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

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Mary and the Young Church - Family Reflection Video

I like to think that today’s feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, and Pentecost are a perfect marriage of Spirit and youth. Today, the Church is young! We just celebrated Pentecost yesterday, and today’s feast was only placed in the calendar by Pope Francis in 2018.

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At the Name of Jesus - Family Reflection Video

What’s in a name? I recall the question but did not know its origin until I discovered the line in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliette. In the tragic love story, Juliette was concerned about Romeo’s last name - it was a curse in the mind of her parents. The question was asked, what’s in a name?

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The Church of Jesus Christ, Our Guiding Light - Family Reflection Video

Yesterday, Father Jilson’s homily left us with an important question: What do we want our legacy to be?

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Return to the Church  |  Seasonal Reflections

Take Courage; I Have Conquered The World - Family Reflection Video

In 1939, a father and son, who were avid art collectors, were living in peace. When the United States became involved in WWII, the son enlisted in the army. In 1944, the son died on the battlefield. The sad news arrived by telegram at the father’s home. And about a year later, a young man appeared at the father’s country estate...

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Remain in God's Love - Family Reflection Video

In the Scriptures today we heard Jesus say to us, remain in my love. We also heard mentioned the names of two men, one who remained in God’s love, Matthias, and the other who did not, Judas.

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Share the Faith like St. Paul - Family Reflection Video

Sometimes we forget that the Apostles faced challenges that are similar to ours. For example, when St. Paul is preaching to the Athenians, he is speaking to people who had a foundation of pagan culture.

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