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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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What’s Your Window of Opportunity - Weekday Homily Video

I've got a question for you. After looking over Luke's Gospel, what's your window of opportunity? Hold that thought for a bit. You've got to love the Old Testament for its ability to get your attention with vibrant language and imagery. Likewise, today's gospel of Lazarus and the rich man should be a wake-up call to emulate Christ's love with those we see every day—while we have the chance.

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Setting Things Right - Weekday Homily Video

The phrase, “Come let us set things right” in today’s readings, caused me to wonder, what is it in our lives that needs to be addressed this Lent, what needs to be set right?

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The Standard of Mercy - Weekday Homily Video

What’s God’s standard of mercy? In other words, what are the ground rules when we sin against God and one another? If we’re interested in making it to Heaven, that’s a really important question; one that God answers in today’s reading from Ezekiel and the Gospel of Matthew.

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God Calling - Weekday Homily Video

When today’s saint's parents died when he was only a boy, his brother, who was a priest named Damien, lovingly took care of him. To honor this act of charity, his younger brother changed his name to Peter Damien. This future saint dedicated his life to God as a hermit and monk who became an abbot and ultimately a cardinal-bishop of Ostia. He’s known for his work in reforming the clergy of his diocese from laxness and immorality to fidelity to God and holiness of life.

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Choosing Life by Choosing God - Weekday Homily Video

Moses' message to the Israelites and us reaches a decision point when he says, "I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse….choose life." What led up to that dichotomous choice was the promise that if the Israelites obeyed God's commandments and walked with God lovingly, they would prosper, as would their future generations.

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Matters of the Heart - Weekday Homily Video

I don’t remember the last time that Valentine’s Day fell on Ash Wednesday, but when you think about it, both have to do with matters of the heart. Valentine’s Day is known for the romantic type of love with its gifts, flowers, and dinners, all of which somehow cost more right before and on February 14th! Still, it is a reminder that God has made us man and woman, each in His image, to come together in marriage and to share the love of God as husband and wife.

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