Sunday, August 9, 2020 - The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today's Gospel reading is from Matthew - continuing the story of the loaves and fishes and how Jesus fed a crowd of fifteen thousand with five loaves and two fishes. After the people were fed, Jesus commanded the disciples to get into a boat and proceed to the other side. Meanwhile, Jesus went to the mountain to pray alone. The boat was being tossed by waves. Jesus walked on the water toward the boat and the disciples were terrified, thinking he was a ghost. Jesus told them to have courage and not to be afraid. Peter asked Jesus to prove it was he by commanding him to walk toward Jesus on the water. Jesus did so and Peter walked on the water! He was frightened by the wind and begged Jesus to save him. Of course, Jesus did so and when they both returned to the boat safely, the other disciplies proclaimed "Truly, you are the Son of God."
Our readings are: 1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A; Psalm 85 (Lord, let us see your kindness , and grant us your salvation); Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33
Saturday, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption. It is a holy day of obligation. The vigil mass will be offered on Friday, August 14, at 6:00 p.m.
Peace to all!