Feast day of Saint Joseph the worker
We think of all those in our community and across the land whose jobs and livelihoods are at risk at the moment.
We will pray for them at all our Masses this weekend.
Saint Joseph is held up as the patron saint of workers because he was a person of integrity and he passed on to Jesus the value of work and the dignity of labour.
We seek his intercession as we prayer -
God our Father, you bless the beauty of the land,
you give us strength in all our work.
With Saint Joseph as our guide,
help us to do our daily work
and for those who cannot find work
give then courage and uplift their spirits.
We ask this through Christ the Lord, Amen.