Fr. Pecchie's Messge 10/10/21

Posted by Web Staff on 10/21/21

Imagine that you are in a cafe holding a mug full of warm coffee. Now, you like coffee and are used to coffee, but in the back of your mind you are convinced that there may be something that will satisfy your thirst better than coffee. So you bring ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 10/03/21

Posted by Web Staff on 10/13/21

The Book of Genesis actually contains two accounts of creation. The first account takes a bird's eye view. It is the account we are most familiar with, the one that goes through six days in which God simply spoke and created the different parts of the universe. This is the play-by-play account of creation. The second ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 09/26/21

Posted by Web Staff on 10/06/21

When we think about our own sins, we have a tendency to play down how horrible they really are. But every sin is destructive; it is a rebellion against God, our Creator and Redeemer. And we should be grateful that the Church is courageous enough to remind us of ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 09/19/21

Posted by Web Staff on 9/28/21

The life of every Christian is like the Eucharist. On the outside, the Eucharist looks entirely worthless.   It is flimsy, pale, plain, and fragile. Yet, beneath those unimpressive appearances is God himself, Jesus Christ, the creator and redeemer of the Eucharist. When God reigns in our hearts, we ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 09/12/21

Posted by Web Staff on 9/18/21

"You are thinking not as God does, but as man does."  In other words, God's ways differ from our ways, and we need to learn to follow Him and not ourselves. Christ teaches this lesson in the context of His own passion and death, which He has just predicted to His ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 09/05/21

Posted by Web Staff on 9/11/21

One of the most famous examples of God's hankering after the heart is found in the Old Testament, in the story of King David. We all remember how King Saul, the first king of ancient Israel, became corrupt. When his corruption led him into outright disobedience to God's specific ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 08/29/21

Posted by Web Staff on 9/04/21

Today we have the encounter of Jesus and the Pharisees. Jesus sums up His critique of these Pharisees by pointing out that they "disregard God's commandment, but cling to human traditions." Throughout this whole exchange, Jesus uses that same definitive tone. He is not merely arguing with the Pharisees, as if ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 08/22/21

Posted by Web Staff on 9/02/21

Testing doesn't always come in ways that we expect. We tend to think of difficulties, injustices, struggles, and suffering as the usual challenges to our faith. But sometimes success and prosperity can be equally challenging. That's what happened to Joshua and the people of Israel in today's First Reading. ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 08/15/21

Posted by Web Staff on 8/27/21

Christ packs three momentous lessons into this discourse on the Eucharist in today's Gospel passage. First, He points out the mystery of faith, that no one can believe in Him "unless he is drawn by the Father." Faith in Jesus Christ supplies us with life's only dependable fuel, and ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 08/08/21

Posted by Web Staff on 8/14/21

August 8th is the Feast Day of St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers and my Favorite Saint after Mary and Joseph. In the 12th canto of the Paradiso, the poet Dante speaks of the legacy of St. Dominic to the Catholic Church: “Then with both learning ... Read More »