lima Peru
  • March 22nd – 4:30 pm-7:00 p.m. – St. Bronislava Parish
    3200 Plover Rd, Plover, WI




Tuesday, March 19, 2019Feast of St. Joseph and Celebration of St. Joseph’s Table. Help us create a new tradition! Host an event or join family and friends in your community. For a listing of events happening please visit

Televised Mass with Msgr. Hirsch
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
Christ the King Chapel – Holy Cross Diocesan Center
3710 East Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601
Please RSVP to Michael Haight at or by calling 608-791-2697 by Wednesday, May 15th

Friday, October 25, 2019Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild Dinner Benefiting Casa Hogar – La Crosse, WI

"Then I will not have lived in vain, and I'll not care how long I'll live, if I can give and give and give."

— Fr. Walijewski