Diocese of Buffalo

Office of Communications


September 6, 2021



Labor Day Statement of Bishop Michael W. Fisher on the Dignity of Work



“Let us together honor the talents and commitment of all who sustain our communities by giving of themselves and providing for the well-being and needs of others. We celebrate the inherent dignity of labor which itself is a participation in God’s work of creation and which serves to build up the human family. 


“We pray especially for those who have been displaced from the workforce as a result of the ongoing pandemic, that God will ease their anxiety and enable them to find new and meaningful ways to provide for themselves and those who depend on them.


“May St. Joseph – patron of workers – inspire employers large and small to respect and promote the dignity of their employees, end unfair disparities in pay and opportunity and to always regard profit as but a means to achieving the greater good.”