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Reflections of Family and Faith

"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?

Apart, But Not Alone – Family Reflection Video

Today's readings deal with danger, departures, and the sadness of being apart ... topics and emotions that many people are presently dealing with to one degree or another. We are looking to friends and family for a sense that someone else is in our boat and rowing with us. The gift is that through friendship in the Lord, though apart, we are united.

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Love thy Neighbor

What to Give God: Family Reflection Video

Have you ever wondered what to give someone who seems to have everything they need? The older I get, the more it seems to happen!

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How God Opens the Door of Faith: Family Reflection Video

As I prayed with today’s readings, I was drawn to the last part of the first reading, the part where it says, “And when they arrived, they called the Church together and reported what God had done with them and how He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.”

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Strengthening family unity

Faith Keeps Us Going: Family Reflection Video

I’m reminded how long ago, as a college student, I was walking with a priest friend and asked if he could hear my Confession. He obliged, and I have never forgotten the experience, realizing in real-time, that the Holy Spirit was at work as we walked along the Charles River in Boston.

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Holy lives of inspiration

The Faith and Fortitude of St. Stephen: Family Reflection Video

"Who do you want to be …?” That was the question posed many years ago, to a young man named Dan Crenshaw by a friend of his father who he admired. Crenshaw answered he wanted to be a Navy Seal, but the older man who had served in the military clarified by saying: “Not what do you want to do but who do you want to become?”

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Healing the family  |  Return to the Church

Moving Toward the Light: Family Reflection Video

Many of us are imprisoned by all sorts of means but the Word of God cannot be permanently imprisoned or silenced.

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