The Reverend Peter Julian McGechie
The Diocese of the Northwest
Peter Julian McGechie
was born on April 19, 1949 in Broxburn Scotland to Francis and Jean
Boag McGechie. Peter is one of five of the McGechie children.
Peter did his combined
elementary and high school education Sts Nicholas and John Cantius
School in Broxburn.
It was during his high
school years that Peter discovered and embraced his vocation.
After high school, Peter entered into the Congregation of the
Blessed Sacrament in Scotland and in 1975, he came to the United
States and began his theological studies at Catholic Theological
Union in Chicago.
In 1980 Peter journeyed
back to private life and he began a successful career in Retail and
Antiques in the Chicagoland area for the next twenty-three years
In 2003 Peter began to
re-embrace his vocation to ministry and service. He became
Verger at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement in Chicago and was
responsible for many elements of the liturgical life of that
community. During this period of Peter's life, it also became
obvious that his vocation was continuing to call him to the
acquainted with and assisting the mission Church of the Holy Family,
Peter became of member of the Evangelical Catholic Church in 2010
and began his preparations for Ordination to the Deaconate.
Peter was ordained
Deacon on September 10th, 2010. After Peter's time
as deacon, he was ordained
Priest to the Priesthood on
May 31st, 2012.
After reviewing and
evaluating Peter's academic records, Peter completed his
requirements for his Masters of Divinity with St. John the
Father Peter's current
ministry is that of Associate Pastor of the Church of the Holy
Family in Chicago and providing pastoral and sacramental care at
area nursing homes.
Father Peter also serves
as Administrative Assistant to the Bishop.
Videos of Father Peter's
ordinations and Mass of Thanksgiving are available on YouTUBE.