Show Notes for Friday, 5/1/2020

Happy feast of St. Joseph the Worker! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Emily Jaminet from the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network to look at how to make a good spiritual communion. Other guests include Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo with a preview of the Sunday Mass readings, Deacon Steven Greydanus on the portrayal of the Sacrament of Confession in film over the years, and Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., on re-opening the “sacramental economy.” Plus news, weather, COVID-19 updates, and more…

Emily Jaminet is online at

Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo is online at

Fr. Thomas Joseph White's article on the "sacramental economy" is up at First Things.

Deacon Steven Greydanus is online at

Benj Klare is online at

Ken Craycraft is online at

Bobby Schindler is online at

Kari Beckman is online at

Joseph Pearce, author of Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know.

Catherine Fishlock is online at

Donna Marie Cooper-O'Boyle, author of Reclaiming Sundays.

Fr. Donald Calloway, author of Consecration to St. Joseph

Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker

Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker.

Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all.

Grant me to look upon work with the eyes of faith, so that I shall recognize in it my share in God’s own creative activity and in Christ’s work of our redemption, and so take pride in it.

When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it. And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God, in reparation for my sins and the sins of the world. Amen.