Honoring Father's Day
Being a father has been the biggest joy of my life. While there are always challenges, the love a
|Dave Dziena and his three older children (above); below, baby Dominick|
parent has for his or her children can never be replaced, explained, or denied. Tim, Geoff, Anya, and Dominick, you are all very special to me.
Here’s a touching video for all Fathers to enjoy»
Happy Father's Day!
This month on Teaching Catholic Kids
Ordinary Time Resources»
Activity One: (Grades K-5): “Five Loaves, Two Fishes” PDF download from Allelu! Growing and Celebrating with Jesus»
Music download (right-click to download this MP3): Five loaves, two fish, from the Allelu! Music CD»
Activity Two (Grade 6 and up): Father's Day Paperweights»
Bonus article for discussion from OSV Newsweekly (Grade 6 and up):"Deciphering music’s influence on the soul, in youth and adults"»
Teacher Pattern: Father's Day Bookmarks»
Catholic Stewardship for Kids: Find Our Father Word Scramble»
Soul Food for Teachers: Prayer for Catechists and Parents»
Catechist Know-How: From Mary Lou Rosien, "God Provides"»
TCK archives: Our past months are always available, with resources and free downloads»
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A Prayer for Fathers
God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find the courage and perseverance to balance work, family, and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for our own fathers who have supported and challenged us; May they continue to lead in strong and gentle ways.
We remember fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.
This prayer is from the OSV prayer card for Father's Day. More information or order here»