YEAR A: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF EASTER (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: LAST SUPPER DISCOURSE……”I am the way, the truth and the life. If you know me, you will know the Father also” BY: Fr. Joan SOLÀ i Triadú   HOMILY: Today, we celebrate the feast of Philip and James, Apostles. The Gospel refers to those chats Jesus used to have with the Apostles only, with the purpose of giving them a clear idea about himself and his Mission on Earth. For the Apostles were very much imbued with…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF EASTER (2)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF EASTER Intention for the Day: Prayer that the Lord will bless the work of our hands. Amen. BY: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare   HOMILY: Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker Readings: Acts 5:17-26; John 3:16-21(proper gospel :Mathew 13:54-58). Sometimes ago, the president of Nigeria says, Nigerian youths are lazy. There were large outcry with arguments flying in here and there. While we may argue and agree effectively that, such statement is a over generalisation and extreme one. We need to…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF EASTER (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: THE EXPERIENCE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 3:7-15) Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter In today’s Gospel Jesus continues His dialogue with Nicodemus. Here we have a respected Jew listening and giving Jesus a chance to enlighten him. Jesus presents to Nicodemus the importance in believing and reflecting on what we experience by seeing, touching, hearing, smelling and feeling. As human beings, we make conclusions by virtue of what we experience. Once we have…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER (2)

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: That Night, They Caught Nothing BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat; but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, ‘Children, have you any fish?’ They answered him, ‘No.’” (John 21:3-5) In our…

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured. “The perpetrators of the attack that targeted nationals of the countries of the coalitions and Christians in Sri Lanka before yesterday are fighters from the Islamic State,” the Islamic State said through its Aamaq news agency April 23. Sri Lankan officials suspected the local Islamist group, the National Thowheed Jamath, of carrying out the attacks, but one government spokesman added that it was likely that an…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (7)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY HOMILY THEME: HALLELUJAH! THE LORD HAS RISEN AS HE SAID! BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M.   HOMILY: A very happy Easter to you my dearest friends! Last night during the Vigil, the mother of all vigils, which started with the solemn blessing of the fire and the subsequent procession into the church, there came the proclamation of the Exultet, which was a glorious invitation for us all to join the Heavenly powers in rejoicing. The line that says: “let this holy building shake with…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (6)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY HOMILY THEME: Let Your Life Henceforth, Proclaim that Jesus is Alive. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that he is the one ordained by God to be the judge of the living and the dead.” (Acts 10:42) With every sense of joy and excitement, I say a big Happy Easter to you all. Now that lent is over, the question on our minds is “What next?” This is where our readings today…

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HOMILY FOR GOOD FRIDAY (3)

HOMILY FOR GOOD FRIDAY HOMILY THEME: 10 POINTS FOR GOOD FRIDAY REFLECTION BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: Jewish people had a tradition of having a scapegoat. The Hebrew name for the scapegoat is Sair La-azazel. The Jews heaped their sins on the scapegoat and usually send the scapegoat into the wilderness. The word scapegoat is now known to be anyone who takes away the blame and iniquity of the people. On Good Friday we remember the death of Jesus. He was like a scapegoat who was innocent but suffered…

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HOMILY FOR HOLY THURSDAY (4)

HOMILY FOR HOLY THURSDAY HOMILY THEME: NEW MANDATE BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: Lord’s Supper (Last supper) is one of the most famous paintings in the world. There are different versions of this painting, but Leonardo da Vinci’s is about the most famous. It took Da Vinci three years to complete the painting, and like any piece of art, this painting has been a subject of different interpretations. However, what is most important is that the event of the Last Supper was a very significant event in the life…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (1)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY HOMILY THEME: “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.” (John 20:1) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: “Three seasoned ministers, popular pastors of large churches in a Midwestern city and also friends of many years, responded to a request for a group appearance on a TV talk show. In the course of animated conversation about the joys, sorrows and challenges…

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