Genesis 1:26-2:3 or Colossians 3:14-15, 17, 23-24; Psalm 89; Matthew 13:54-58

Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. The basic theme in our readings today is work. In the first reading God’s work was recounted in the creation of man and woman. In the second reading, St. Paul calls us to be diligent and dedicated in our work. The Psalm is one of prayer; asking that the Lord should give success to the work of human hands. May the Lord grant success to the work of our hands.
In the gospel, we see Jesus in his home town of Nazareth. He preached to them; but they rejected him because they knew his background! Today there are those who will not appreciate you because they know your background. Africans don’t appreciate what is theirs! Whoever knew we could make our own face mask. The recent discoveries of COVID 19 Antiviral drugs in Africa are begging for acceptance. Value what you have. May God bless and reward these recent efforts. May our workers enjoy the fruits of their labour. St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us. Happy Workers day! Happy New Month!

May Devotion begins today

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He was ordained October 20th, 2018. He offers his daily homilies, talks and articles that bother on, faith, theology, morals and many other burning issues in religion and politics. Fr. Daniel writes poems, inspirational quotes and clips.

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