Father’s Day at the Parish

Tomorrow, June 19th, there will be one (1) bi-lingual Divine Liturgy served at 10:30 a.m. At 10:00 a.m., we will pray the Moleben to Jesus Christ (a June devotional prayer of petition to Our Lord).

The Ladies of our Parish will host a Father’s Day Celebration tomorrow, Sunday, June 19. The luncheon will take place immediately after the Liturgy. ALL ARE INVITED. The plan calls for a barbeque picnic in the backyard. In case of rain it will be held in the church hall.

Prayer for Fathers

Here is a an optional special petition for Father’s Day:

O Lord our God, the Infinite Father: we beseech You to attentively hear our supplicating voices which we, Your humble sons and daughters and lowly children, offer today in behalf of all of our fathers. To our youthful fathers, may You give the wisdom of Your advice and counsel; to those of our fathers in the prime of life, may You give strength and inspiration, reassuring them with that spiritual joy that comes from having experienced mature fatherhood; to our elderly fathers, may You grant them Your preservation, sustaining them with Your comfort and spiritual tender­ness; and to those of our fathers whom You have already called to Your heavenly abode, may You graciously favor them by generously rewarding them. Kindle within our hearts that same dedicated love and faithful devotion that Your Only-Begotten Son, our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ showed toward fulfilling Your divine will. O Almighty Father, on this festive day as we especially pay tribute to all of our fathers, we beseech You to receive our petitions and to quickly hear us and show all of them Your mercy.