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

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Celebrating family life

New Year Prayer: Hope and Goodness

We are moving into the New Year when people sometimes make resolutions. The hope is that some greater good will result. We may resolve to be a better person, a more patient parent or spouse – or all of these. We may hope to read, exercise, or pray more.

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Father, Brother, Savior, Friend: Family Reflection Video

About 120 years ago the English poet, Francis Thompson, wrote these beautiful words: O world invisible, we view thee: O world intangible, we touch thee: O world unknowable, we know thee: Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!   May we never cease to be amazed at how the Holy Trinity desires so much to come close to us, how Christ becomes like us, as the letter to the Hebrews says, so that WE CAN LOVE HIM, WE CAN KNOW GOD.

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'Come After Me!': Family Reflection Video

Jesus said, “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” They abandoned their nets and followed Him. That is such an amazing statement describing the calling of the first four apostles.

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Celebrating family life

Day 9 - Novena of Prayer for Families

Please join our community around the world in praying this novena for your family and all families. We do this for the nine days leading up to Venerable Patrick Peyton's anniversary of birth on January 9 in gratitude for his memory and timeless message to all families, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."

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Seasonal Reflections

The Epiphany of Christ’s Love: Family Reflection Video

As something of a grand finale of Christmas, in our liturgy this whole week is a celebration of the Epiphany! EPIPHANY: a manifestation, a revelation of God.

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Celebrating family life

Day 8 - Novena of Prayer for Families

Please join our community around the world in praying this novena for your family and all families. We do this for the nine days leading up to Venerable Patrick Peyton's anniversary of birth on January 9 in gratitude for his memory and timeless message to all families, "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together."

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