Week of June 15, 2014


Below is a blessing prayer for Father’s Day taken from Prayers for the Domestic Church by Fr. Edward Hays.

Blessed are you, Lord and Father of All Life, who has given to us the gift of our father.

Today, we honor him, and we thank You for the numerous good things that are ours because of him.

His love for us has been a sign of Your Divine Affection

and a sharing in Your Holy Love.

His continuous concern for our needs and welfare

is a mirror of Your Holy Providence.

And so, as we honor him,

we praise You, the father of All Peoples.


Bless him this day

with Your Strength and Holy Power

that he may continue to be a Sign of You, our God,

and a Priestly Parent to our family.

May we who have the honor of bearing his family name

do so with great pride.

May we, the members of his family,

assist him in his holy duties as a parent

with our obedience,

our respect,

and our deep affection.


Bless him, Lord,

with happiness and good health,

with peace and with good fortune,

So that he who shared of his very life

that we might live,

may live forever with You,

his God and Heavenly Father.


(To the father)


may you, on this Father’s Day,

be blessed by God

and by our love for you.



Happy Father’s Day!


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