Blessing of the altar

Advocate staff photo by Darlene Denstorff -- Blessing of the altar -- Deacon 'Sam' Sammartino, with St. Mark Catholic Church, blesses a basket of 'lucky beans' during Monday's St. Joseph Altar service at Gonzales Healthcare Center. The event was organized by Nell Bercegeay, right. Bercegeay said the meatless altar was made possible thanks to donations from employees, residents and their families and local businesses. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by Darlene Denstorff -- Blessing of the altar -- Deacon 'Sam' Sammartino, with St. Mark Catholic Church, blesses a basket of 'lucky beans' during Monday's St. Joseph Altar service at Gonzales Healthcare Center. The event was organized by Nell Bercegeay, right. Bercegeay said the meatless altar was made possible thanks to donations from employees, residents and their families and local businesses.

Deacon ‘Sam’ Sammartino, with St. Mark Catholic Church, blessed a basket of ‘lucky beans’ during Monday’s St. Joseph Altar service at Gonzales Healthcare Center. The event was organized by Nell Bercegeay. Bercegeay said the meatless altar was made possible thanks to donations from employees, residents and their families and local businesses.