News from San Antonio Church – March 21, 2021

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Weekly Bulletin March 21, 2021

by Terrie Evans

Our 14th San Antonio Pizza Event was very successful with over 150 pies sold.  Because of all the restrictions, we prepared for the unknown with scheduling a Carry Out only date on Saturday, March 6th.  Dave Sabatelli took care of all the presale orders with a list of all the pizzas and  ingredients that the crew put together for all to enjoy.  They even thought of reserving a time for pick up for your pizzas.  It seemed the Carry Out option was an efficient and great idea.  As the PIZZA RUNNERS brought the very hot pizzas right to our cars – perfect take out service!   

Leading up to this big day, the kitchen crew did a few run through trials to make sure the final product was what everyone expected from our church.  After all the trials were over, our volunteers were ready to offer the pizzas we have been known for since those early days of our Festival.  Because of those wonderful “Ladies of the Lot”  delicious pizzas, we have a reputation to uphold.  Those  Nonnies perfected the dough, added the right amount of sauce and ingredients to serve the best pan pizza.  They would be very proud of the whole line of  volunteer/cooks who were there on Saturday, March 6th to carry on their tradition.  Many sets of hands were involved in the assembly line of pizza makers; who brought their friends and families along for this great way to promote San Antonio Church.  We appreciate all of them for making  memories for the  families who had  remembered those pizzas from  all those past San Antonio festivals.  We are very proud to have  introduced  new generations to the old world pan pizzas brought to our great country from the  small towns and villages of Southern Italy.  All of the parishioners are grateful to  those women and men and especially the eight new members of our church  who gave up their time to add another page in the history of San Antonio Church. 

Our Split the Pot was won by Lynn Sparks who  graciously donated the funds ($247.00)  to the church for Our Ring the Bell Fund.  We thank Lynn and all those who  support our fundraisers and Split the Pot Raffles.  Benedict and God Bless to all of you!

On Friday, March 19th we honor St. Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Legal Father of Jesus who is also known as the Patron of the Universal Church.  St. Joseph is invoked for  those seeking employment, daily protection,  a happy marriage and a happy death. Many prayers are said to him as Therese of Lisieux stated she did daily for protection from danger.  In Sicily and many Italian American communities St. Joseph is regarded as their Patron Saint with devotees  making  a 3 tiered Altar (to represent the Trinity) to honor him.  The special altar will be adorned with flowers, cookies and foods containing bread crumbs to represent sawdust as he was a carpenter and the patron saint of workers. To experience the Year of St. Joseph speaker series, log on to: www.RelevantRadio.com/yearofjoseph  to join in.

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