In the spirit of founder Holy Cross priest Servant of God Patrick Peyton and under the sponsorship of the United States Province, Holy Cross Family Ministries (headquartered in North Easton, Mass.) serves Jesus Christ and His Church throughout the world by promoting and supporting the spiritual well-being of the family.
Holy Cross Family Ministries, as the umbrella organization, carries out its mission through creative spiritual and multi-media ministries.
Family Rosary was the first organization founded by Fr. Peyton in 1942 — earning him the title, “Rosary priest.” He coined the phrase, “The family that prays together, stays together.” Family Rosary’s mission is to spread the message about the power of prayer through the Rosary. This is done by making tools available for families, such as retreats, conferences, seminars, parish missions and days of reflection.
The work of Family Rosary International now thrives in 17 countries on five continents, making the message of prayer and family unity global. It distributes 1.2 million Rosaries annually. Each office promotes family prayer, especially the Rosary, with respect to the local traditions and customs of each country.
Fr. Peyton founded Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, Calif. in 1947. Using the power of the media, Fr. Peyton sought to educate and inspire families about the importance of praying the Rosary. Today with more than 700 radio and television programs and more than 10,000 broadcasts, Family Theater Productions has reached millions of individuals and families during its more than 65-year history.