HOMILY FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. (2) HOMILY THEME: WHEN MEN WERE ASLEEP...

HOMILY FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A HOMILY THEME: WHEN MEN WERE ASLEEP… BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: Matthew 13:24-43 Recall that last Sunday we discussed the parable of the sower which can also be called the parable of the land. Recall that some seeds fell on the highway, some on rocky land, some on the thorny land, and some made it to the good soil. Today the parable of the wheat and the weed tells us what happened to the seed that made it to…

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HOMILY FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. (1)

HOMILY FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: Hell is Real! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mt 13:24-43 An elderly lady looked worried as she celebrated her 90th birthday. Her daughter asked her, “Mom, it’s your birthday. But you don’t look happy. What seems to be worrying you?” The old lady replied, “It’s because I’m getting so old already. I’m the only one left behind. All my friends, I suppose, may now be in heaven. And I’m afraid they could be thinking I did not make…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (4) HOMILY THEME: Fruitfulness, a sign of a successful Christian Life.

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A HOMILY THEME: Fruitfulness, a sign of a successful Christian Life. BY: Fr Cyril Unachukwu CCE HOMILY: May the seeds of the Word of God in us never be suffocated by the constantly roaming forces of darkness but rather bear the desired fruits for which they were sown; Amen. In the Gospels, sometimes, Jesus taught his apostles and all his followers with the help of parables. In Scripture, a parable “is a short story whose purpose is to explain a difficult concept with a simpler…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (3) HOMILY THEME: THE WORD ON PURPOSE

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A HOMILY THEME: THE WORD ON PURPOSE BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika HOMILY: Sometime in 2017, it was a hot afternoon, a woman was struggling to make some sales in one of the local markets before the news came from a neighbour that her son who traveled overseas more than 5 years ago without communication was back. She was overwhelmed with joy as she packed her goods and even forgot to collect money from some of her customers as she hurried home.…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. (2)

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A HOMILY THEME: New Evangelization BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas HOMILY: Mt 13:1-23 A journalist was interested in writing about prison life. He began interviewing the inmates. He asked one prisoner, “Do you watch television here?” “Yes, but only in the daytime,” the inmate replied, “because at night we are not anymore allowed to get out of our cells and so we don’t get to see any television.” “Oh, what a pity,” the reporter said, “But I think it is right in letting…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH (15TH) SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: PLANTING SEEDS

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: PLANTING SEEDS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: PERSONAL FAMILY EXPERIENCE The story of the farmer who went out to sow seed reminds me of my personal experience when growing up in Malumfashi, Katsina State Nigeria. Malumfashi is a fertile area where all kinds of crops are planted and these include corn, beans, guinea corn, cotton and ground nuts (pea nuts). In fact, a majority of the people are engaged in agriculture in the local government area. Before…

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A (4) HOMILY THEME: Spiritual Nourishment

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A HOMILY THEME: Spiritual Nourishment BY:  Fr Cyril Unachukwu   HOMILY: With joy and trust, let us go to the temple of the Lord God today, to encounter in a most special way our Creator, our Saviour and our Redeemer. As we come towards Him, we lay our intentions on His Altar, certain that He will hear us. May we never leave His Temple unsatisfied and unfilled; Amen. In the world today, as it has always been, there is one thing that…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. (3) HOMILY THEME: SO, WHAT IS HUMILITY?

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: SO, WHAT IS HUMILITY? BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Could you please define the word humility in your own words? Every religion and culture preaches or encourages humility, but a renowned Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche suspects the idea of humility when he says: “He that humbles himself wishes to be exalted.” On a positive note Jesus says: “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exhausted” (Matthew 23:12). The life of Jesus…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. (2)

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: Every burden is light for the humble.  BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: 1. Zechariah 9:9-10 2.Romans 8:9.11-13 3.Matthew 11:25-30 Today, we are reflecting on burdens. A little confession: writing this homily was a burden to me because of the weekly yoke of activities. There’s this story of a man who once met a boy carrying a smaller crippled boy on his back. “Why are you carrying such a heavy load?” Exclaimed the man. “He is not heavy; he’s my…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH (14TH) SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: Come to Me!

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH (14TH) SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: Come to Me! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas HOMILY: Matthew 11:25-30 A fisherman is out to sea and an old bottle comes alongside his rickety boat. He picks it up, opens it and, lo and behold, a genie pops out! The genie says, “Thank you for giving back my freedom! As a reward, I will grant you three wishes.” The man was ecstatic. “That’s great!” he says. “First, I want one billion dollars in a Swiss bank.” Poof! There…

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