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

Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.

Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Seasonal Reflections

Do You Have Anything to Eat? Family Reflection Video

Much will be made during these days right after Easter about the different ways that Jesus appeared to His disciples after He rose from the dead. The early Christian community felt it was important to publicize these happenings as proof that He rose from the dead.

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Seasonal Reflections

We are a Blend of Imperfection and Light: A Family Reflection Video

So much is happening this Holy Week. Palm Sunday begins with the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, and ended with his death on the cross. This Holy Week brings about special reflections Jesus, and of the persons of Isaiah, Judas, and the Beloved Disciple, Peter.

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Why pray?

"The One Who Sent Me is with Me" - Family Reflection Video

I had finished celebrating Mass and was about to exit the church when a parishioner approached me and said “Father my mother is a celebrity, she had her picture taken with the governor while getting her COVID vaccine. I’m sure the next time she sees you she will show you the picture that appeared in the newspaper."

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Seasonal Reflections  |  Why pray?

We Are His Handiwork, The Work of His Hands: Family Reflection Video

We may have started Lent with hopes of doing something beautiful for God, but it has been God who has been sharing something beautiful with us.

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Return to the Church

What Do You Think About This? Family Reflection Video

Five of us priests were together enjoying a meal celebrating a birthday. The conversation was light until one asked, “What you think about the challenges we face from fellow Catholics who question the Church and whose faith is diminished?” He added that increasingly he has been encountering some tough questions and comments from prominent Catholics about the Church, its teachings, and leaders.

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Seasonal Reflections

Ask Not What God Can Do for You, but What You Can Do for God: Family Reflection Video

Sixty-two years ago, I, along with tens of thousands of young adults, responded to the invitation of President John F. Kennedy who in a speech said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." I joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Chile to help a country that had been devastated by an earthquake.  

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