Father’s Day


The necessity of fathers cannot be overlooked in the Church or society. At home, fathers play a critical role as the spiritual leader of the family.

We show our gratitude for their love, protection, and guidance by praying for our fathers, whether they are alive or deceased.

We acknowledge God as our Father in Heaven, giving thanks to Him for all that He does for us. 

St. Joseph, is also honored by the Catholic Church as the adoptive father of Jesus and role model for all fathers. 

Father’s Day, a secular holiday, is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Father’s lead their families to Heaven:

Teach your children well:

In revealing and in reliving on earth the very fatherhood of God, a man is called upon to ensure the harmonious and united development of all the members of the family: he will perform this task by exercising generous responsibility for the life conceived under the heart of the mother, by a more solicitous commitment to education, a task he shares with his wife, by work which is never a cause of division in the family but promotes its unity and stability, and by means of the witness he gives of an adult Christian life which effectively introduces the children into the living experience of Christ and the Church.

Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, 22 November 1981

Dads make a difference:

Fathers play a critical role:

“So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’ But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began.

Luke 15: 20-24

A good father puts his wife and children ahead of himself:

Essential fatherhood:

God called Joseph to “take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit”, so that Jesus, “who is called Christ”, should be born of Joseph’s spouse into the messianic lineage of David.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 437

St. Joseph, model for Catholic fathers:

What it means to call God “Father”:

The spiritual fatherhood of priests:

The Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of the Catholic Church

Joy in seeing others experience joy:

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