Bulletin Feast Day Tips

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Bulletin - March 7

Feast Day Tip - Samaritan Day

On the fourth Friday of Lent, March 12, in Oaxaca City, the people of Oaxaca hand out agua frescas, or flavored water, and ice cream in celebration of the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well. The most popular agua fresca flavors are horchata (based on rice and taste like rice pudding) and jamaica (made with red hibiscus flowers). Celebrating in your home might be a small celebration compared to Oaxaca but a refreshing drink with your family might make Dia de la Samaritana a special part of your Lent.

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Bulletin – March 14

Feast Day Tip - Feast of St. Joseph

The feast of St. Joseph, March 19, is a well celebrated feast in Italy. It beautifully blends the celebratory feeling of a feast with the spirit of Lent. A meatless dish like pasta con sarde is served. On a St. Joseph’s Table, an image of St. Joseph is placed and surrounded with flowers. Food, especially bread, (no meat or dairy) is then put on the table to share with guests, loved ones, and the poor.

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Bulletin – March 21

Feast Day Tip - The Annunciation

On March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, it is time for waffles. This Swedish tradition stems from the words Vaffelsdagen (Waffle Day) and Vårfrudagen (Our Lady's Day) being so similar. (In Germany, Maundy Thursday became known as Green Thursday the same way.) In addition to waffles, Marian feasts are always celebrated with fresh fruit. Whether you include fruit as a side or a topping, you’ll be creating a delicious and traditional meal.

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Bulletin – March 28

Feast Day Tip - Good Friday

These days hot cross buns are often associated with Easter. However, they are traditionally made on Good Friday. This tradition was so important that English families would allow one bun to go stall so that crumbs could be grinded into the food of anyone who became ill during the year.

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Bulletin – April 4

Feast Day Tip - Easter Monday

In France, Easter Monday is traditionally observed with an omelet breakfast. This custom most likely comes from past fasting requirements that included eggs. In Bessières, a giant omelet is made with 15,000 eggs. Remember that it is still Easter all week. Find ways to celebrate.

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Bulletin – April 11

Feast Day Tip - Divine Mercy Sunday

The promises Jesus offered for Divine Mercy Sunday and the indulgence offered by the Church make today a beautiful end to the Easter Octave. But Divine Mercy Sunday is also a good day to reflect on the other promises Jesus offered to St. Faustina. One promise that holds some particular significance is His promise to "preserve the cities and homes in which this picture [the Divine Mercy image] shall be found.” Because Jesus specifically asked for this image to be painted, particular trust should be giving to His promise to anyone who displays it.

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Bulletin – April 18

Feast Day Tip - Feast of St. George

On Friday the 23rd, we celebrate the feast of St. George. Nowhere is St. George more celebrated than in England. During the height of this feast’s popularity, dishes like roast beef would have been common. However, because it is celebrated on a Friday this year, fish and chips would make a delicious substitute.

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Bulletin – April 25

Feast Day Tip - Feast of St. Mark

Today is the feast of St. Mark. Legend has it that on the feast of St. Mark, Pope St. Gregory the Great, became overwhelmed with a craving for cherries. A servant wandering through the garden was visited by St. Mark who blessed one cherry tree to produce early. The cherries were taken to St. Gregory and the tradition of popes enjoying a bowl of cherries on the feast of St. Mark continues today. It isn’t uncommon for the faithful to celebrate with a dessert like cherry pie or cherry strudel.

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Bulletin – May 2

Feast Day Tip - Month of Mary 

Looking for outdoor activities? Spend the month of Mary starting and tending to a Mary garden. The tradition goes back to the Middle Ages when the religious planted gardens and gave the flowers names related to Mary to help teach the faith. A Mary garden will be much like any other flower garden, though a statue of Mary will be the focal point. The flowers you choose to plant should have some relation to Mary. For example, roses are a popular choice. Other flowers to include might be lilies of the valley (Mary’s tears), marigolds (Mary’s gold), lavender (Mary’s drying plant), and daisies (Mary’s star.)

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Bulletin – May 9

Feast Day Tip - Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Though there aren’t any specific dishes to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, a Portuguese dish that is popular in spring and summer is piri piri chicken. Simply season a whole chicken with piri piri seasoning and grill. Butterfly the chicken to make grilling easier. If you haven’t seen the movie Fatima that came out last year, make the feast a movie night.

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Bulletin – May 16

Feast Day Tip - Feast of St. Rita

Once when St. Rita was ill, she requested figs. However, it was the middle of winter and that seemed impossible. However, two figs were found on a nearby tree. St. Rita has become so associated with figs that one variety is even named the St. Rita fig. A simple snack containing figs is a pleasant way to celebrate the feast of St. Rita.

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Bulletin – May 23

Feast Day Tip - Pentecost Sunday

Have you ever had gooseberry pudding? In England, that is a traditional dessert for Pentecost Sunday. However, if you think it might be difficult coming up with gooseberry pudding today, cheesecakes are also popular, particularly any cheesecake topped with strawberry topping. And if you want to make your dinner extra special, set the table with a white tablecloth and sprinkle red rose petals over it.

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Bulletin – May 30

Feast Day Tip - Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary

Some feasts, as important as they are, aren’t necessarily associated with any known traditions. However, Marian feast days always be celebrated with fruit or fruit desert. On Monday, the Visitation, you can celebrate this Marian feast with any summery fruit desert you like. Is it time for cherry pie, blueberry cobbler, or strawberry cheesecake?

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