In Belize City, Stasha Sheppard works full time and Alex Cain cares for their daughter and son. Strong, nurturing bonds with primary caregivers and an environment of stable and supportive relationships are essential for healthy child development. UNICEF/LeMoyne
The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year, and honors parents throughout the world.
Setting this time aside provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Emphasizing the critical role of parents in the rearing of children, the Global Day of Parents recognizes also that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children.
Mission Doctors who serve, see the challenges that so many families around the world face and together we offer our prayers for the strength and health of parents everywhere, that they may also be given the opportunity to raise healthy children.
Pope Francis when speaking to the World Meeting of Families has had much to share to encourage and support all the members of the family.
He said “God always knocks at the door of hearts. He likes to do this. It comes from His heart. But, do you know what He likes best? To knock on the doors of families and find families that are united, to find families that love each other, to find the families that bring up their children and educate them and help them to keep going forward and that create a society of goodness, of truth, and of beauty.”
We pray for parents everywhere, may the challenges they face each day be lightened by faith and the knowledge that they are never alone.
You commanded that children should honor their parents.
Keep all parents well in body and spirit.
Bless their labors; keep them always in your care.
Bless them generously for their loving care
and for the many sacrifices they make for their children.
Grant that their children may always be a source of
support and comfort.
May their days together be filled with
love, kindness, and forgiveness.
And after this life on earth,
May all parents and children experience
the joy of Your everlasting Love,