Knights for Dads24
Fatherhood: Man’s Highest Calling: Every man is called to protect, teach, mentor, support and pray for their children as a father within marriage, as a single person, as a family member, as a priest, as a member of our community. Will you rise to the highest calling in your life?
Join us at St. Bridget’s Church on Saturday February 24, 2024 from 8:30 am – 1:00 PM. Free will offering accepted. Signup here.
Matt Birk – Catholic, Knight of Columbus, Husband, Father, Harvard graduate. 15-year professional football player, NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion. Matt speaks to a variety of audiences nation-wide, including men’s events. Matt is also very active in the pro-life movement.
Mark Berchem, founder and CEO of the Catholic NET Ministries, Mark is from West St. Paul and seeks to help men dads recognize thier power to affect thier chilfedn’s lives and pass on faith and values. His book “Step Up Dad! Your Children Need You” includes topics such as deciding to be a good father, spending intentional time with kids in ordinary life, communicating well, the “BIG” talk, creating memories and traditions, being a loving spouse, prayer, controlling screen time and finding support from other dads.
2023 Knights for Dads
As Knights we are called to be fathers to our children. In the society today, it can be difficult when faced with the myriad of influences that our children and families are faced with. The Knights for Dads rally was started in 2023 as an event to reach out to and provide valuable information and tools to the dads we are, but also attempt to reach those in our community who might need additional help and resources.
On February 4, 2023 we held our first, hopefully of more to come, rally to reach out to dads in our local community. We hosted a nationally recognized fatherhood speaker, Bob Kroll, who’s message explained how the relationships between fathers and their children make a major impact on their families in our world. Our goals were to reach out to dads from the River Falls and surrounding communities, as well as provide a non-denominational event for all faiths who wanted to participate could. We provided a venue where attendees could:
- Connect with other dads
- Find resources to help them become their very best
- Learn how they impact their children’s present and future
- Reflect on their “dadhood” and what they want for their child or children
- Be proud of the dad they are becoming: we are all a work in progress
This is the prayer card that was handed out at the Rally. Post it in a place where you will see it often and pray the prayer to help you become a better father and husband.
Prayer was written by our Pastor, Fr. Joseph Stefancin.
River Falls Options for Women – Contact them for great new Dad’s programs. Mentorship, Earn while you learn, and more.
Restore the Glory, Way of the Heart, With All Your Heart *** Podcasts ***
The event was videotaped by Spirit Juice and we are still awaiting the final product on that taping. St. Bridget’s also recorded the sessions which are available on the St. Bridget You Tube channel.
We also were fortunate to have Michael Jilek, son of Tony Jilek who took photos of the event, they can be found here.