Labor Day Picnic
Our local community gathered this evening to celebrate Labor Day with a picnic meal. On the right, Brother Gene, our Guardian, and Roger Lopez pick up some food (and do a little posing for the camera). On the left, Brothers Scott and Gabriel and Clifford Hennings seem intent on listening to someone during the meal. Lower left, Fr. Carl gives a wary look while Dan Helfrich is in the foreground with his "A&W" in hand.
Our day began with a celebration of the Eucharist in which Fr. Kenan reminded us that today is a time for us Catholics to reflect on the teachings of our Church with regard to many social issues related to human work. Our Church has a rich tradition of documents and policy supporting the dignity of human labor as a participation in the redemptive work of Jesus. Father challenged us to reflect on the Church's teaching today as we relax and celebrate the National Holiday. On the right is Roger Lopez, Fr. Dan Kroger, the CEO of Saint Anthony Messenger Press, and Josh van Cleef. Fr. Dan spent most of his years of ministry in the Philippines.