Browsing the September 2021 archive of MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

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 »