June 21st Message from Father Bob

Dear Parishioners and Friends Near and Far,

Please do not forget social distancing of at least 6 feet and wearing a mask for your protection and others and mine. Thank you to our ushers and all those helping with the sanitizing of our beautiful church.

A Prayer for Fathers

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives.

Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed.

This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways – both big and small – they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.

So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers passed early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families.

For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.

We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We have celebrated Easter, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi Sunday and now we enter what is traditionally called Ordinary Time. No major feasts but the message is the same, “Who we are is God’s gift to us. What we do with our lives is our gift to God.”

A little weekend humor:

While having their evening dinner together, a little girl looked up to her father and asked, “Daddy, you’re the boss in our family, right?” The father was very pleased to hear it and confidently replied, “Yes, my little princess.” The little girl then continued, “That’s because mommy put you in charge, right?”

With Him and His Mom,

Fr. Bob