“We cannot wait for the storm to pass over - we must learn to dance in the rain.”

Father Willy Raymond

Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman
Holy Cross Family Ministries 

Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. will say mass at 6:30om. At 7pm, Father Willy will describe the mission of the Holy Cross Family Ministries and the release of PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton, the life story of the Venerable Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.

The film was produced by the Family Theater Productions, the company founded by Father Peyton in 1947. This motivating documentary shares the story of the humble, Irish immigrant priest in 1928 America. His passion for prayer, especially the Rosary-inspired millions to pray with him and experience the benefits of family prayer.


The film documents Father Peyton’s life from his miraculous healing of tuberculosis to his days in Hollywood where he enlisted the stars of the day: Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart to Princess Grace-to create radio dramas and TV specials that spread his famous global Message: "The family that prays together, stays together". Father Peyton traveled millions of miles from North America to Europe, and on to Africa and Asia, so all could hear his message of family unity through prayer. Learn what more than 28 million people already know...the peace, strength and unity that comes from family prayer.


Father Wilfred (Willy) Raymond, C.S.C., was born in Old Town, Maine. He was one of twelve children born to Joseph and Lydia Raymond. In September of 1964, at the age of twenty, Father Willy entered the Congregation of Holy Cross. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Stonehill College and a Master of Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He made solemn vows in 1970 and was ordained a priest on April 3, 1971. Prior to his present role as President, Father Willy was the National Director of Family Theater Productions from 2000 to 2014.

Event Details





Thursday, January 7, 2021

Virtual event - You will receive a link when you register

The program begins at 7:00 PM sharp and ends at 8:15 PM 

You are welcome to join at 6:30 PM when Fr. Raymond will say mass