Father's Day at OLR


Each year we give special recognition to our fathers on Father's Day.  The ways we recognize our fathers appear below.     


Parishioners are invited to submit photographs of their fathers, both living and departed, to our Fathers' Photo Gallery.  In the past the gallery had been a slideshow that was played during Fathers Day Mass, but now it will consist of printed photos displayed on the walls of the church.  The photos will remain posted until the end of June. 

Photos can either be a portrait, a group photo showing a father with his family, or a photo showing a father involved in a family activity. 

Photos should be submitted by the beginning of June,  but there is no hard deadline -- they will be accepted at any time.  Photos should be in .jpg or .png format.  If a parishioner submitted a photo the previous year, he or she submit a photo for the current year even if it is the same photo.    

If the photo you want to submit is in your phone, you can e-mail it to us from your phone to fotos@olrchurch.org.  Please do not text message your photo.  When sending your photo, if you are asked to select its size, choose the largest size (e.g. "Full size" or "Actual size") to ensure the highest picture quality possible. 

If your photograph does not exist in electronic form or if you do not have a scanner, you may do one of the following:

  • Take a snapshot of your photo using your phone.  Here are some tips:
    • If your photo is in a frame that covers it with glass, remove it from the frame and the glass -- the glass will cause glare.
    • Try taking several snapshots of your photo using a variety of different lighting conditions (flash, no flash, overhead lighting, no lighting), positions (taken from above with the photo on a table or from in front with the photo hanging on the wall), and distances, and then send us the best one.  Sometimes moving to one side or the other, or closer, or farther, can eliminate glare and result in a clearer image.  If the photo is not centered or straight, don't worry -- we will adjust and crop it for you.  
  • Call the Parish Office at (510) 471-2609 and see if someone is there who can scan it for you.  If so, grab your photo and stop by.  

Ways to submit your photo and information

There are two ways you can make your submission:

1.  Submitting through our website.  You can submit your photo and information from this page -- right here and now!  

If the photo is on your computer or smartphone, fill out the Photo Transmittal Form below.  When you click the "send" button on the form, you will be directed to upload your photo.   

Father's Day Photo Transmittal Form

After you click on the "Submit" button you will be guided to upload your photo. Thank you for your participation.


2.  Submitting by e-mail.  Here are the steps to follow:

    • Address an e-mail to fotos@olrchurch.org -- use only this e-mail address.  Do not use any other parish e-mail address so your photo does not get lost among the numerous e-mails we receive every day.
    • For identification purposes, include your phone number as part of the photo's filename.  
    • Attach your photo to the e-mail
    • Include the following in the body of the e-mail:
      • Your name
      • Your phone number
      • Your father's name
      • If deceased, his date of birth and date of death

We are very proud of our fathers.  Thank you for participating in our Photo Gallery. 


We have special Father's Day Envelopes where our parishioners can write the names of their fathers, so that they will be remembered in a special way during all of our Masses in the month of June.  The envelopes will be present in the sanctuary during Mass, so the names of our fathers will be with us as Mass is celebrated.  These envelopes are available at the doors of the church.  You may also submit the name of your father using the form below. 



At each of our Masses on Father's Day, we give each father of boutonnaire.  The priest also gives our Fathers a special blessing. 

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