Browsing MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

Fr. Pecchie's Message 05/17/20

Posted by Web Staff on 5/30/20

Growing in Christian maturity, both as individuals and as a community, is hard work, and it lasts our whole life long. God assists us with His grace, but He doesn't do it all for us. It's like being an artist. God gives artists the gift of artistic talent, but ... Read More »

The Widows Mite

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 5/19/20

I am grateful to all who have been continuing to the support the church with your offerings; either by dropping it in the box at Church, online giving, in the office mailbox or by regular snail mail, your continued support has been a tremendous blessing. In talking to other ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 05/10/20

Posted by Web Staff on 5/16/20

            Growing in Christian maturity, both as individuals and as a community, is hard work, and it lasts our whole life long. God assists us with His grace, but He doesn't do it all for us. It's like being an artist. God gives artists the gift of artistic talent, ... Read More »

As I was Saying . . .St Ambrose

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 5/13/20

As I was saying…” That, more or less, is how Saint Athanasius began his homily each time he returned from exile. Over seventeen years, he was banished five times by four Roman emperors for reasons political and theological, but he persisted in defying the heresy of the powerful Arians ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 05/03/20

Posted by Web Staff on 5/09/20

            There is a pithy old Latin phrase that expresses this truth: "per crucem ad lucem". Translated, it means: "through the cross into the light." That was Christ's path: from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. It has also been the Church's path throughout history: from persecution to prosperity. Another ancient ... Read More »

Mass Opening - Part 2

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 5/07/20

Here are some more guidelines to prepare for our Church opening on Monday, May 11th: When you arrive, please sit in pews, noting you may not be able to sit in the same place you usually sit.   Pews available for sitting in are marked (something learned in this is ... Read More »

Mass is Opening to the Public

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 5/06/20

As we have heard yesterday, our Bishop is opening up daily Masses Monday through Saturday for the public.  (This does not include Saturday 4:00 p.m. Mass which is still suspended). This is great news!  But it also comes with challenges.  Please be aware that this has never happened before ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 04/26/20

Posted by Web Staff on 5/02/20

            The most important event of the Old Testament is the perfect illustration of this Christian truth: the Exodus.  God freed his Chosen People from slavery in Egypt, but then they had to travel through the desert for forty years, experiencing hardship after hardship, before God led them into the ... Read More »

A Word on St Joseph

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 4/30/20

St. Joseph is called “hope for the sick.” Now, you could say that about all saints, because they all bring God’s “salvation” (from the Latin salus, or “health”) to an infected world. The name “Jesus” means “God saves,” or “God makes whole,” “God makes healthy.” The saints provide Jesus ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 04/19/20

Posted by Web Staff on 4/25/20

            Eight days ago we and all the rest of the 1.3 billion Catholics throughout the world gazed with wonder and gratitude on the Resurrection of our Lord. Today, we turn our eyes back to the little group of Apostles who, eight days after Easter Sunday, were gathered once ... Read More »