LLABOR DAY Lectionary #907-911
The American Labor Day was founded in the wake of a strike against the Pullman Company by its employees and the harsh ending of the strike by President Grover Cleveland. 1894 was an election year. President Cleveland seized the chance at conciliation offered by Congressional legislation establishing a day to honor labor, especially labor unions, and Labor Day was born. Cleveland was not re-elected. The Lectionary and the Roman Missal provide texts for a Mass “for the Blessing (or Sanctification) of Human Labor.” We suggest, when the use of such texts is not impeded by other celebrations, that parishes use these texts on Labor Day.

Suggested Psalm of the Day: Ps (89) 90

In Every Age SS 567
In Every Age (Englert/Gelineau) WOR 48/W3 48
In Every Age (Guimont) G 77/GC 83
In Every Age (Peloquin/Gelineau) WOR4 67
In Every Age, ant. III “Lord, Give Success” (Proulx/Murray, Gelineau) RS 120
In Every Age (Smith) GP 228/JS 66/MI-BB 792
In Every Age (Whitaker) SPS 317
SeƱor, Tu Has Sido Nuestro Refugio FYC 230

Songs for the Liturgy

All Who Labor, Come to Me SS 208
All Who Love and Serve Your City CH 467/WOR 621/W3 621
Called to Labor in God’s Vineyard WOR4 772
Earth and All Stars WOR 517/W3 517
For the Fruits of This Creation JS 418/MI-BB 427/OIF 893/RS 704/SS 917/WC 988/WOR 562/W3 562/WOR4 857/WS 818
God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens CH 604/OIF 610/RS 819/WC 741/WOR 648/W3 648
God, Whose Farm Is All Creation CH 629/WOR 683/W3 683/WOR4 859
I Will Not Die G 467/GC 657/GP 716/JS 552
In the Midst of Work or Pain CH 522
Jesus, Our Divine Companion OIF 870/WC 967/WOR4 800
Lord of All Hopefulness CH 524/GC 578/GC2 560/GP 622/JS 415/MI-BB 400/OIF 726/RS 713/SS 919/WC 836/WOR 568/W3 568/WOR4 686/WS 702
Moved by the Gospel, Let Us Move G 491/GC 685/RS 801/SS 977
Not Alone Where Silent Woodlands RS 784
Precious Lord, Take My Hand G 637/GC 874/GC2 847/GP 478/JS 572/LMGM 162/MI-BB 698/OIF 788/RS 754/WC 888/WOR 980/WS 747
Psalm 128: Blest Are Those Who Love, ant. II “May the Lord Bless Us” (Haugen) G 111/GC 125/GC2 70/RS 173/WC 471/WOR4 101
Psalm 128: May the Lord Bless and Protect (Murray/Gelineau) RS 172
Psalm 128: May the Lord Bless Us SS 606
Psalm 128: O Blessed Are Those (Inwood) GP 273/MI-BB 820
Psalm 128: Que Dios Nos Bendiga (Grajeda) GP 274
Strength for the Journey OIF 712/WC 811/WS 692
Those Who Love and Those Who Labor CH 481/RS 805/WOR 632/W3 632
Where We’ll Never Grow Old LMGM 145