Browsing MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

Fr. Pecchie's Message 01/03/21

Posted by Web Staff on 1/26/21

Merry Christmas! For unto us is born a Savior! Christ the Lord ! Many thanks to all who showed such kindness to the Church and to me during this Christmas season.  I am grateful for your generosity and your desire to share your blessings with me.  Be assured of ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/27/20

Posted by Web Staff on 1/02/21

Merry Christmas! For unto us is born a Savior! Christ the Lord ! Today, within the Christmas Octave (meaning it is still Christmas), we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Against this bleak backdrop of society, the Church invites us all to look ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/20/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/27/20

King David was the greatest of Israel's Old Testament kings. Today's First Reading begins by telling us that when David received the wonderful Christmas prophecy about his descendent, Jesus, who would rule forever, he "was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/13/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/20/20

Today is Guadete Sunday! We adorn our Church in Rose colors, the third advent candle is lit and we realize our preparation is half way done. We have much joy and we rejoice (Gaudete). We will bless our Baby Jesus for our nativity scenes at home today as well. ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/06/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/17/20

God's tireless attention to us is shown forth eloquently in the lives of the saints, who are always striving to seek out the lost sheep and tend to the needs of those around them. St Louis IX, King of France in the thirteenth century, is a perfect example. His ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/29/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/06/20

Maybe the most familiar and universal symbol of this beautiful season or preparation is the Advent wreath with its four candles, which Christians have been using for more than 1,000 years. But there is so much symbolism in the wreath, we often take it for granted. Its circular shape ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/22/20

Posted by Web Staff on 11/28/20

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King! It is the culmination of our liturgical year! Christ is the King of Kings! Is He truly our King? Does He reign over all aspects of our life? Probably not! On this feast the Church asks us to ponder anew ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/15/20

Posted by Web Staff on 11/21/20

Thanks to the St. Anthony the Abbot Family Ministry: JMJ Hernando for the great All Saints Festival.  Hopefully we can make it an annual event. Every day we all have opportunities to help those around us get rid of the wrong idea of God and build up the right ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/08/20

Posted by Web Staff on 11/17/20

When Pope John Paul II was dying, the doctors were treating him with pain killers and other chemicals to hold him together as long as they could. At one point, he had simply had enough, and he waved them away, knowing that his moment had come. And his last ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/01/20

Posted by Web Staff on 11/10/20

Looking to the saints reminds us that in the end Christ is always victorious; that the "gates of hell" cannot resist the power of God's grace. The origins of today's liturgical celebration are a striking example of that truth. The Church began celebrating this Solemnity in Rome, in the ... Read More »