HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ST. BARNABAS, THE APOSTLE (2)

HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ST. BARNABAS, THE APOSTLE

THEME: Barnabas was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith.

BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY JUNE 11 2022

*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Acts 11:21-26,13:1-3
Psalm 97:1-6
Matthew 5:33-37

*LITURGICAL COLOUR*
RED

*INTRODUCTION*
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, o







HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ST. BARNABAS, THE APOSTLE

THEME: Barnabas was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith.

BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY JUNE 11 2022

 

*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Acts 11:21-26,13:1-3
Psalm 97:1-6
Matthew 5:33-37

*LITURGICAL COLOUR*
RED

*INTRODUCTION*
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, one of the Holy Apostles of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the companion of Saint Paul the Apostle.
Saint Barnabas dedicated much of his life for the evangelisation of the people in all the communities and places that he visited, both in his missionary journeys with Saint Paul and in his own missionary works and other engagements.

*WHO WAS ST BARNABAS?*
St Barnabas according to Apostolic traditions was a Jew who lived and hailed from Cyprus, one of the Jews living in the diaspora, who came to believe in Christ and became one of the earliest disciple and follower of Christ after His Resurrection, and who gave himself for the service of the Lord and His Church.

*ABOUT THE GOSPEL READING OF TODAY*
In our Gospel reading today, we then heard of the words of the Lord Jesus to His disciples, as He sent them out, in pairs, two by two, to go before Him and to do the works that He had sent them to do. He told them to go from place to place, preaching the words of His truth and love, calling on everyone to turn back towards the Lord and to follow Him. He told them to do all the wonders and works which He would guide them all to do. He told them to live among the people they had been sent to, and God would provide for them wherever they were welcomed, accepted and successful.

*WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM FEAST OF TODAY?*
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, each and every one of us as Christians are also sharing in the same mission that God has entrusted to His disciples back then. The works and the mission of the Church are still far from being completed, and we have to realise that we are part of the works and efforts of the Church to continue this mission that the Lord still expects of us to complete.

*CONCLUSION*
Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us all therefore heed the Lord’s call and our mission, and be good and faithful Christians at all times. Let us follow in the footsteps of St. Barnabas.
Let us pray that, the Lord will continue to guide us and to strengthen us in our resolve to follow Him and to serve Him at all times.
St Barnabas, Pray for Us!

Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

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