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Biography and Profile

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 Peter

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 Priesthood.

After becoming 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 Evangelist Seminary.

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.


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