St Joseph the Worker
In the first half of the 20th century, communism had gained support from many leaders around the world, and entire nations had succumbed to its ideas. In 1937, Pope Pius XI realized the serious threat that communism posed to the common good and called upon St Joseph to protect the Church from the many errors of communism. He wrote:
“We place the vast campaign of the Church against world communism under the standard of St Joseph, her mighty protector.”
Pope Pius XII turned to St Joseph and denounced the falsehoods of communism by elevating the dignity of workers in a very specific way. On 1 May 1955, Pope Pius XII declared May 1 to be the liturgical feast of St Joseph the Worker. He wrote: “the humble workman of Nazereth not only personifies before God and the Church the dignity of the man who works with his hands, but is always the provident guardian of you and your families.”
St Joseph is, indeed, a light in the darkness and Model of Workmen. He brings to light the malice of the enemies of the family. He brings light into the darkness of erroneous movements that seek to strip people of their human dignity and eliminate God from the minds and hearts of families and nations. Whether he is confronting communism, socialism, fascism, or any other kind of political ideology, St Joseph is the protector of human dignity. He is the Terror of Demons!
THE WILD GOOSE (In person or online)
This ministry is in progress (14 weeks of presentation and sharing) at 7pm on Wednesdays in the Hall. Attend in person or alternatively you can join online via Zoom. All Zoom participants must register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs9kWogPfb_FLBFJPr15EEtFgvkov-J71U9kO6uGAxI3g3Fw/viewform?usp=sf_link or contact: Rev Gerald Rodrigues 083 659 3392. It is not too late to join.
Via Lucis or The Way of Light celebrates the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost. We invite you to celebrate every Saturday during the Easter Season at 17h00 in the church. The 17h30 mass will follow the Via Lucis Booklet for 1 May 2021
There are numerous lectures, courses and masses that you can access online. Some of them are listed, with links, on this page.
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