Browsing MESSAGES FROM FR. PECCHIE

Fr. Pecchie's Message 06/28/20

Posted by Web Staff on 7/06/20

One of St. Paul's most famous phrases summarizes an essential Christian truth. In his Letter to the Romans, Chapter 8 verse 18 - just two chapters after the passage we just heard proclaimed - St. Paul writes: "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 06/21/20

Posted by Web Staff on 6/27/20

Cardinal Joseph Van Thuan [twahn], the Vietnamese cardinal who spent thirteen years in prison under the Communists, used to say that this is one of the ever present signs of the true Church. He used to say that the true Church founded by Christ is one, holy, catholic, and ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 06/14/20

Posted by Web Staff on 6/21/20

During Pope Benedict's visit to the United States, he had a meeting in Washington DC with leaders of different religions. At that meeting, he encouraged everyone present not to be afraid to speak about the real differences between the different religions. He said, "Dear friends, in our attempt to ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 05/31/20

Posted by Web Staff on 6/17/20

For the ancient Jews, Pentecost was one of the top three religious holidays. It had two important meanings. First, on Pentecost, 50 days after the Passover (the word "Pentecost" comes from the Greek for "fifty"), the first fruits of the spring grain harvest were offered to God in a ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 05/17/20

Posted by Web Staff on 5/30/20

Growing in Christian maturity, both as individuals and as a community, is hard work, and it lasts our whole life long. God assists us with His grace, but He doesn't do it all for us. It's like being an artist. God gives artists the gift of artistic talent, but ... Read More »

The Widows Mite

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 5/19/20

I am grateful to all who have been continuing to the support the church with your offerings; either by dropping it in the box at Church, online giving, in the office mailbox or by regular snail mail, your continued support has been a tremendous blessing. In talking to other ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 05/10/20

Posted by Web Staff on 5/16/20

            Growing in Christian maturity, both as individuals and as a community, is hard work, and it lasts our whole life long. God assists us with His grace, but He doesn't do it all for us. It's like being an artist. God gives artists the gift of artistic talent, ... Read More »

As I was Saying . . .St Ambrose

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 5/13/20

As I was saying…” That, more or less, is how Saint Athanasius began his homily each time he returned from exile. Over seventeen years, he was banished five times by four Roman emperors for reasons political and theological, but he persisted in defying the heresy of the powerful Arians ... Read More »

Fr. Pecchie's Message 05/03/20

Posted by Web Staff on 5/09/20

            There is a pithy old Latin phrase that expresses this truth: "per crucem ad lucem". Translated, it means: "through the cross into the light." That was Christ's path: from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. It has also been the Church's path throughout history: from persecution to prosperity. Another ancient ... Read More »

Mass Opening - Part 2

Posted by Fr. Paul Pecchie on 5/07/20

Here are some more guidelines to prepare for our Church opening on Monday, May 11th: When you arrive, please sit in pews, noting you may not be able to sit in the same place you usually sit.   Pews available for sitting in are marked (something learned in this is ... Read More »