I can't believe this Monday is September 1st, which means
it's Labor Day, and that means I've been here at Saint
Joseph's a month already! Time sure flies when you're
having Fun! I must say this first month has been a learning
experience. I have met new people every day and have had
new and sometimes interesting experiences as I get to
know the daily life here at Saint Joseph's.

Someone asked me last Sunday if I feel more "at home" yet
and I'd have to say I do. It's still a little strange because I
am not settled in my rooms in the Rectory. I've been living
out of boxes and bags because I've been waiting for Fr.
Marek to move out so I can move into his rooms, which
are actually the Pastor's Rooms in the Rectory. So now
that Fr. Marek will be leaving us this weekend, and we
wish him well and best of luck in his new position as
Pastor, I will be "laboring" the next few weeks to get
settled into my rooms and make the rectory my home.
This week a lot of our young people will be returning to
school. Some will just advance a grade, others maybe
going onto High School or to College. It can be a scary
time making new friends, learning new things and getting
acquainted with a new school or teacher. We can pray that
the Holy Spirit inspire these children to learn to the best of
their ability, keep them safe, and help them to have a
successful school year!

Finally this Monday is Labor Day in the United States.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Website:
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of
the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and
economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes
a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have
made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our
country. Our Patron, Saint Joseph, is the Patron Saint of
Workers under his other title - Saint Joseph the Worker.
Let us pray to him to bless all those who labor or work for
a living that the work they do will provide for their needs
and help provide economic stability to their families and
our country. Let us also pray for those who are in need of
work, that they may find gainful employment so they can
provide for their needs and those who depend on them.
Enjoy this Labor Day weekend! Be Safe! May God Bless
you all and Saint Joseph pray for us!

Father Robert