Father's Day

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Location: Nationwide

On Father's Day we celebrate the dads in our lives. Though it is generally expressed through cards and gifts, Father's Day gives us the chance to focus on how important fathers are in our families and communities. The following resources may also offer support and guidance to fathers:

  • Novena to St. Joseph — This nine-day prayer from EWTN examines St. Joseph's importance to Jesus, Mary and the Universal Church.
  • Beatitudes for Dads — This article summarizes, "The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be An Awesome Dad," by Dr. Gregory Popcak, founder of the Pastoral Solutions Institute
  • Courageous Dads — Read articles about Catholic dads who have done amazing things on this feature from Fathers for Good, a website sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
  • Checklist for Catholic Dads —  Randy Hain offers these suggestions in his book, "Journey to Heaven: A Road Map for Catholic Men": surrender; be a man of prayer; understand your true vocation; invest time; be courageous; practice detachment; and love your wives.
  • Virtual Retreat — This virtual retreat from Busted Halo helps young adults and their fathers connect with those wisdom moments and one another. You can do this retreat on your own or with your dad.
  • 10 Fathers whose Parenthood Helped them Become Saints — This article shares a variety of experiences of fatherhood along with parenting tips.