Dear Friends,

As we mark Labor Day this Monday, September 2, we remember the contributions that generations of workers have made to the development and progress of life both within the United States and around the world. While the unemployment rate has been dropping in recent years, we know all too well how fickle the economy can be and that a recession can come at any time, placing jobs at risk. As we mark Labor Day, we pray for all who work to support them- selves and their families, that God will bless their ef- forts and bless the business world so that there can be a proper balance between profits and the welfare of employees. We ask God to bless our economy and the world economy at large so that as many as possible may find enriching and meaningful work.

The daily Mass on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, is at 9:00 AM at both churches. There will be no 7:00 AM Mass at St. Mary on Monday. We wish all who may be traveling for the holiday week- end a safe journey.

School has once again begun and students of all ages, from pre􏰀school to graduate school, are hard at work with their studies. We ask God’s blessings on all teachers and their students, with particular prayers for the teachers, administration, and students of our own St. Mary School. May this new academic year of 2019 - 2020 be one filled with successes and achievements.

For those who may be interested, the address for Sean Yates, the seminarian who spent this summer with us, is as follows:

Mr. Sean Yates

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

2701 Chicago Boulevard

Detroit, Michigan 48206.

Have a good week!