The St Joseph Association of Salisbury will celebrate the 48th anniversary of the Festa di San Giuseppe at the St Joseph Italian Community Centre on Sunday March 15.
The free event will this year play host to Michael Barbaro, an Australian born singer of Italian heritage who has sung all over the world, as well as local artists and a children’s concert with Olaf from Frozen. Italian food specialties will include Zeppole, Trippa, Mastazzoli biscuits and gelati.
The festival begins at 10.30am with a Mass celebrating St Joseph followed by a procession to the Italian Community Centre with a statue of St Joseph that was designed and donated to the Salisbury Catholic parish by southern Italian migrants from Reggio Calabria in 1972.
“In Christian society St Joseph is the patron saint and protector of the Universal Church as well as the patron saint of workers, unborn children, fathers, travellers, immigrants and a happy death (those in palliative care),” said Rocco Carpentieri.
“In 2019 I was given the great honour of being elected president of the St Joseph’s Association and I hope to continue the great work of my predecessors by continuing to grow our organisation to be one of the biggest and best of its kind in Adelaide.
“This year we are expecting a huge turnout for the festa.”
The St Joseph Italian Community Centre is located at 304 Waterloo Corner Rd, Paralowie.
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