This weekend we pause to honor our Father’s and those who were Father’s to us. The following “Blessing for Father’s Day” was received from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
God our Father,
In your wisdom and love you have created us and called us your own.
Bless these men,
That they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
In moments of joy, rejoice with them.
In times of struggle, give them your courage and perseverance.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
May honor and appreciate them always
With a spirit of profound respect.
May the example and prayer of Saint Joseph inspire them
To live their vocation with courage.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Fr. Peter Weiss, S.S.J.
PRAYER FOR FAMILIES
We bless your name, O Lord,
For sending your own incarnate Son,
To become part of a family,
So that, as he lived its life,
He would experience its worries and its joys.
We ask you Lord,
To protect and watch over this family,
So that in the strength of your grace
It members may enjoy prosperity,
Possess the priceless gift of your peace,
And, as the Church alive in the home,
Bear witness in this world to your glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.