St. Joseph the Worker candle service (with free options) begins tonight

Have vigil lights set and worked on my St. Joseph altar in a nine-day community altar work service beginning on Saturday, May 1st, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn’t say “sold out.”

I will begin a nine-day novena and chaplet recitation to St. Joseph on this same day, focused on petitioning his intercession for the unemployed, the underemployed, those whose income is unreliable or unpredictable, and those struggling to find dignity in their work. Your petition/intention will be included daily in my novena and chaplet work.

You do not have to book a spot in the vigil service in order to have your name and petition included in my 9 days of novena and chaplet prayers. You can simply submit your name and petition via the intake form and in place of the service/order #, type “joseph novena prayers only.” There is no cost for this option (though if you’d like to, you can make an optional donation in any amount you wish).

St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, foster parents, carpenters, craftsmen, travelers, immigrants, and families and workers in general. He has two feast days in the Western Catholic calendar, and this one focuses specifically on his patronage of workers. 

Please note that community altar work services do not come with individual readings/reports, though I will post at least one photo of the work to the Discord “forum” for clients, which you’ll receive an invitation to after you book your vigil service spot.


  • Vigil light setting service – Have a fixed, dressed, blessed vigil light candle set with your petition/intention along with other community members’ candles to burn for the entirety of the nine-day novena (and since commercial vigil candles these days generally burn for about five days, this service will involve two candles per petition/intention so lights are burning continuously for nine days). I need the date of birth and full name of the person who the light is being set for along with a one- or two-sentence petition or intention.
  • Prayers only – If you can’t book a vigil light service but want your petition/intention included in my novena and chaplet prayers, you can simply submit your name, DOB, and petition using the intake form but typing “joseph novena prayers only” in the box for the service/order #. There is zero cost for this option. You will not do anything from the listing page except click the link to the intake form, since you aren’t checking out to book a service.
  • Donation – If you’d like to make a donation to help offset the cost of pro bono and reduced rate services that I provide for folks experiencing income instability and career challenges during this COVID mess, you can do so here. (Offsite PayPal link)


After you check out, fill out the intake form giving your order #, petition, the names of any people involved, and any photos you want me to use in setting your lights.

Once I’ve got everything set up, you’ll receive an invitation to my client Discord server via email if you’ve booked a vigil light setting.

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