Father’s Day –
It is Father’s Day on Sunday. Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Father’s Day is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. These can range from a simple phone call or greeting cards to gatherings honoring all ‘father’ figures in a particular extended family. Father figures can include fathers, stepfathers, father-in-laws, grandfathers and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives. I know I could never begin to thank my Dad enough for the sacrifices, advice, and model he continues to be for me. I plan on spending time with Dad and thanking him for being the Dad that he is to me.
Traditionally, St. Joseph is called the foster father of Jesus, the Son of God. Like Mary, St. Joseph was not absolutely necessary, but necessary because God’s plan was that the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity would become man in order to save humanity and would do this within a family. Joseph was chosen to be the father of that family. Today, may St. Joseph intercede for all fathers and father figures and strengthen the family unit.
Thank you –
I want to thank Holy Trinity Catholic School Staff for their presence at Mass last week and for the gifts for Benedict and me. Your kind words and presence meant more than I can express. Also, thank you to all the Precious Blood Parishioners that have sent cards and expressed their continued prayers. Know of my prayers for all of you. I will miss you and I am sure you will welcome Fr. Brian with kindness and compassion. Blessings to all.