Mark Wahlberg for Parade Magazine. Photo Credit: Parade Images
Mark Wahlberg for Parade Magazine. Photo Credit: Parade Images

Mark Wahlberg is upfront about how central faith plays in his life, admitting he often goes to church twice on Sundays.

The Lone Survivor star, who has four children, Ella, 10, Michael, seven, Brendan, five, and Grace, three, with his wife Rhea Durham, is extremely religious and his Catholic faith is "the most important" part of his life.

The 42-year-old actor told Parade magazine: "It's the most important part of my life. I don't try to push it on anybody and I don't try to hide it.

"If the kids are good, I'll have doughnuts for them at 6:30 in the morning, and I'll say, 'You guys gotta let Mommy sleep in!' I'll go to church at 7:30 and everybody will be eating breakfast when I come home. "

"Then we'll go to church again at 10:30, if things aren't too hectic. Or if one of the kids has a game we'll watch them play. It's a nice family day."

Mark Wahlberg with his sons Michael and Brendan. Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Pain & Gain star likes to spend as much time as possible with his family when he isn't working.

Asked who is in his entourage, he said: "My wife, the kids, and a wonderful nanny. When I'm filming, all the guys are with me; but if I'm not at work, I'm with my family."

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Despite his success, the former rapper and underwear model, who lives in Boston, is still very ambitious.

"I don't think it was customary for people from a music background to be accepted in film in a serious way.
Considering what I had to overcome, I've had plenty to motivate me. Even more so today--I'm passionate about what I do. I'm a little older, but I'm not getting lazy."

Setting a good example for his four children with wife Rhea Durham was the motivation behind Wahlberg's getting his high-school diploma, which he received in June.

"I didn't want the kids saying, 'You didn't do it, so why do I need it?' They are all wanting to do things in their future that require an education," Wahlberg told WHO.

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