Browsing the 2021 archive of MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/21/21

Posted by Web Staff on 12/01/21

There are three ways to understand the word "truth." And the fundamental truth that "God is love" fits into all three. First, truth can refer to facts, to the way things are. Jesus on the cross bears witness to the fact that God is not primarily power, anger, or ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/14/21

Posted by Web Staff on 11/23/21

These words of our Lord were spoken at the very end of His earthly life, just a few days before His crucifixion. His main point is that with His death and resurrection the Old Covenant will end, and the New Covenant, the age of the Church, will begin. This ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/07/21

Posted by Web Staff on 11/17/21

It is hard for us to believe that we could ever become as despicable as the scribes, but we can. When Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary, giving her the famous revelations of his Sacred Heart, He told the saint many interesting things. He told her, for example, the ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 10/31/21

Posted by Web Staff on 11/07/21

How can we measure how much we love God? How can we know? We all love God to some extent - otherwise we wouldn't be here right now. But how much? How mature is our love for God?   St. Teresa of Avila, the amazing reformer and Doctor of ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 10/24/21

Posted by Web Staff on 11/03/21

Like the blind beggar in the Gospel today, St Catherine of Genoa is another example of placing full confidence in the Lord. She was an elegant, fashionable young noblewoman from Renaissance Italy. Her family arranged a marriage for her, but it was an arrangement based on political factors more ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 10/17/21

Posted by Web Staff on 11/03/21

Sometimes it's hard for us to trust in God because we can't see where He is leading us. But Christ's sufferings are our insurance policy: wherever He leads us, He will never abandon us. Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote a powerful prayer that captures this childlike confidence in God: ... Read More »

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 »