Saturday, May 1, 2010
Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker today, honoring millions of Filipino workers this Saturday, Labor Day, marking the solemnity of St. Joseph the Worker (San Jose Obrero), the patron saint of laborers, as a tribute to millions of Filipino workers here and abroad.
Prayer: God My Father, the Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker was instituted to draw attention to the dignity of labor, and to remind us of the spirituality of our jobs. I give the workers of my family and circle of friends-and their jobs-to Saint Joseph's intercession, and I especially ask for his prayers in the protection and guidance of husbands and fathers. Help us to view these men-and all workers-with the same appreciation as You have, O Lord. Teach us to prioritize our jobs rightly, for the sake of loving our families, and lead the unemployed to work that is right for them. Saint Joseph, pray for us. Amen.