St. Joseph the Worker Candle Service & Novena - Pay What You Can Options (May 1 - May 9)
Have vigil lights set and worked on my St. Joseph altar in a nine-day community altar work service beginning on Monday, May 1st, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn't say "sold out."
I will begin a nine-day novena and chaplet recitation to St. Joseph on this same day, focused on petitioning his intercession for the unemployed, the underemployed, those whose income is or could become unreliable or unpredictable, and those struggling to find dignity in their work. Your petition/intention will be included daily in my novena and chaplet work.
St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, foster parents, carpenters, craftsmen, travelers, immigrants, and families and workers in general.
St. Joseph's intercession is sought to help with all kinds of matters relating to home, family, and jobs/business. He can be called upon to help you sell your house, help you remodel, and to help carpenters and others who work with their hands.
He's particularly known for going to bat for fathers, though he absolutely is an ally for mothers as well (and speaking as someone who was a single mother with sole custody for 18 years who never received a cent of child support, if you're wearing all the parenting hats at once, St. Joseph is definitely your friend - he will help any parent, foster parent, or caregiver who is working to provide for children).
He's also the patron saint of travelers, immigrants, workers, and families, and he's called on to ensure a happy death.
He has two feast days in the Western Catholic calendar, and this one focuses specifically on his patronage of workers.
Please note that community altar work services do not come with individual readings/reports, though I will post at least one photo of the work to the Discord "forum" for clients, which you'll receive an invitation to after you book your vigil service spot.
- Vigil light setting service - Have a fixed, dressed, blessed vigil light candle set with your petition/intention along with other community members' candles to burn for the entirety of the nine-day novena (and since commercial vigil candles these days generally burn for about five days, this service will involve two candles per petition/intention so lights are burning continuously for nine days). I need the date of birth and full name of the person who the light is being set for along with a one- or two-sentence petition or intention.
- Votive lights - Votive lights will be set daily during my performance of the novena and prayers. They typically burn for a couple of hours.
- Single votive - I'll set a votive for your petition for the first day you book, but will continue to include your name and petition in my daily prayers for the duration of the service.
- Donation - If you'd like to make a donation to help offset the cost of pro bono and reduced rate services that I provide for folks experiencing income instability and career challenges, you can do so here. (Offsite PayPal link)
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