According to pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker, “few things matter
more to a girl’s mental, physical and social development than
her relationship with her father.” (Dr. Meeker is the author
of the book Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters.)
As Father’s Day
approaches this weekend, dads and daughters might consider one way
to enhance their relationship could be to participate in a
mission trip designed just for them.
The Annual Father-Daughter Mission
Trip to New Orleans is scheduled for October 17-20, 2013.
The mission is offered for girls in first grade through
high school-age and their fathers.
“This year we will focus on
serving the handicapped children at St. Michael´s Special School,” said
Fr. Michael Sliney LC, who will offer spiritual support during
the mission along with Fr. Patrick Murphy LC. “I hope
you can join us!”
The mission will include daily Mass and
spiritual talks, as well as “Angel for a Day” mission
activities. There will be time for some fun as well,
including rides on the River Boat Natchez and the St.
Charles Avenue streetcar, and visits to Jackson Square, Spanish Plaza,
Audubon Park and the New Orleans River Walk.
Questions can be
addressed to Matt McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Ellen
McCormick at email@example.com.