The Archdiocese of Cebu will hold a Mass for Workers on May 1 as a tribute toPope John Paul II on the day of his beatification at the Sto. Rosario Parish Church, P. del Rosario St., at 2:00 in the afternoon.
All workers are invited and are encouraged to bring their tools which will be blessed during this mass.
May 1 is a very significant day for the faithful, especially the workers, since on thisDivine Mercy Sunday, Pope John Paul II will be beatified; and on the same day, St. Joseph the Worker’s feast and the International Workers’ Day will also be celebrated.
SUGA, an Alliance of Cebu Electric Consumers, formed as a response of lay people to the problems of electric company workers and electric consumers, lauds theArchbishop of Cebu for giving his blessing for this mass.
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, in a forum on Church’s Social Teachings on Human Labor referring to Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on labor said that, “The dignity of work depends on the dignity of the workers…”
In this light, the May 1mass will be offered for the intention that the rights of workers be respected.
The public is encouraged to join the mass, to be in solidarity with the workers, as exhorted by Pope John Paul II who said, “There is a need for solidarity movements among and with the workers. The church is firmly committed to this cause, in fidelity to Christ, and to be truly the church of the poor.”
For inquiries, please text or call the Secretariat at mobile landline # (032) 582-1085 or email to email@example.com.
Ms. Armi Cornea
Tel. No. 582-1085