If you died today, are you ready? Pope Francis asks

On Sunday Pope Francis encouraged people not to wait to reflect on their lives, but to ask themselves: If this was my last day on earth, am I prepared? Am I cooperating with God’s grace? “It would be nice to think a little bit: one day will be the last. If it was today, am I prepared?” he asked Nov. 12. “Here, therefore, is the meaning of being wise and prudent: it is not to wait for the last moment of our life to cooperate with the grace of God,…

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HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE THIRTY-SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: BE AGENTS OF RECONCILIATION

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE THIRTY-SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: BE AGENTS OF RECONCILIATION BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 17:1-6) In the day’s Gospel Jesus stresses on our responsibility not to be the cause of sin and be constant agents of reconciliation. He gives great caution to those who are the reason for others to sin for they deserve the worst punishment. He is short of saying that being the cause, they are as guilty, if not more guilty, as the sinner. While Jesus accepts…

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Reading for Monday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: USA: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin. Liturgical Colour: white First Reading: (Wisdom 1: 1-7) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 139: 1b-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10) Gospel: (Luke 17: 1-6)

First Reading: (Wisdom 1: 1-7) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 139: 1b-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10) Gospel: (Luke 17: 1-6)   First Reading: (Wisdom 1: 1-7) Love justice, you that are the judges of the earth. Think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in simplicity of heart. For he is found by them that tempt him not: and he sheweth himself to them that have faith in him. For perverse thoughts separate from God: and his power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise: For wisdom will not enter into a malicious soul,…

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HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (10)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: SPIRITUAL INSIGHT BY: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare HOMILY: Readings: Wisdom 6:12-16; 1Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Some things cannot be shared, each one has to possess it by himself. One of those things is being wise, knowledge, and what is called common sense. If one doesn’t have it, there is no way out or substitute for it. When one doesn’t know something, he doesn’t know it unless he is being taught. There is a saying in Yoruba that “ogbon…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (9) HOMILY THEME: HUMAN RITUAL

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: HUMAN RITUAL BY: Fr. Brian Wideman HOMILY: This past week we had prayer services at all five of our cemeteries. And the Scripture reading for these services was our Second Reading from today: “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be unaware…” And then at the service we offered prayers, we spoke aloud the names of deceased loved ones, we prayed a Litany of Saints, said the Our Father, and then some closing prayers. There’s something of…

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HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (8) HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT BY: Fr. Cyril Unachukwu CCE HOMILY: The sole purpose of our earthly life is to live with the fullness of Life for all eternity. Earthly life is a preparation to achieve this goal and this preparation must be done with alertness and attentiveness. May we never miss out in the greatest achievement of going in to live in the fullness of Life with the eternal Bridegroom; Amen. We are gradually coming to the end of the…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (7) HOMILY THEME: KEEPING AWAKE FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: KEEPING AWAKE FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike HOMILY: God’s word today calls us to be prepared and ready for the hour of the Lords second coming. Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel presents us with how to make this preparation and the need for it (Matt 25, 1-13). The how of this preparation is shown in the readiness of the five wise virgins who did not only get their lamps ready but also went…

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