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

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You're Invited: A Family Novena Celebrating Venerable Patrick Peyton's Birth

Friends, there is a splendid, magnificent, grace-filled, experiment you might want to know about and possibly take up in the New Year. It is called a NOVENA, a nine-day exercise in prayer that just might change the trajectory of your spiritual life for the better in 2022. 

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Knowing Jesus, Knowing Ourselves - Family Reflection Video

I regret not having known my grandparents. Three had passed on before I was born and my mother’s mother died when I was 2 months old. My father was a quiet man and he didn’t talk much of his parents, but I knew they were what we called typical "Boston Irish Catholics" and good working class people. When my mother spoke of her mother, Alice, it was in praise of her holiness and faith.

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Using Traditions - Family Reflection Video

In today’s gospel, Jesus compares His generation to children who tried to get their playmates to come out to play, but the playmates didn’t come.

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The Kingdom Of God Is Among Us - Family Reflection Video

Jesus, when can we expect the Kingdom of God to come? What is this Kingdom of God that You talked about? We don’t understand it. Can we see it? Maybe we just need to look around us. People still ask that question and Jesus is still telling us that it is among us. No one will announce its coming - because it is right before your eyes.

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Family Prayer & The Mysteries Of The Faith - Family Reflection Video

Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. from Dhaka, Bangladesh, visits the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA, and presides at daily Mass on Friday, September 17, 2021. Cardinal D'Rozario speaks about the spirituality of families, the importance of the Rosary, the mysteries of the Rosary, and the mystery of the love of Jesus.

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Lifting Holy Hands In Prayer - Family Reflection Video

It was a Friday evening meal for members of my local religious community, and I was seated at a table with one of our priests who teaches writing skills at the college. The college president was also at the table. The writing professor was beside himself with satisfaction with the students in one of his classes. After only three weeks the students were comprehending the subject matter, distinguishing nouns from verbs, avoiding run on sentences, excelling in class discussions, and expressing gratitude to their professor.

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