While not a liturgical observance, Father’s Day is an appropriate time to recall the essential role of fathers in the life of the family and in building a culture of life. It is also an opportunity to highlight spiritual fatherhood, which all men are called to embrace.
Simple steps, sample intercessions, homily notes, and an activity are provided to help your parish celebrate and pray for the fathers in your community, whether you are able to gather in person or are socially distancing.
Please feel free to adapt the following resources to fit the needs of your specific parish or ministry. The guide is available in English and Spanish.
Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.
Pledge to prayerfully support pregnant women in your community.
Use these bulletin inserts and graphics in whatever way is helpful to you — share directly in your bulletin or newsletter, post on your website, or print copies of the flyers for distribution elsewhere, like RCIA.
Looking for more? Word of Life is a monthly parish Respect Life resource containing intercessions, bulletin quotes, graphics, and a special feature section highlighting relevant, upcoming resources.