Celebrate 2nd Father’s Day! Yes, you heard right. Not only is there a Father’s Day to recognize our earthly fathers but a special day exists to give homage to our spiritual fathers, as well. World Priesthood Sunday is that special day and falls on September 29, 2019 this year.
Every day, your pastor or priest works hard helping your parish to grow and flourish – from the various ministries he oversees to all the Masses he celebrates and Sacraments he administers. On top of the spiritual aspects that need tending, the general business of running a parish – for instance, keeping all the buildings maintained – falls on the shoulders of your Pastor and his staff.
The priest occupies many roles and fulfills many duties at the parish, but his identity is far greater than would appear on the surface.
Pope Francis outlined the 7 Pillars of Priesthood as:*
Some Ideas to Show Your Priest How Much He Means to You!
More suggestions for how to honor your priest and additional information on Priesthood Sunday can be found on the websites below:
Serra International: https://serraus.org/priesthood-sunday/
Vocation Ministry: https://vocationministry.com/resources/documents/
National Catholic Committee on Scouting: https://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php/priesthood-sunday
Young adults share reflections on 'My Priest' - watch below