Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph the Worker, Feast of

May 1
A public holiday in Malta, celebrated with festivities throughout the country. In Valletta, a highlight of the mass conducted by the archbishop in St. John's Cathedral is the blessing of the tools and products of laborers and craftsmen.
St. Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary, was a carpenter who taught Jesus his craft. He is the patron saint of workers, laborers, carpenters, cabinetmakers, and joiners. In 1955, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1 as a counter-celebration to the Communists' May Day celebrations honoring workers.
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This was the message conveyed by San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza as Filipinos marked Labor Day and the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on Wednesday.
The Feast of St. Joseph the Worker was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955, to coincide with the observance of International Labor Day or May Day, which was instituted in 1889 in recognition of the basic rights of workers.
As a concrete example, I have chosen the theme of work as worship within Genesis 1-3, and as read in light of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. I begin with a discussion of the liturgical content and structure of Genesis 1-3.
(50) The Holy Father goes so far as to write that "a faith-filled understanding of sacred Scripture must always refer back to the liturgy, in which the word of God is celebrated as a timely and living word." (51) It is in this context that we turn to a concrete example in the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
"Today [March 19] is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It's a day when we remember and pray to St.
Moncton--On the feast of St. Joseph the Worker (May 1) the four New Brunswick bishops, headed by Archbishop Ernest Leger of Moncton, issued a pastoral message for the Jubilee year.
Feast of St. Joseph the Worker (Pinterest / MANILA BULLETIN)
Tomorrow is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. We honor all workers who go out and toil every day, braving many obstacles and dangers just to earn a living.
The Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1 which is also Labor Day.

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