We celebrate the gift of fatherhood

Dad lifting daughter up in the airHAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

This Sunday, we celebrate the gift of fatherhood and thank God for the men who have been father figures in our lives. We remember the fathers and grandfathers who are no longer here with us; we give thanks for our spiritual fathers, including priests and godfathers, who have helped us to grow in faith and love. We mourn with fathers who have lost children through tragedy, miscarriage, or abortion; we pray for all birth fathers, foster fathers, and adoptive fathers, and remember all men who long to be a father one day.

Dad snuggles newborn baby

It isn’t an easy task to be a father in today’s society, so we must continuously pray for all men to be courageous witnesses of the Heavenly Father’s love to the world. Thank you, dads, for your example of holiness and sacrifice.

Lord, bless all fathers. Grant them strength, compassion, generosity, courage, and unwavering faith. Guide them along your path, Lord, as they guide their families toward you. Amen.

With prayers and best wishes for a blessed Father’s Day,
Your Relevant Radio® family


P.S. Are you looking for a last-minute gift for the fathers in your life? Consider making a donation to Relevant Radio in his honor! Once you make your gift, print this certificate for your dad to tell him about your gift and remind him that we are praying for him!

Lindsey is a wife, mother, and contributing author at Relevant Radio. She holds a degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lindsey enjoys writing, baking, and liturgical living with her young family.