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Labor Day

September 4, 2017

Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened.

Labor Day

Pray the Scriptures for this day. Click HERE then scroll down and click on today’s date for a video reflection. Pray with the scriptures in lectio divina. These are the readings assigned to Monday of the twenty-second week in Ordinary Time, Year I of the weekday lectionary. Other readings may be substituted for Labor Day.

Send an e-card of Saint Joseph the Worker. See articles, prayers and reflections for Labor Day. Print a coloring page. For a Basque Catholic September 1 recipe, click HERE.

To reflect more fully on labor and working people, read the bedrock document of Catholic teaching on the subject, Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical, Rerum Novarum, “On Capital and Labor.”

Saint Pope John Paul II expanded on Pope Leo’s teaching in Laborem Exercens, to mark the 90th anniversary of Rerum Novarum.

Finally, click HERE for a video of Pope Francis preaching on the dignity of work.

Hymn for the day: Come, Labor On. For the lyrics, click on “Show more” under the video.



September 4, 2017
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St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

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