Father-Daughter Mass: sharing faith with fathers


“I’m tired.”

“Hi tired, I’m Jim.”

“Why can’t a nose be 12 inches long?”

“Because then it would be a foot.”

“Why did the belt get arrested?”

“Because he held up the pants.”


Dads and danishes  Hundreds of Marian students and their fathers attended the Mass on Sunday, Oct. 9. Dads and daughters enjoyed a delicious breakfast after Mass. anahingorani

No one can deny that they love a good dad joke, and on Oct. 9 at 9 a.m., there was no shortage of these jokes at the 2016 Father-Daughter Mass and Breakfast.

Almost 200 Marian girls and their fathers gathered at this event at the Scott Conference Center building on the UNO campus. Even Principal Mrs. Susie Sullivan brought along her dad, Richard Spethman.

Senior Kaitlyn Baysa and her father kicked off the Mass, each with a reflection about the special relationship between a daughter and her father.

“This bond that we share with our dads is something very unique,” Baysa said. “My dad has played a vital role in shaping me into the person I am today, and I am so proud to call him my father. So think about everything your dad has done for you, everything he has sacrificed for you throughout the years, thank him and tell him you love him.”

The theme of the Mass, Flourishing Together, was evident throughout the entirety of the event, especially when Baysa touched on how she knows her relationship with her father will only grow stronger as she gets older.


Flourishing with fathers Kaitlyn Baysa ’17 serves as an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist to Marian dads at the 2016 Father-Daughter Mass. The Mass was organized by Campus Ministry and the Faith in Action Core Team. anahingorani

“I have seen my relationship with my dad flourish not only from my time here at Marian, but ever since I was little, and I know it is something that will only grow stronger as I go off to college,” Baysa said.

After Mass, fathers and daughters alike enjoyed a delicious breakfast. “I always have a lot of fun at this event,” Senior Sarah McMeen’s father, Jason McMeen, said, “I love getting to spend time with Sarah, and Marian never fails to do a fantastic job.”

The breakfast was planned by a committee of Marian Moms, and the Mass was planned by the campus ministers and the Faith in Action Core Team.

The committee worked hard to put together a enjoyable Mass for both fathers and daughters.

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