september 2023

01sepAll Day03Oblates Make Preparations for 41st Annual Labor Day Celebration


Event Details

The Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph, located at 1880 Route 315, Laflin, is preparing for the annual Triduum and special Labor Day Mass honoring St. Joseph the Worker. A three-day preparation of Masses over the Labor Day weekend will be held Sept. 1 - 3 (Friday - Sunday) with Masses each day at 12 Noon and 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph. Devotions to St. Joseph will be offered after every Mass, especially for workers and the unemployed. A blessing with the first-class relic of St. Joseph Marello, Founder of the Oblate Order, will conclude the devotions. A special Mass is scheduled for Labor Day morning, Monday, Sept. 4th, at 11:00 a.m., honoring the Patron Saint of Workers. Bread will be blessed and distributed following the Mass to all the faithful attending as a symbol of the fruit of our labor.           Guest celebrant and preacher for this year's celebration will be Father Gustavo Lopez, O.S.J., an Oblate of St. Joseph priest ministering in the U.S.A. Province as an assistant pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Bakersfield, CA. Fr. Gustavo is a native of Whittier, CA and was ordained a priest in 2009. Besides his parochial duties, he also works in deliverance/exorcism ministry and as a prison chaplain for the Diocese of Fresno. The Triduum Masses at Noon and Labor Day morning will be broadcast live on JMJ Catholic Radio 104.5 FM. For further information, contact the main office at (570) 654-7542 or email:


september 1 (Friday) - 3 (Sunday)


Oblates of Saint Joseph Seminary – Laflin, PA

1880 Highway 315