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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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Hang in There and Trust in God: Family Reflection Video

Can you imagine sitting in a small closet-like space for eleven to sixteen hours per day in all types of weather listening to people’s struggles?

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Holy lives of inspiration

Are You Talking to Me?: Family Reflection Video

Yesterday, Father Leo and I were talking about the Word of God. And I'll ask you what I asked him, have you ever listened to a reading at Mass and wondered: "who was talking and who were they talking to?"

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Holy lives of inspiration

Life-Changing Encounters: Family Reflection Video

Can you think of a person that’s changed your life for the better? In today’s gospel, it was Mary Magdalene’s encounter with Jesus after the Resurrection that made all the difference in her life.

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When Jesus Says, ‘No’: Family Reflection Video

I think one of the hardest words to hear as a child is the word, ‘no.’ I don’t think it gets much easier as an adult.

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Holy lives of inspiration

Are We Merciful?: Family Reflection Video

In today’s reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew, the mercy of God is on full display. The question is, what does that mean for us? Does God want to remind us that He’s here for us like he was for Hezekiah and his disciples? Of course, it’s reassuring to know that when we need more time that God hears us. It’s also good to know that God understands that our bodies require food.

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Strengthening family unity

Walking Humbly with God: Family Reflection Video

As I read and reflected over today’s first reading, my first reaction was: this could be in an epic movie scene! It doesn't end harshly but rather with a gentle and simply-powerful message.

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