Father’s Day

“In this year dedicated to St. Joseph, it’s good to consider the life of the Holy Family’s patriarch, and the particular joys he knew, even in the midst of hardship.”

-Mike Aquilina

Fatherhood is a joyful life. A father knows joy by delivering joy to others. How else can we explain dad jokes? The qualities of true manhood are the qualities of a good father. He is steady, protective, and a good provider. He works hard for the sake of his family and community. His vocation is to be like God, whom Jesus taught us to call “Our Father.” His vocation is to lay down his own life so that others might have a more abundant life.

God created all men, whether or not they’re dads, to be fatherly in their care and concern, and no man will be happy apart from these good spiritual habits. In this year dedicated to St. Joseph, it’s good to consider the life of the Holy Family’s patriarch, and the particular joys he knew, even in the midst of hardship. On Father’s Day we celebrate the peculiar joys that fathers bring to life — and the overwhelming joys they know in loving us as they do.

— Mike Aquilina

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”

-Psalm 103:13

Celebrate this Father’s Day with a very special playlist!

HONORING OUR FATHERS THROUGH THE CATHEDRAL CANDLE PROGRAM

As we honor our fathers and father-figures, both on earth and in heaven, and thank them for their love, support and guidance, we turn to St. Joseph. Let your gratitude flow freely as you offer your prayer through the loving intercession of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Fathers. Let Archbishop Gomez and our Cathedral priests echo your prayer, by having a candle lit in loving tribute to these special men.

Learn More Here