MANILA, April 16, 2013— Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will be holding a Mass at the Quiapo Church for the country’s workers on Labor Day, May 1.
Several priests and bishops are expected to concelebrate with Tagle “to pay tribute to the workers’ invaluable contribution to our society.”
Various labor groups are also expected to grace the occasion organized by the Church People Workers Solidarity (CWS), National Clergy Discernment Group and Promotion of Church People’s Response.
After the Mass, an ecumenical gathering and solidarity lunch with the workers will be held at the Plaza Miranda, outside the church.
On April 19, the CWS will also hold a forum on labor issues at the Sto. Domingo Parish Church’s Multipurpose Hall in Quezon City.
With the theme “The Hopes and Dreams of the Workers”, the forum hopes “to rekindle the fire, unity and shared aims among church people and workers of a better society where there is fullness of life and equal dignity of all people.” (CBCPNews)