Wisdom rendered to the just the wages of their labours. St. Paul teaches that all work must be done in the ...Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Epistle). Work done for the right reasons is pleasing to God.
The Alleluia reminds us that St. Joseph is our protector in all walks of life and will obtain for us grace to lead an innocent life. The Gospel reminds us that Jesus did manual labour and was thought to be the carpenter’s son. Thus, we should ask God to direct...the work of our hands (Offertory) and intercede with St. Joseph to make up what is wanting in our works that they may be pleasing to God bound together by charity, which is the bond of perfection (Gospel).
Mass of V Sunday After Easter is commemorated in the Mass.
With so many tribulations besieging the Holy Church, to whom can we better turn to intercede than St. Joseph?
Pope Pius XII introduced the I class Feast of St. Joseph, Workman, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to counter the Communist secular holy day of May Day.
St. Joseph is the Patron of the Universal Church, and we can flee to him in our difficulties for he can, as a true foster Father to ourselves, find a way when there is no way.