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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

Father David Marcham

Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Being Prepared: Family Reflection Video

Today’s gospel reminds me of what can happen in marathon-like times; times when we can’t be sure when things like the Master will return … or when this pandemic will end.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

Be True, Be Courageous: Family Reflection Video

What a scene St. Luke paints at the beginning of today’s gospel. It sounds like the crowd might have benefited from some social distancing!

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Holy lives of inspiration

Guide Me Lord: Family Reflection Video

The other night my Mom and I were speaking with a family friend who now lives in NH. I asked him, how did you happen to move from Fall River, MA, to such a different place?

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Holy lives of inspiration

The Patience of Job: Family Reflection Video

While growing up, I would hear adults say, “He or she has the patience of Job.” At first, I didn’t know who Job was. Still, I could tell by their tone and catching part of the story that the person involved was incredibly patient in a challenging situation—many times, it was said about a husband or wife or boss!

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My Brothers and Sisters: Family Reflection Video

Somewhere within each homily, I usually find myself saying, “my brothers and sisters.” This isn’t something I always did, but with each passing day of priesthood, I find myself increasingly seeing and understanding the reality of Jesus’ words today’s gospel, that “my mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”

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Love thy Neighbor

Think and Love: Family Reflection Video

I can remember way back when I was in eighth grade, after some adolescent gaffe, my Dad said one word, “Think!” As in, think about what you’re doing before you do it! He went on to say, maybe I should hang that word, someplace in my room, just like he had seen this slogan prominently displayed in the offices of IBM computers.

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