In 1955 Pope Pius XII instituted May 1 as the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
Joseph, the husband of Mary and the foster-father of Jesus, spent a lifetime laboring as a carpenter. His primary motivation for working wasn’t a quest for riches or status, but a desire to serve God and to care for his family in a loving way. Joseph never worked any miracles; he never made any important speeches; he wasn’t a public figure, but was known only as a humble carpenter (Matthew 13:55). Joseph labored in obscurity, but was nonetheless given an important part in God’s plan.
This May 1 St. Joseph gets his own movie.
Details in today’s read.