HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) TOPIC: THE MINISTRY OF LOVE AND SERVICE OF JESUS

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B TOPIC: THE MINISTRY OF LOVE AND SERVICE OF JESUS BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Mk 1:29-39 Message # 113: “What Are You Afraid Of?” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother acknowledges the fact that we are living in difficult and troubled times. This is particularly true with regards to her children who try their best to faithfully live the Gospel. She mentions about the violence of the world, the attacks of Satan, the errors being spread all…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: THE BEST LEADERSHIP ADVICE 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE BEST LEADERSHIP ADVICE BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do.” 1 Kings 2:2-3. As David was about to die, he called his Son Solomon and gave him…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: WHEN A SUCCESSFUL MAN DIES 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: WHEN A SUCCESSFUL MAN DIES BY: Rev. Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (1 KINGS 2:1-4,10-12) All deaths are not the same. Some die accomplished while some die with regrets. Those who die accomplished leave their success behind for their successors to carry on while those that die with regrets leave a bleak future for their successors to grapple with. The charge and instructions which David, when he was dying, gave to Solomon, his son and declared successor was…

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First Dutch Dominican ordained in 20 years

Dominicans in the Netherlands are celebrating their first ordination in more than 20 years after a revival in vocations. Brother Richard Steenvoorde, ordained as a deacon at Blackfriars, Oxford, last month, is one of eight men to have entered formation since 2013, after a long period in which there were no new members. The vocations followed the election of a provincial, Fr René Dinklo – at the time the youngest member of a province in which the average age was 81. Fr Dinklo decided to re-open the novitiate, which meant…

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Significant rise in marriage annulment requests

Requests for annulments in Britain and Ireland have risen following the introduction of reforms ordered by Pope Francis. Figures released by the British and Irish diocesan tribunals show a significant increase in applications for annulments in 2016. This marks a reversal of a decades-long decline in annulment cases reflecting a decline in Catholic marriages. The number of cases pending in England and Wales at the end of 2016 was 727, a sharp rise from the 639 cases pending at the start of the year; 607 new cases were introduced during…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: SHARE YOUR FAITH; PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: SHARE YOUR FAITH; PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 6:7-13) In the day’s Gospel Jesus empowered and sent the apostles to proclaim the Good News and heal the sick to everyone. It is very interesting that He commanded not to bring things which a usual traveller brings. The apostles were told to practically just bring themselves and rely on families and communities who will accommodate them. The purpose is clear: Jesus…

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Reading for Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (1 Kings 2: 1-4, 10-12) Responsorial Psalm: (1 Chronicles 29: 10, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcd) Gospel: (Mark 6: 7-13)   First Reading: (1 Kings 2: 1-4, 10-12) And the days of David drew nigh that he should die, and he charged his son Solomon, saying: I am going the way of all flesh: take thou courage, and shew thyself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and observe his ceremonies, and his precepts, and judgments, and testimonies, as it is written in the…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: "HE CURED MANY WHO WERE SICK WITH VARIOUS DISEASES, AND HE DROVE OUT MANY DEMONS." (Mark 1:34)

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “HE CURED MANY WHO WERE SICK WITH VARIOUS DISEASES, AND HE DROVE OUT MANY DEMONS.” (Mark 1:34) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 1:29-39 Ministering as a chaplain on hospital psychiatric units has been a most rewarding experience for me over the many years and in the many hospitals I’ve served. I can still recall a long-ago weekly Spirituality Group I facilitated at an Indiana hospital that proved the truth of Friedrich Nietzsche’s words: “What does not destroy…

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