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St. Joseph the Worker Mass

Monday, 01 May, 2017

Join the Saint Louis University community and celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker on Monday, May 1, with a noon Mass in the chapel of St. Francis Xavier College Church.

According to Catholic tradition, Joseph is the carpenter and foster father of Jesus, and an example of the holiness of human labor. Joseph is also honored as patron of the universal church. Pope Pius XII established May 1 as the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker to counter the Communists’ May Day celebration for workers.

The Mass is a celebration of the dignity of work and the contribution each member of the University community makes in living the mission. All are welcome. A brown bag lunch in the College Church Ballroom will follow Mass. Dough Boy pretzels and drinks will be provided.

Sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity, the Mass will be celebrated by Chris Collins, S.J., assistant to the president for mission and identity.