20 Jun 2021


3rd Sunday of June

Fathers are called in a special way to reflect God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. Like God, they correct us when we sin but always pick us up when we fall.  

This Father's Day we remember and give thanks for the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families. Let us give thanks for our fathers, by birth or adoption, who love us and support us through life; our Church leaders, who take on the paternal role of guiding us through life, and God our Father, who will always teach justly and grant us boundless mercy.


  • For fathers, that they be granted strength and courage to lead their families toward a deeper love for Jesus Christ.
  • For fathers who struggle, that society might grow supportive and encouraging to them in their challenges.
  • For fathers who grieve and mourn, especially those who have lost a child before birth, that they find consolation in God’s promise of life.
  • For those who are struggling with infertility, that the Lord grant them peace as they hope for the gift of a child.
  • For the fatherless, that they be granted faithful and loving fatherly role models to help them grow in love for God our Heavenly Father.