Blessing of the Tools and Equipment in Brewer Honored St. Joseph the Worker on April 30
BREWER---First responders, a fishing boat owner, and even the driver of a work truck were among the individuals gathered outside of St. Joseph Church on Sunday afternoon, April 30, to receive blessings upon themselves and tools they use in their work (pictures below).
Fr. Joseph Osunde, OP, parochial vicar of St. Paul the Apostle Parish of which St. Joseph Church is a part, presided at the Blessing of Tools and Equipment, held the day before the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in honor of the patron saint of carpenters, craftsmen, engineers, and workers in general. Joining Fr. Joseph for the blessing was Fr. Bruce Siket, also parochial vicar of St. Paul the Apostle, Deacon Luis Sanclemente, and Deacon Mike Whalen. Anyone who uses tools, equipment, and other implements or utensils in their work were encouraged to bring a tool of their trade to the service for blessing.