Former “Bad Boy” Actor Now Family Man, Attends Mass, Receives Holy Communion Every Day

Mark Wahlberg was a boy raised by a single mother and one of few (if not the only) positive, strong, male role model in his life was a parish priest who came to his court appearance, visited him in prison, and believed in him through it all.

Now he’s receiving Our Lord at every opportunity and doing what he can to bring a new hope for a better life to so many others in his home community.

Father Flavin had an inestimable role in bringing it about. That is a redemption story–another story of Christ working in one’s heart, drawing that heart to come closer to His own.

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“I love golf and I love church. I do both every day.”

Hollywood actor and former rap star Mark Wahlberg has attended Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, taking time out of the Australian promotional tour of his new film The Other Guys.

Wahlberg, 39, was at Mass on Monday, wearing his golf clothes after a game with co-star Will Ferrell, reports the Herald Sun.

“I love golf and I love church. I do both every day,” the committed Catholic and Calvin Klein underwear model said as he entered the cathedral.

Wahlberg, who was raised a Roman Catholic in Boston, is a former drug addict who had several run-ins with police as a teenager.

But he cleaned up his image and has settled down wife Rhea Durham and their four children.

The actor, formerly known as Marky Mark during his earlier years as a rap musician, arrived in Sydney on Sunday.

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