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Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
811 Guaymas Place NE
Albuquerque, NM  87108
Telephone (505)256-9818

 

 

Mass Schedule
Confessions:        Saturday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm 
Sunday Mass Obligation: 5:00 pm Saturday 
Sunday Masses:  7:30 am, 9:00 am and 10:30 am 
Weekday Mass:   Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am

 

 

August 7, 2020

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Truly You Are The Son of Man!

Truly You Are The Son of Man!

It was at Jesus’ initiative that the disciples sailed across the lake, only to find themselves in a life-threatening storm. Although they were experienced fishermen, they feared for their lives. While Jesus was not with them in the boat, he, nonetheless watched for them in prayer. When he perceived their trouble he came to them on the sea and startled them with his sudden appearance. Do you look for the Lord’s presence when you encounter difficulty or challenges?

Fight fear with faith
This dramatic incident on the sea of Galilee revealed Peter’s character more fully than others. Here we see Peter’s impulsiveness – his tendency to act without thinking of what he was doing. He often failed and came to grief as a result of his impulsiveness. In contrast, Jesus always bade his disciples to see how difficult it was to follow him before they set out on the way he taught them. A great deal of failure in the Christian life is due to acting on impulse and emotional fervor without counting the cost. Peter, fortunately in the moment of his failure clutched at Jesus and held him firmly. Every time Peter fell, he rose again. His failures only made him love the Lord more deeply and trust him more intently.

The Lord keeps watch over us at all times, and especially in our moments of temptation and difficulty. Do you rely on the Lord for his strength and help? Jesus assures us that we have no need of fear if we trust in Him and in His great love for us. When calamities or trials threaten to overwhelm you, how do you respond? With faith and hope in God’s love, care, and presence with you?

copyright © 2020 Servants of the Word, source:  dailyscripture.net, author Don Schwager

 

 

Fr. Edward Domme 
Pastor

 

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 9, 2020