What is a spiritual dad? A spiritual dad prays one “Hail Mary” for his assigned faculty member or spiritual director each day of the summer.
Details. Some men will be matched one-on-one with a staff member or spiritual director. In this case, dads will receive a letter with the name of his particular staff member or spiritual director. At that time, dads will begin to say one “Hail Mary” for his staff member or spiritual director each day.
Others are given the general list. They will receive the names of all the staff members and spiritual directors.
For those spiritual dads who wish to increase or to direct their prayer intentions more specifically, a weekly email will be sent with information regarding the specific intentions.
What are the expectations for spiritual dads? It is very important for the staff and spiritual directors to commit to their summer ministry without unnecessary interruptions. The first time a spiritual dad will make contact with his staff member or spiritual director is at Friends Night on July 17, 2013.
We strongly discourage establishing a “social” connection earlier in the summer which may become a distraction.
Please note, after the summer is complete, some of the staff members or spiritual directors and spiritual dads continue a friendship. IPF neither encourages nor discourages long-term relationships. If a connection happens which is agreeable to both parties, what a blessing! If not, the prayers of faith-filled men provided a “dome of grace” which nurtured and protected IPF during their summer of mutual prayer.
How do I become a spiritual dad? If you would like to be a spiritual dad call Larry at 402.333.7704 or Linda at 402.280.3901.