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Saint Peter The Apostle Catholic Church

Serving Lake Gaston
Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston Church Ministries

Mass Schedule
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM
  • Weekdays:
    • Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 AM
  • Holy Days as announced
  • Wednesday: After 9:00am Mass
  • Thursday: After 9:00am Mass
  • First Saturday of the Month at 4:30pm
  • By Appointment
Adoration / Benediction / Rosary
  • First Thursday of each month, after 9:00am Mass
Ministry To The Sick
  • Anointing of the sick on request

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time - February 10, 2019

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Focusing the Gospel

Key words and phrases: Getting into one of the boats, at your command, I am a sinful man, left everything and followed him

To the point: In this Gospel story Peter begins by allowing Jesus to take command of his boat. He moves to allowing Jesus to take command of his heart, openly confessing the truth about himself (“I am a sinful man”). Finally, he allows Jesus to take command of his whole life (“left everything and followed him”). Like Peter, we are to allow Jesus to take command of us—our possessions, our hearts, our lives.

To the First Reading: Both Isaiah and Peter declare themselves to be sinful people. But the call of God comes to sinful people and in diverse places (Temple, boats). The call depends not on the individual or the place, but on the graciousness of God.

To Experience: Too often we feel the burden of discipleship rests solely on our own shoulders. The gospel depicts Jesus initiating the call—he comes to Peter at his boat; he invites Peter to follow. Our discipleship rests upon Jesus long before we begin to follow.