The Armchair Liturgist: Labor Day

I know we’ve talked about this before, but how would you handle Monday’s holiday liturgically? How much mention in the homily, the prayers, or the concluding song? What do you do on Labor Day itself? Or do you just celebrate on the feast of Joseph the Worker and be done with it on May 1st?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to The Armchair Liturgist: Labor Day

  1. sacerdos says:

    There are prayers in the Missal for various (generic) civic holidays. I think, unless of course, there is some other feast which trumps it, it would be entirely appropriate to use them.

    As far as the homily goes,
    I suppose we could ask the following, in the same vein: Does one speak about sacrifice on Memorial Day? Does one speak of the responsible use of freedom on Independence Day? Does one speak of Giving Thanks on … Thanksgiving Day? Yes! I would say it would be entirely appropriate to speak of the dignity of work on Labor Day.

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