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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  |  Strengthening family unity

Restless Hearts - Family Reflection Video

Listening to the author of the Book of Ecclesiastes, there is a lot of wisdom and much of it practical. What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun. There is a lot for us to think about today when he says there is an appointed time for everything, and a time for everything under the heavens ... words often spoken at funerals because everyone acknowledges that there is a time to give birth and a time to die.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Why pray?

In Every Age Lord, You Have Been Our Refuge - Family ReflectionVideo

In every age, Lord, you have been our refuge. Fortunately, we had at least one cheerful reminder in the midst of the pessimistic reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes, and the tyrant who beheaded John the Baptist mocked Jesus, had Him dressed in purple, and returned Him to Pilate for condemnation.

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Return to the Church  |  Strengthening family unity

In Weakness We Can Find Strength: Family Reflection Video

For grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received. We might ask but just what is meant by this? God has blessed us; God has infused his Spirit within us. Jesus entered our lives at our baptism.

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Healing the family  |  Learn more about our faith

The Company Jesus Kept - Family Reflection Video

You may have heard the saying that a person is known by the company they keep. What are we to make of the company that Jesus kept described for us in Luke’s gospel today? The twelve were with Him, an assortment of individuals, fishermen, tax collectors, ordinary people. Some were women who had been cured of evil spirits.

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Healing the family  |  Learn more about our faith

We Are the Body of Christ - Family Reflection Video

We are one body, the body of Christ. St. Paul voiced this article of faith for us today in his letter to the Philippians, but it is the voice and music of the Irish vocalist that rings in my ears, "We Are One Body, the Body of Christ." If my memory serves me, I believe this song was popularized at one of the World Youth Days.

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Why pray?

Called by Name – Family Reflection Video

Jesus went up a mountain and there he stayed the night praying to God. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what this could have been like. Were any words exchanged? Maybe none were needed.

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