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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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Learn more about our faith  |  Why pray?

The Power and Promise of Prayer - Family Reflection Video

Prayer is the most powerful force in Heaven and on earth. The British poet Tennyson wrote, "More things wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." A little book called "The Way of the Pilgrim" tells how continuous prayer changed the life of a nineteenth-century Russian peasant.

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Healing the family  |  Love thy Neighbor

Coming to Terms with Anger: Family Reflection Video

The words of Jesus today can make us feel worried. He said, "Everyone who grows angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment" (Mt. 5:21). Is there anyone here or joining online who has never been angry? Even Jesus got angry a few times, but he used it in the right way and for the right purpose. 

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Strengthening family unity

Love by Acting - Family Reflection Video

In the film Fiddler of the Roof, there is a heart-warming scene in the kitchen, where Teyva (Teev), the Jewish father of three daughters, teases his wife Golde who has been married to him by parental arrangement for over 25 years. "Do you love me?" he asks with a sheepish grin.

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Strengthening family unity

Deriving Strength - Family Reflection Video

There is a scene in the movie "Shadow of the Hawk" here a young couple is climbing a mountain with the help of a guide, in a desperate attempt to flee from evil people. At one point, the young woman slumps to the ground and says, “I can’t take another step.” The young man lifts her to her feet and says, “But darling, we must go on. We have no other choice!”

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Hope - Family Reflection Video

As we breathed out 2020 and breathed in 2021, we were hoping that this year would be better. But, with the second wave of the pandemic, many of us are feeling a sense of loss and distress. Some of us may be sick or have someone close to us suffering from Covid-19; some of us may have even lost a family member or a dear friend recently; some of us may be worried about commencement ceremonies or other celebrations...

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Return to the Church  |  Strengthening family unity

Courage to be True: Family Reflection Video

During the past weeks of Easter, we have seen the apostles celebrating on a happy Palm Sunday, sharing the Passover with their Lord, and having their hopes wiped out as they witnessed His crucifixion.

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