St. Louis Labor Council will observe 41st annual union Labor mass and interfaith prayer service Sunday

– Labor Tribune file photo

The Greater St. Louis Labor Council and its affiliated unions will participate in the 41st Annual Robert 0. Kortkamp Union Prayer Service and Mass on Sunday, May 2, at the Shrine of St. Joseph, patron saint of the working man, at 11th and Biddle streets in downtown St. Louis.

The names of union members who passed away in the years 2019 and 2020, and members who died on the job specifically or from “work related” illness or injury during 2019-2020, will be printed in an event program and recognized with a special interfaith prayer service at 8:30 a.m. outside the church. Clergy of several faiths will be participating.

Mass will follow, starting at 9 a.m. inside the church.


Following mass the Labor Council will host brunch at Maggie O’Brien’s, 2000 Market St. in downtown St. Louis.

Tickets for the brunch are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10. Make checks payable to Union Labor Mass, and mail to St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 3301 Hollenberg Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044. RSVP by Wednesday, April 28, to reserve your place.

All profits from the brunch will be donated to the Shrine of St. Joseph to aid in restoration efforts.

Mail checks to: St. Louis Labor Council, 3301 Hollenberg Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044.


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