COVID has shined a harsh light on worker health and safety in the United States: nurses, supermarket clerks, warehouse workers and bus drivers who continue to work through the pandemic continue to face infection, illness and death as they labor to meet the needs of the rest of us. But even in a good year, nearly five thousand American workers are killed on the job, and a much larger number are sickened or injured by exposure to dangerous worksite conditions. That’s why the labor movement marks April 28 each year as Workers’ Memorial Day.
The Catholic Labor Network will honor the day by live-streaming a memorial mass for fallen workers 3pm ET on April 28, and YOU are invited. Fr. Sinclair Oubre (Seafarers Union) will be our celebrant; Fr. Clete Kiley (UNITE HERE) will offer the homily.
If you would like to join us for the Mass, CLICK HERE to register.
Whether you are able to attend or not, we invite you to submit the names of friends, relatives, co-workers and others who have died on the job or from work-related illnesses, so they can be remembered in this votive mass. Send the names of those you would like remembered to firstname.lastname@example.org.