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

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We Carry the Treasure of God – Family Reflection Video

Today we celebrate the life of St. James, the Apostle. A powerful and courageous evangelist, leader, and martyr for the faith. And, yet the gospel reminds us of the humanity of even the saints.

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Preparing Fertile Ground for God’s Grace – Family Reflection Video

This time of year, with the high heat and today’s gospel, always brings me back to mowing lawns and doing yard work while growing up. As a kid, it was great working outside, taking care of neighbors’ lawns and shrubs, making money while appreciating the beauty of creation, and having a small role in making things look good in our neighborhood.

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Found by Jesus - Family Reflection Video

In my years as a priest, I have been so blessed to have so many tell me of how they have been found by the Good Shepherd and how they have come to know Him. It’s impressive, that while each story is so personal and particular, these testimonies share something in common that is true and that I have found my own personal experience confirms.

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If Charged, Would You be Convicted of Being Christian? Family Reflection Video

When the court officers brought the apostles in and made them stand before the council of elders, the high priest questioned them. They said the apostles were given orders not to mention Jesus’ name, yet they filled the crowds with their teaching. Peter did not deny their accusation and boldly accused them of being complicit in the death of Jesus. They became infuriated and wanted to put the apostles to death.

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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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The Christ Child Changes Everything - Family Reflection Video

I am blest to have served as a priest for 17 years in our Holy Cross ministries in Peru. I love Christmas in Peru. As night falls Christmas Eve there is a quiet that settles, a sense of waiting. Christmas Eve Mass is celebrated around 10 pm. The Churches are packed for beautiful celebrations as the feast begins and people return to their homes, yet there is still a sense of waiting – until midnight!

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