Mark Wahlberg Gives Homily in Mass as ‘Father Stu’ in Exclusive Movie Sneak Peek

Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) in Columbia Pictures' FATHER STU / Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Are you familiar with Montana priest Father Stu’s amazing story?

Upon facing death after hit by a car, former boxer Father Stu said he had a “religious experience” in the hospital, and converted to Catholicism. He realized his call to the priesthood during his baptism.

Mark Wahlberg portrays the late priest in the upcoming movie, “Father Stu.” Mel Gibson also portrays Father Stu’s father, Bill Long.

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The film follows Stu’s journey to the priesthood, the suffering he endured after his inclusion body myositis diagnosis, and the incredible impact he made on his community.

Sony Pictures provided ChurchPOP with an exclusive never-before-seen movie clip. In the clip, Mark Wahlberg portrays Stu as a seminarian preaching about forgiveness to a congregation during Mass.

Here’s the clip below:

Courtesy of Sony Pictures

“God’s forgiveness is contingent upon us forgiving others,” Father Stu (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg) says in the clip.

“It ain’t easy to do. Truth is, we ain’t got no power to do it ourselves…It’s all God’s grace. You’ve just got to let him in. He’ll do the heavy lifting.”

‘Father Stu’ exclusively hits movie theaters on April 13. 

Here’s the trailer below:

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What do you think of Father Stu’s story?

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[See also: Mark Wahlberg Portrays Catholic Priest in New Movie Dropping in April 2022]

[See also: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson to Star in New Film About Boxer-Turned-Priest Fr. Stuart Long]

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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.