The Cathedral Connection 2 September 2018

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IN HONOUR OF FATHERS

 Last Tuesday our school held a special Fathers’ Day liturgy.  With prayer, poetry and song, each class celebrated the gift of fatherhood, respectfully honouring all Dad’s for their love, care, guidance, encouragement and wisdom.  Dads who had died with remembered, with love and thanksgiving, as were those “separated from families because of work or other reasons”.

A poem, What Makes A Dad, read by one of the students, pays tribute to the vocation of fatherhood and is reprinted here as a way of saying Thank you and God Bless to all who contribute to and honour life:

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need.
Then God combined these qualities
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew his masterpiece was complete
And simply called it DAD!

Fr James

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