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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 We Owe God - Weekday Homily Video

Every three months, I am reminded of what I owe Caesar, or more accurately, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as I pay my taxes. Most people only think about this once a year, on that magic day of April 15. So, it isn’t hard to understand what Jesus told the Pharisees: “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar…” But the second part of the statement requires some thought, “…and to God what belongs to God.”

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Made for Holiness - Weekday Homily Video

On Sunday night, my Dad and I watched the Memorial Day concert on TV. Like hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of others, we listened to the stories of brave men and women who have served our country. The backdrop was the United States Capitol building and the Lincoln Memorial, two iconic sites in the United States of America. But they would not exist without the men and women who have built and protected the United States and her sovereignty.

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A Holy and Life-Long Commitment - Weekday Homily Video

After listening to Father Leo’s homily yesterday, I was inspired to seek ways to use our hands, feet, and eyes--our bodies, to do good and care for those in need. Father Leo, like Jesus, building upon the Ten Commandments with the positive actions of the Beatitudes, made me think about today’s readings in the positive, regarding honoring our commitments through holy perseverance.

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Humble Ourselves Before God - Weekday Homily Video

Last night, I spoke with Father George Piggford, a Holy Cross priest and Stonehill professor, about how his love of literature and writing inspires his preaching. Over the years, Father George and I have compared notes on where we were going with our Sunday homilies and shared ideas. It’s been both helpful and insightful to see how God was working in each of our lives.

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Mary, Mother of the Church - Weekday Homily Video

From the 4th century, St. Ambrose gave the Blessed Mother the title of “Mother of the Church,” underscoring her profound role in our spiritual journey. It was also proclaimed by St. Paul VI in 1964 at the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council’s third session. Finally, after centuries of thought and devotion, Pope Francis brought this teaching and title to the General Roman Calendar so that we might better remember that Our Blessed Mother provides a maternal care that began from the moment that Jesus spoke from the Cross the words, “Behold your mother.”

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Jesus Restores Us - Weekday Homily Video

“Do you love me more than these…?” This question from Jesus to Peter has always been there, but it's only recently that its significance has dawned on me in a new way. What, or who, was Jesus referring to when he said the phrase “…more than these?” Logically, it would seem that Jesus was asking Peter if he loved Him more than the other apostles. If that is true, what was the significance of Jesus asking Peter this question before He ascended to Heaven?

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