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St. Joseph Patron of Workers

St. Joseph Patron of Workers by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS

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I have always had great affection for St. Joseph.

We need his gentle strength more than ever in these challenging and anxious days in our church, nation, and world.
—Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS

Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker. Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Amen.

His feast day is May 1.

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Prayer to St Joseph for workers and those seeking employment

Silent and well-known carpenter in Nazareth, model of workers, by the work of your hands you gave your contribution to the work of the Creator, you earned your living, and you provided for the needs of the Holy Family. Intercede for all workers, in the difficulties of their daily lives especially for the unemployed, in their anxieties for tomorrow, so that through the guidance of God, the great Architect and Builder, they all may use their strength and talents to make visible God’s new creation, to offer a concrete service to society, and to earn wages worthy of their efforts. With confidence and trust we make this prayer thru Jesus. Amen.