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The purpose of the Catholic Father’s Day™ movement is to inspire Catholic men to their great and noble call as Catholic fathers by holding annual Eurchastic Processions in June each year. These family-friendly events call the faithful together to pray for and honor fathers.
There can be no denying that something is desperately wrong in the world. One key reason there is chaos and suffering is that men and women have lost sight of the God-given purpose of men to be sacrificial fathers, men who are protectors and providers for their families, who lead their families to God. This loss of the vision of heroic fatherhood is everywhere, in homes without fathers, in homes with distracted dads, in homes which don’t acknowledge God and even those homes that are blessed to be Catholic.
The Catholic Father’s Day movement has been founded by a large network of Catholic laymen from around the country. The idea is simple: gather Catholic fathers and their families together once a year in June to renew their commitment to the heroic call to be Catholic fathers and to give glory to God the Father, to proclaim their commitment to Jesus Christ through Eucharistic processions, to draw down the Holy Spirit to strengthen men in faith and to seek the intercession of St. Joseph, the patron saint of the Church, Fathers and Families.
During 2021, the Year of St. Joseph, the Guardian of the Holy Family, Catholic men from around the country are gathering together in June 2021 for Eucharistic Processions to proclaim Jesus Christ, to honor St. Joseph and to strengthen Catholic fathers for their mission to be sacrificial leaders, protectors and providers for their families.
Joseph concretely expressed his fatherhood “by making his life a sacrificial service to the mystery of the incarnation and its redemptive purpose. He employed his legal authority over the Holy Family to devote himself completely to them in his life and work. He turned his human vocation to domestic love into a superhuman oblation of himself, his heart and all his abilities, a love placed a the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in his home.” 19 March 1968 homily, Pope Saint Paul VI.
We encourage you to not make these events political, as an organizer or as a participant. This is a time for prayerful reflection—a time to give witness to others that even in difficult times, people of all races and beliefs can come together to pray for fathers, families and our nation.
If you’re ready to step up and organize a Catholic Father’s Day Eucharistic procession state capital, city or even at the parish level, download our playbook.
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