Students Pack 24,000 Meals For St. Joseph Day

TRUMBULL—On Tuesday, March 19, St. Joseph High School will celebrate the annual Feast of St Joseph – a day-long celebration that includes Mass, multiple community service projects, and a school-wide meal pack in partnership with Catholic Relief Services.

“St. Joseph Feast Day will begin with a school-wide Mass celebrated by Bishop Caggiano alongside our Episcopal Chaplin, Father Silva,” remarked Jessica Costa, director of marketing & enrollment. “We are excited to welcome over 200 Grandparents of our current students for Mass and a reception afterward as well.”

Directly following Mass, students will divide into five groups and rotate around the school to different stations, which include: meal-packing, Easter service projects, and a street festival lunch. In all, SJ students will pack at least 24,000 meals to be delivered to the African nation of Burkina Faso (enough food to feed 144,000 people). Students will also create 250 Easter Baskets to be delivered to organizations within Fairfield County, as well as 400 paper lilies to be delivered to the residents of St. Joseph Manor in Trumbull.

“St. Joseph Feast Day is an important tradition involving the entire school community,” remarked Mrs. Costa, “and one we look forward to each year. We thank our alumni, parents and grandparents for their support, as well as Bishop Caggiano, our Episcopal Chaplin, Father Silva and Campus Ministry Director,  Jordan Smith for planning such a special school-wide event.”

Photos of the day will be available on our Smug Mug page at

About St Joseph High School

St Joseph High School (SJHS) strives to be the premier Catholic college preparatory school in Southern Connecticut. SJHS encourages young women and men to realize their potential, helps them excel in higher education, and provides a moral foundation to guide them throughout their lives. St Joseph High School is a member of NCEA, NAIS, NEAS&C, and CAIS.

About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.  For more information, visit