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

Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.

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The Intent of God's Law - Family Reflection Video

Robert Frost began his poem "Mending Wall" with "Something there is that doesn’t love a wall" and ends it with "Good fences make good neighbors." In today’s gospel, Jesus rebukes the Pharisees who criticize His disciples for plucking and eating some heads of grain while walking through a field.

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Growing Old Gracefully - Family Reflection Video

How can we grow old gracefully? Maybe Anna from the Bible gives us the answer. First, she never lost hope. Second, she never ceased to worship. Third she never ceased to pray.

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Union with God - Family Reflection Video

Today we celebrate Saint John of the Cross. He was born in Spain in 1542 and was ordained a Carmelite priest in 1567. After some years in the Carmelite order, he was persuaded by Saint Teresa of Avila in 1567 to initiate a reform. Saint John experienced and witnessed an increase in opposition, misunderstanding, persecution, and imprisonment of their reform efforts.

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Using Traditions - Family Reflection Video

In today’s gospel, Jesus compares His generation to children who tried to get their playmates to come out to play, but the playmates didn’t come.

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Walk In The Light - Family Reflection Video

Friends, we are living in an interim period between the first and second comings of Jesus, God’s only Son. Yesterday, on the First Sunday of Advent, we learned that Advent speaks of God’s promise of both comings and movement through the history of salvation to Jesus the Son of God.

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Do You Want To Flourish In Life? - Family Reflection Video

In his article "Toll of Unbelief" in the magazine First Things, Dr. Brendan W. Case noted that, "...on a single weekend in June 2021, seven people died of drug overdose in Rochester, New York. On that Saturday morning, three adults were found dead on a front porch on a quiet, residential street. Inside the house were six orphaned children." The CDC estimates that 2020 saw ninety-three thousand drug overdose deaths, a 30 percent increase from 2019.

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