Browsing MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

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 »

Fr. Pecchie's Messge 04/05/20

Posted by Web Staff on 4/14/20

An anecdote from Roman history sheds an interesting light on Christ’s Palm Sunday victory parade. In 27 BC, Octavian, a great general of the late Roman Republic, was paraded around Rome in a chariot, while the Romans cheered his name. He was being honored by the Senate for avenging ... Read More »

The Octave of Easter: more than just a day

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 4/13/20

The Octave of Easter is one of the lesser known liturgical celebrations in the Catholic Church. It includes Easter Sunday and the seven days that follow, culminating in the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday (also known as the Second Sunday of Easter).

Starting from at least the 3rd or ... Read More »

Stations of the Cross in Times of Pandemic

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 4/10/20

Opening Prayer:

Lord Jesus, as we walk with you on your Way of the Cross, help us to see how your sacrifice gives meaning to our own difficult times as we suffer in so many ways from this worldwide pandemic. Your cross stands in the center of history, a ... Read More »

A Eucharistic Reflection

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 4/09/20

The Eucharist is one of many proofs that being a Christian means much more than just being nice. In the Eucharist Jesus Christ gives himself completely and unreservedly to each one of us. He comes into our lives! And when we receive him, we commit our lives to him. ... Read More »

Draw Close to Christ

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 4/07/20

  Tuesday of Holy Week Carey Boyzuck

 

 

When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant. One of his ... Read More »

A Fragrant Sacrifice

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 4/06/20

JMJ

My Dear Friends in Christ, A Scriptural Reflection by Carey Boyzuck

 

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 03/29/20 (part 2)

Posted by Web Staff on 3/30/20

I would like to share with you some words from Fr. George Rutler to help keep things in perspective: In any generation, crises provoke a reaction to the fact of human mortality.  In their anxiety, those unwilling to acknowledge, that tend to decry catastrophes as if they were intrusions ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 03/29/20 (part 1)

Posted by Web Staff on 3/30/20

The raising of Lazarus, today's Gospel, contains the shortest verse in the New Testament: "Jesus wept."  If the resurrection of Lazarus from the dead isn't enough to give us unlimited confidence in Christ, this verse should be more than enough.  Jesus is God, all-knowing and all-powerful.  And yet, in ... Read More »