Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day has become the unofficial last day of summer; the last extended weekend for families to get together before Thanksgiving. And in our commercial world, it has also become a big weekend for store sales.  But Labor Day has its roots in a far more noble cause. Labor Day marks the creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American workers. It is a yearly tribute to the contributions of the many individuals who have made our country strong and prosperous.

Read the United States Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement and watch this short video for more background on the holiday.