In Matthew 13:55, the people of Nazareth ask about Jesus, “Is he not the carpenter’s son?” Jesus’ neighbors knew him in relation to St. Joseph, a “righteous man” (Matthew 1:19) and skilled worker. The Church recognizes this special relationship by celebrating the annual feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1.
At Young Catholic Professionals, our mission calls upon the intercession of St. Joseph the Worker, the simple, righteous carpenter who lovingly taught Jesus his own trade and shows us the dignity of work through his quiet example. St. Joseph, who never speaks in Scripture but who nonetheless receives and acts on visions given to him by an angel, also reminds us of the importance of stillness, reflection, and prayer.
Every week, we gather to ask for his intercession as we build not just our careers but our lives after his example. Join us by phone for a few minutes of prayer to St. Joseph every Wednesday at 12pm U.S. Central Time.
Our biggest joy is to tell you the truth that you’re not alone and that you don’t have to drift with the world. You can seek personal and professional growth while fostering your Catholic identity, building meaningful connections, and acting on your convictions. It’s time to take the plunge and start your journey!