Browsing the August 2021 archive of MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

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 »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 08/01/21

Posted by Web Staff on 8/08/21

Last week Jesus performed the multiplication of the loaves, and all the people who witnessed the amazing miracle wanted to make Jesus king. Making Jesus king was the same thing as asking Him to lead them in a revolution against the Roman Empire. The Israelites at that period in ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 07/25/21

Posted by Web Staff on 8/02/21

Five loaves and two fish cannot feed a crowd of five thousand men (plus at least as many women and children). It is impossible. Not even a year's salary (the equivalent of two hundred denarii) could buy enough for such a feast, as Philip nervously points out. Yet, when ... Read More »