Browsing MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

Fr. Pecchie's Message 02/14/21

Posted by Web Staff on 2/20/21

It is obvious that we should have unlimited confidence in God, but that is exactly why the devil tempts us against it, and that is why we need to be reminded that God always hears our prayers. In Scotland in the 1600s, Catholics were persecuted - priests and laity ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 02/07/21

Posted by Web Staff on 2/13/21

Jesus Christ was God-become-man in order to enable the fallen human race to find its way back to God. His human nature was infused with the power of His divine person. We see this, for example, in his miraculous cure of Simon Peter's mother-in-law, and in His many other ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 01/31/21

Posted by Web Staff on 2/06/21

Corinth was a busy and prosperous Greek city, a hub of trade and cultural exchange between the western and eastern Mediterranean. As in all such places, vice of every kind flourished there. And so these first Corinthian Christians found themselves fighting valiantly to live Christian lives in the midst ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 01/24/21

Posted by Web Staff on 1/31/21

In today’s First Reading the prophet Jonah begrudgingly warns the people of Nineveh that if they don’t repent of their sins, they’ll be destroyed. The Ninevites were enemies of Israel, which is why Jonah did not want them to be saved, but the Lord did. The Ninevites didn’t even ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 01/03/21

Posted by Web Staff on 1/26/21

Merry Christmas! For unto us is born a Savior! Christ the Lord ! Many thanks to all who showed such kindness to the Church and to me during this Christmas season.  I am grateful for your generosity and your desire to share your blessings with me.  Be assured of ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/27/20

Posted by Web Staff on 1/02/21

Merry Christmas! For unto us is born a Savior! Christ the Lord ! Today, within the Christmas Octave (meaning it is still Christmas), we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Against this bleak backdrop of society, the Church invites us all to look ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/20/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/27/20

King David was the greatest of Israel's Old Testament kings. Today's First Reading begins by telling us that when David received the wonderful Christmas prophecy about his descendent, Jesus, who would rule forever, he "was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/13/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/20/20

Today is Guadete Sunday! We adorn our Church in Rose colors, the third advent candle is lit and we realize our preparation is half way done. We have much joy and we rejoice (Gaudete). We will bless our Baby Jesus for our nativity scenes at home today as well. ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 12/06/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/17/20

God's tireless attention to us is shown forth eloquently in the lives of the saints, who are always striving to seek out the lost sheep and tend to the needs of those around them. St Louis IX, King of France in the thirteenth century, is a perfect example. His ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 11/29/20

Posted by Web Staff on 12/06/20

Maybe the most familiar and universal symbol of this beautiful season or preparation is the Advent wreath with its four candles, which Christians have been using for more than 1,000 years. But there is so much symbolism in the wreath, we often take it for granted. Its circular shape ... Read More »