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
Immaculate Conception December 8, 2023:
9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Daily Mass: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am
Sunday Mass: 7:30 am, 9:00 am (Bilingual), 10:30 am
Saturday: Confessions: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Church
Sunday Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm
Parish Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
December 3, 2023
First Sunday of Advent
Today’s Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent urges us to be watchful and alert! We must not only watch for Christ but watch with Christ. This watching is not a passive “wait and see what happens” approach to life. Instead, we must be vigilant and active in prayer that “His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The Advent Season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to the second coming of Christ. Jesus wants us to be alert and watchful for His second coming. He calls to us each and every day and knocks on the door of our hearts. Listen for His voice and welcome Him into your life.
If our hearts and minds are fixed on Jesus and His word, then we will be ready for the work of His grace in our lives. Those who wait with faith and hope will not be disappointed. The choices we make in our lives can either lead us toward God and His will for us, or they can lead us in a direction that is opposed to God. Let the words of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit who dwells in you draw you to a deeper faith and a yearning for His kingdom. Be vigilant, be alert, and be watchmen! Wait upon the Lord, for the day will come when He brings you to His banquet table to feast with Him.
Have a blessed Advent Season!
Copyright © 2023 Servants of the Word, source: dailyscripture.net, author Don Schwager.
Fr. Edward Domme