Bishop to Celebrate Mass Honoring Workers

September 01, 2011

Bishop Francisco González, S.F., Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, will celebrate a bilingual Mass for the Blessing of Human Labor.

Saturday, September 10, 2011
5:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

The annual Mass is open to the public and is held to recognize the dignity and value of human work and to join in prayer and gratitude for our nation’s workers. Bishop González will also bestow a special blessing to the laborers and workers in attendance.

Dignity of work and the rights of workers is central to Catholic social teaching, which sees work as participation in God’s creation. The Church calls for respect of basic rights, such as the right to fair wages, productive work, private property, economic initiative and the right to organize and join unions, as necessary to protect the dignity of work.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 600,000 Catholics living in Washington, DC and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

Brie Hall
Office of Communications
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