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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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We Carry the Treasure of God – Family Reflection Video

Today we celebrate the life of St. James, the Apostle. A powerful and courageous evangelist, leader, and martyr for the faith. And, yet the gospel reminds us of the humanity of even the saints.

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Preparing Fertile Ground for God’s Grace – Family Reflection Video

This time of year, with the high heat and today’s gospel, always brings me back to mowing lawns and doing yard work while growing up. As a kid, it was great working outside, taking care of neighbors’ lawns and shrubs, making money while appreciating the beauty of creation, and having a small role in making things look good in our neighborhood.

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Understanding Relationships - Family Reflection Video

Today’s gospel is one that gets a reaction. For some, it’s a justification to say God is unreasonable. For others, it’s a reason to look more deeply into our relationships with God, our families, and our friends.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

Facing Persecution with Courage - Family Reflection Video

Today’s gospel continues Jesus’ instruction to His Apostles for their mission. Jesus wants to prepare them and us for the real world, which will involve persecution. He compares the Apostle’s situation to sheep being sent out among wolves. However, Jesus doesn’t want them to have the passive posture of sheep.

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Are You More Like St. Peter or St. Paul? Family Reflection Video

Yesterday, Father Boby John using the gospel account of the disciples being tossed about at sea, encouraged us to follow their lead and awaken Jesus for our own needs in prayer. A few hours later, while standing at a hair salon with my Mom, a woman approached and said Father, can I have a blessing? I could really use one!

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Finding and Making It Through the Narrow Gate – Family Reflection Video

Today we remember and give thanks to God for the life of a young man, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, who managed to enter the narrow gate as we heard about in the gospel.

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