Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
811 Guaymas Place NE, Albuquerque NM 87108
Telephone: Parish (505)-256-9818 School (505)-256-3167
Mass and Confession Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday Vigil
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am (Bilingual), 10:30 am
Weekday: Monday – Friday 9:00 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Church
Parish Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
August 14, 2022
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The image of fire in biblical times was often associated with God and his action in the world. God sometimes manifested his presence by fire, such as God’s revelation to Moses through the burning bush in the wilderness, which was not consumed with flames (Exodus 3:2). Fire is also a sign of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. We can see from both the Old and New Testaments that God’s fire purifies and cleanses to wash away sin.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus spoke about wanting to set the world on fire and cause division within families. The essence of Christianity is loyalty to Christ – a loyalty that takes precedence over every other relationship. A true disciple loves God above all else and is willing to forsake all for Jesus Christ. Seek to please God and respect his loving plan for your life. Commit your ways to him, obey his word, and you will find true peace, joy, and happiness in God’s kingdom.
copyright © 2021 Servants of the Word, source: dailyscripture.net, author Don Schwager
Fr. Edward Domme