ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

MEMORIAL – MAY 1

St. Joseph the Worker is one of two major St. Joseph celebrations throughout the year (the other being March 19th). The Feast St. Joseph the Worker was instituted in 1955 in direct response to May Day celebration of Communism.  St. Joseph is the model of human work, which is sanctified when it reflects the creative act of God. Joseph would have supported the Holy Family with his work as a carpenter, and he would have taught Jesus how to be a carpenter. St. Joseph teaches that work is not something to escape, but a way to participate in one of the attributes of God, The Creator.

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