“We thank God for the gift of our fathers. The vocation of being a father is of the utmost importance to all of us. Fathers are meant to show their children the love of God, our Father in heaven. The role of a father in the life of a child is most essential because through our earthly fathers we can get a sense of what God our Father in heaven is really like. How sad when children do not have the benefit of a loving father to guide them in this life. So let us pray for all fathers on this special day that God will help them to be a true reflection of the love that He has for all His children. We pray also for all our fathers who have died, that God may give them rewards of their labor in the eternal joy of His heavenly kingdom.”
Following the Divine Liturgy, the pastor of the parish’s family, Rev. Fr. Vasyl Sendeha offered a short reflection on fatherhood of His Grace Bishop Daniel, who was involved in the upbringing of so many seminarians both in Ukraine and in the United Sates of America, who opened themselves to the call of the Lord and dedicated their lives to serve in the ranks of clergy of His Holy Church.
The parish family welcomed the bishop and the visitors of the community by a Father’s Day Annual Pancake Luncheon, presenting the bishop and Fr. Vasyl with a beautifully decorated Father’s Day cake.