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

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Return to the Church  |  Why pray?

Be Present in the Present - Weekday Homily Video

I invite you to reflect on a story that captures the essence of our tendency to procrastinate and delay what truly matters. It's a story of three young devils facing their final examination in Hell, a chilling scenario painted by Mark Link. They were trembling in cold sweat despite the heat. Their Principal, Professor Satanus, looked at them and said: "Just one question, what will you do on earth to bring a rich harvest of souls to me?"

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Why pray?

Hypocrites Welcome – Weekday Homily Video

A story is told of a Bishop who was often confronted by a wealthy man who talked very insolently. "I never go to church," boasted the rich man. "Perhaps you have noticed that, Bishop?"

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Why pray?

What More Do I Need to Do? – Weekday Homily Video

Many young Indians, especially from the IT field, immigrate to the US and other countries in search of jobs and to build a bright future. But a few young Indians leave their high-profile jobs in multinational companies abroad and return to India to take up something creative and fulfilling.

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Peace During Life's Storms

Saint Matthew’s emphasis on Jesus' wondrous deeds enables him to reveal Jesus’ true Messianic identity. In the Old Testament, Moses commanded the sea with his rod; Joshua with the Ark of the Covenant; Elisha with the prophet's mantle, but Jesus calms the Sea of Galilee with His Word.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

God Has a Plan for Each of Us - Weekday Homily Video

Today’s readings are a great way to round out our weekday Masses. In the reading from the Book of Exodus, we have a recap from Moses of all God has done for the Israelites; everything from hearing the voice of God speaking from a fire to leading them out of slavery in Egypt to overcoming mightier nations so that they may have their own land. Moses reminds them so that they will fix and know in their heart that the Lord is God of heaven and earth and that there is no other.

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

Faith and Persistence - Weekday Homily Video

Last night, Fr. Willy, Fr. Leo, and I went to St. Mary’s in Mansfield for a Knights of Columbus-sponsored BBQ and family movie night. The adults watched the film, “Pray,” the life story of Venerable Patrick Peyton. Although we’ve seen the film several times, we all came away with new insights about Father Peyton’s ministry to promote family prayer, especially the Rosary.

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