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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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Why pray?

Praying For Others: Family Reflection Video

Scientific research has shown that prayer can affect healing. In 1988, San Francisco cardiologist Randolph Byrd conducted an experiment in which he asked a group of born-again Christians to pray for a group of hospitalized patients, and compare the results to similarly affected patients who were not on the prayer list during the time of the study.

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Celebrating family life  |  Strengthening family unity

A Fully Alive Domestic Church: Family Reflection Video

As we thank God for taking us through 2020, we look forward with hope for 2021. Despite trying times for many of us, we can thank God for the blessings of 2020 - loved ones and family who gave us hope and support. And we can thank God for the love and spiritual growth that occurs as we navigate through these challenging times.

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Seasonal Reflections  |  Why pray?

Unburden Yourself: Family Reflection Video

I have come across many people who give up on God when they go through a crisis in their life. They feel abandoned by Him.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Seasonal Reflections

Listening And Responding: Family Reflection Video

The word rain, R-A-I-N, is significant to today's gospel. In a parable used by Jesus, rain is a force of nature that is capable of destroying a house with a weak foundation.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Seasonal Reflections

Bless One Another With Kindness This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, can we give a gift of thanks?

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Discovering the Depth of Love: Family Reflection Video

Jesus drives out the people who are making money selling in the temple, saying, “My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” (Luke 19:45). In doing so, He removes the sinful activities that separate people from God and prevent them from growing in His love and sharing it with others. Then he stays there and teaches.

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