HOMILY FOR FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW THE APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST (1). HOMILY THEME: THE CALL OF MATTHEW

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. FEAST OF ST MATTHEW THE APOSTLE HOMILY THEME: THE CALL OF MATTHEW BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY (Mt. 9:9-13) In the day’s Gospel Jesus called Matthew, a tax collector, to follow Him. It was a call to become His disciple. This should have cone as a surprise to the people, Jesus’ followers, and Matthew himself. A tax collector in Israel during the time of Jesus was considered a grave sinner. They took advantage of the trust by the…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). HOMILY THEME: THE ATTITUDE OF THE CROWD TOWARDS THEIR LEADERS

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE ATTITUDE OF THE CROWD TOWARDS THEIR LEADERS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 7:31-35) In the day’s Gospel Jesus addressed the inconsistencies of the leaders and the crowds in treating John the Baptist and Himself. In Filipino we call it, “Sala sa init, sala sa laming.” Their attitudes to both were neither here nor there. John came like a hermit and was accused of being possessed by demons. Jesus was the complete opposite yet He…

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HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). HOMILY THEME: GOD HAS VISITED HIS PEOPLE

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: GOD HAS VISITED HIS PEOPLE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 7:11-17) In the day’s Gospel Jesus brought back to life the son of the widow from Nain. Jesus empathized with the mother whose only son, her last source of recognition in the predominantly patriarchal Jewish society. The people who witnessed the event was in awe and saw in Jesus the loving God. He was seen as a great prophet bringing the Good News and healing…

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HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). HOMILY THEME: FAITH OF THE CENTURION

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: FAITH OF THE CENTURION BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 7:1-10) In the day’s Gospel Jesus was amazed at the faith of the centurion. The centurion told Jesus that He need not go to their place to heal his servant. Jesus only needed to say the word and the servant will be healed. Such show of faith left Jesus in awe and could not help but compare the centurion’s faith, who was a pagan in the…

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HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (5). HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE AS MANY AS SEVENTY-SEVEN TIMES

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE AS MANY AS SEVENTY-SEVEN TIMES BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike HOMILY: The passion for revenge can block us from receiving God’s mercy, this is because there’s no way we can harbour anger against someone and expect healing from the Lord (Sirach 28, 3). When the Lord demands us to forgive the one who offends us as many as 77 times, he’s simply saying that there should be no limit to our forgiveness. The Lord wants us to take…

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HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (4). HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE AND YOU WILL LIVE!

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: FORGIVE AND YOU WILL LIVE! BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Mt. 18:21-35) In the day’s Gospel Jesus reveals the beauty of the Christian Faith. He teaches His apostles the importance of forgiveness. This is a recurring theme of the history of our salvation. God did not only command His people to forgive but witnessed to it. Peter asked the Lord Jesus how often must one forgive. Jesus’ answer was very Jewish. While He said seventy-seven times, it actually…

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HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (3). HOMILY THEME: FORGIVENESS

HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: FORGIVENESS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: In the last few days in Nigeria we experienced a spiral of vengeance: the military brutalised a group of agitators of Biafra on Port Harcourt-Aba express way; soon after there was confusion on the streets and Aba Market where another group of people sought vengeance by attacking traders from the north living in Aba; following this incident, there was a commotion of reprisal attacks in some parts of the north until…

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HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) HOMILY THEME: HOUSE ON THE ROCK

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE TWENTY-THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A HOMILY THEME: HOUSE ON THE ROCK BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 6:43-49) In the day’s Gospel Jesus gives an analogy of who we should be in relation to God. A tree is known by its fruit. Good trees bear good fruits while rotten trees bear are not expected to produce good fruits. Also, a good heart will produce something good and an evil heart an evil deed. Since we came from God, we are holy and blameless.…

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HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2). HOMILY THEME: LIVING BY SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: LIVING BY SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika HOMILY: 1st: Sir. 27:30—28:7 Psalm 103 2nd: Rom 14:7-9 Gospel: Matt. 18: 21-35 Still under the tutelage of the master on discipleship 101. Last Sunday Jesus asked us to move out of ourselves and reach out to our brothers and sisters who have wronged us and those are on the way to damnation in order to win back their souls to God. Today, he gives us the formula of…

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HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF MARY, OUR LADY OF SORROWS (2) HOMILY THEME: "THE MOST SORROWFUL MOTHER"

HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF MARY, OUR LADY OF SORROWS HOMILY THEME: “THE MOST SORROWFUL MOTHER” BY: Fr Livinus Igbodekwe. HOMILY: (JN 19:25-27) It is in time of hardship, trial, suffering and even death that one knows who is his or her true friend. Friends abound at parties and feasts but diminish in the face of a sword. Jesus had made so many disciples who found His ministry so promising but when His ministry led to a cross many compromised. Some others followed from afar, someone like Peter. Yet few…

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