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Matthias and Me: Family Reflection Video

Matthias and Me: Family Reflection Video

It is sometimes said of people who take on a new position or job that they will have a tough act to follow. Today however that would not be said of Matthias, the apostle who was selected to replace Judas who betrayed Jesus.    

          In the reading from the Acts of the Apostles Saint Peter describes how the selection was made and the requirement that the candidate be someone who walked with Jesus the whole time Jesus was among them, from the day Jesus was baptized in the Jordan by John until his ascension into heaven.


We heard Jesus tell us today that we can remain in him, walk with him, stay close to him when we love one another as he has loved us. Love will teach us who God is. The early disciples were drawn into God’s love. They came to know a man who would lay down his life for his friends.


The Coronavirus pandemic has revealed countless thousands of men and women willing to lay down their lives for others. They are for us people who possess Jesus in the flesh for where love and charity prevail, God is there.

Remember this as you pray this week.

Where charity and love are, God is there and when you pray you are taking a closer walk with Him.

  • Father Leo's inspirational homily was recorded live this morning during Mass at the Father Peyton Center. Please view the video on our Facebook page. (You don't need a Facebook account to view.)

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About 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!