June 21, 2015

Father's Day 2015

St. Joseph the Worker, Andre Prevost, 2013 

Today is Father's Day. This post is dedicated to my father and to fathers everywhere.

St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers. As the stepfather of Jesus and the husband of Mary – it was an indescribable honor for him to bring up the Son of God. Fathers who want to live their vocation well should look to him for guidance and inspiration.

Prayer to St. Joseph 

Dear St. Joseph,
the Creator of the universe entrusted his
Only-Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,
and the Virgin Mary, the Mother of his Son,
to your loving care and watchful protection.
Your humble labor in the workshop of Nazareth,
reflected the creative work of God the Father
and his provident guidance of all things.
Intercede now for God’s Holy Church.
May we hear the word of God in faith,
respond with hopeful hearts to God’s plan for us,
and work and pray in loving communion.
Help us to make our homes into a new Nazareth,
the Church into a Holy Family,
and the world into a place of justice and
peace for the glory of God, the Father almighty,
and his only Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.

Happy Father's Day to all fathers.

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