This year celebrate your Father’s Day with a little Catholic pizzazz…
1. PRAY with and for him
- Give Dad a bouquet of white lilies, the symbol of Saint Joseph, protector of the family together with a spiritual bouquet (collection of all the prayers you have prayed or will pray for him)
- Gather as a family and pray a prayer to Saint Joseph for Dad and his intentions
- Have a Mass offered for Dad and attend it together as a family
2. Make a Catholic Moments Pilgrimage
Visit important places in Dad’s life as a Catholic and a Dad either through a photo slideshow or by really going to the various places – examples of places to “visit”: where he received Baptism, 1st Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, house where he lived growing up, schools he attending, place he met Mom, first place Mom and Dad lived when newly married, etc. Ask Dad to share a story / memory at each place and pray a prayer for him at each place.
3. Make a Love of the Father Video / Photo Montage
Take the time to tell your Dad how you see him making the love of God the Father visible and/or felt. Use your cell phone to take pictures or short videos that express all the reasons you (and your siblings – if you have them, or your children if you are Mom) are grateful for Dad and for all that he does.
4. Make a Catholic Dad Calendar
Make a daily or monthly calendar with personal photos and scriptural or Saint quotes as well as memories of good times together, your thoughts about his good points/virtues, etc.
5. Give him a retreat! Better yet go with him on retreat!
Send him on a Men’s Retreat (click here for an option)…a great way to give him time away to be renewed in his faith and strengthened as a Catholic Dad.
If you have a Catholic Dad, no matter what you do for Father’s Day, remember to thank him for the gift of faith!
Happy Father’s Day!