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Reflections of Family and Faith

"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

Father Fred Jenga, C.S.C.

Father Fred Jenga, C.S.C. is the President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Father Fred, a native of Uganda, has multiple degrees including theology, philosophy, and communications. His native language is Lusoga and he speaks English, Luganda, Kiswahili, and Rutooro. He has been a teacher, researcher, author and family minister. Father Fred is committed to helping build God’s masterpiece one family at a time.

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Give Your All to God — Weekday Homily Video

The feeding of the 5000+ is one of my favorite Biblical stories. It mirrors earlier years when God fed the Israelites in the desert with Manna, and it also mirrors the Eucharist we celebrate where the Lord feeds us and satisfies our deepest "hungers."

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Seasonal Reflections

Life-Changing Encounter - Weekday Homily Video

We are still in the Easter Octave—the eight days that extend the celebration of Easter Sunday. The Octave starts on Easter Day itself and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday. The six days between Easter and Divine Mercy, from Monday to Saturday, all have the title “Easter” attached to them. So, we celebrate Easter Monday all the way to Easter Saturday.

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Holy Week  |  family Lenten activities  |  family prayer

By His Wounds, We Were Healed

As we enter into the Most Holy Week on the worldwide Christian calendar, I cannot help but be drawn to one of the most dramatic scenes in the suffering of Jesus for our cause. The powerfully emotive scene that has been offered to us for centuries as the Second Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary is the Scourging at the Pillar. The Prophet Isaiah wrote many years before the arrival of Christ on earth about the “faithful servant” whose “wounds heal us.” In the Scourging at the Pillar, we see an innocent man get physically and emotionally abused for no crime he committed. Underlying his abuse was a desire to save the guilty, so that they may have life and have it to the fullest.

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Denouncing Jesus - Weekday Homily Video

“Denounce! Let us denounce him!” – “Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail and take our vengeance on him.” These are words we hear in the reading of the prophet Jeremiah's report about his friends and close associates. They wanted the prophet destroyed. In the Gospel, we have also heard Jesus faced similar challenges from his own people. They wanted him dead.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Love thy Neighbor

Bringing the Word of God to People is Difficult Business – Weekday Homily Video

One of the most frustrating experiences in life is when you have to deal with an individual or a group of people who won’t believe your story because it is too good to be true! In the scriptures we see the story of Noah, who warned the world that it had become too corrupt that if people didn’t change something bad would befall them. But no one would listen to Noah’s story of the coming floods except his immediate family. We have the Prophet Jeremiah that no one listened to, the Prophets Amos, Isaiah, and Micah—whose message was not taken seriously.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Seasonal Reflections

How am I Taking Care of the Orphan? - Weekday Homily Video

The Gospels are replete with several examples of where the Scribes and the Pharisees disagreed with Jesus over some theological or pastoral matter. Surprisingly in today’s Gospel, both Jesus and the scribes seem to agree on something.

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