Joseph, Patron of Workers
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Craftsman and builder, St Joseph,
help us to follow you in your daily tasks,
as through our work we build God’s Kingdom here on earth.
Read from the Gospel of Matthew 13:54-57
‘Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?’
We are often recognised by the work we do, but whether in work or elsewhere, let us always be recognised by our work of bringing God’s Mercy into lives of all those we meet.
Saint Joseph was a carpenter who earned an honest living to provide for his family. From him, Jesus learned the value, the dignity and the joy of what it means to eat bread that is the fruit of one’s own labour
We have discovered a new appreciation for the workers we used to take for granted. Bring these unsung heroes to Jesus and St Joseph, asking that their work and their efforts may be blessed.
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Today, how can we consciously show our appreciation to those who render us a service?