St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us!

SOD-0501-SaintJosephtheWorker-790x480 (1)Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker.  This feast was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1955 as a way to both foster a deep devotion to St. Joseph among Catholics and as a response to the Communist-sponsored May Day celebrations.  St. Joseph is a model of the rights and dignity of work and family life.

To learn more about St. Joseph and this feast, please visit the Franciscan Media website:  https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-joseph-the-worker/ 

Prayer to St Joseph for workers and those seeking employment……
Silent and well-known carpenter in Nazareth, model of workers, by the work of your hands you gave your contribution to the work of the Creator, you earned your living, and you provided for the needs of the Holy Family. Intercede for all workers, in the difficulties of their daily lives especially for the unemployed, in their anxieties for tomorrow, so that through the guidance of God, the great Architect and Builder, they all may use their strength and talents to make visible God’s new creation, to offer a concrete service to society, and to earn wages worthy of their efforts. With confidence and trust we make this prayer through Jesus. Amen (Source:  http://www.cdow.org/StJosephTheWorker.pdf)