HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH (7TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (3) HOMILY THEME: Heads Up, Feet Down!

HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH (7TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (3) HOMILY THEME: Heads Up, Feet Down!  By: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mt. 28:16-20 A rich man had everything in life. Yet he wanted to know about the formula of true happiness. He went around the world searching for it. Finally, he met a Chinese wise man. When asked about the formula of true happiness, the wise man said, “Grandfather dies, father dies, son dies, grandson dies.” The rich man was angry: “What kind of formula is that? How can…

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HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH (7TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: PERSONAL AND COMMUNAL PRAYER

HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH  (7TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (2) HOMILY THEME: PERSONAL AND COMMUNAL PRAYER By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY: We relate to God through prayers and these prayers can be personal or communal. A typical example of personal prayer is found in the Gospel of John 17 where Jesus had a lengthy prayer to God. A good example of a communal prayer is when the Disciples of Jesus gathered in the Upper Room to wait and pray for the descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts of the…

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HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH (7TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (1)

HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH (7TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (1) HOMILY THEME: LET’S GO TO THE UPPER ROOM By: Fr. Johnbosco Obika  HOMILY: Last Thursday we celebrated the ascension of the Lord. In this week we shall be preparing for the manifestation of the great promise of Jesus. The disciples watched him as he pierced the skies and vanished from their sight. Two angels appeared to them and asked them not to keep looking at the sky. This does not mean they should not pay attention to things above…

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HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: Divine Attraction

HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD YEAR A HOMILY THEME: Divine Attraction By: Fr. Unachukwu Cyril CCE HOMILY: God is always attracting us to Himself, for only in Him does men and women truly realize themselves. The Ascension is a glimpse of where this Divine Attraction leads to, to God, to our heavenly homeland where we truly belong and to mission. May God keep you firm in responding to this force of attraction from the Creator of us all; Amen. Today marks exactly 40 days after the…

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HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (3) HOMILY THEME: CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION OF LOVE

HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (3) HOMILY THEME: CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION OF LOVE By: Fr. Johnbosco Obika HOMILY: The gospel of today opens with the promise of Jesus to send the Paraclete. Those who will receive the Paraclete are those who keep his commandments. The commandments of Jesus is summarised by love: love God and love your neighbour as yourself. So, our reflection this Sunday will center on Christian civilization of love as a preparation to receive the advocate because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of true…

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HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH  (6TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (2) HOMILY THEME: MAKING A PROMISE

HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH  (6TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (2) HOMILY THEME: MAKING A PROMISE  By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY: Stories abound about broken, failed, empty, and shattered promises. At the root of many crises in the world today are broken promises. We live in situations where politicians fail to keep their campaign promises; where business people renege on their contract promises. We live in circumstances where temporal and religious leaders fall short of keeping their promises. On many occasions we witness family and friendly relationships crumble because of…

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HOMILY FOR SIXTH (6TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: SPIRIT OF TRUTH

HOMILY FOR SIXTH (6TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: SPIRIT OF TRUTH By: Fr Michael McCabe SMA   HOMILY: The desire for truth is a fundamental aspiration of the human spirit. This desire includes the desire to know the truth about what is happening in the world around us, but it is much more than that. It is a desire for truth with a capital T. It is a desire a truth that not only illuminates the mind but that also liberates the heart. It is a truth…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH (5TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (4). HOMILY THEME: THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD.

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH (5TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (4). HOMILY THEME: THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD. By: Fr. Njoku Canice Chukwuemeka   HOMILY: On this 5th Sunday of Easter, in a special way, the Church reminds us of who we are: “The chosen race and the royal priesthood, who would be and reign with Christ. Today we have gathered to exercise our royal priesthood by offering a spiritual sacrifice as Christ did. In today’s first reading, the drama that unfolded led to the election of seven deacons in order to take care of the…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH (5TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (3) HOMILY THEME: ABSOLUTELY JESUS.

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH  (5TH) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A  (3) HOMILY THEME: ABSOLUTELY JESUS. By: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: John 14:1-12 A lawyer placed this sign on his door: “Where there is a will, there is a way; where there is a way, there is law; where there is law, there is a rule; where there is a rule, there is a loophole; where there is a loophole, there is a lawyer. Welcome!” Do we know what the purpose of our life is? What are we here for? Archbishop…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH (5th) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH (5th) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE By: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: As I was preparing for this fifth Sunday of Easter, the first thing that came to my mind was an experience I had as a child that still linger in my memory. I remembered when we trekked for mass in an out station on a distant location. One Sunday after the mass I disappeared in the crowd. My parents and my older siblings searched for…

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