YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: GOD CHOSE US IN CHRIST BEFORE THE WORLD WAS MADE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: GOD CHOSE US IN CHRIST BEFORE THE WORLD WAS MADE BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike C. M   HOMILY: God’s word today presents us with a call by God to serve him for the rest of our lives. This call is special in that we were chosen even before we were born, not as against our wish, but as a pledge of God’s love to keep us for himself so as to be holy and spotless as his adopted children…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: WANTED: PROPHETS FOR JESUS 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WANTED: PROPHETS FOR JESUS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 6:7-13) Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus sent His twelve apostles on a mission not because He was getting tired or lazy. He was also preparing them for their future mission and His leaving them when He sends the Holy Spirit after His Ascension. Jesus called the twelve as soon as He started His ministry. He formed them and made them witnesses to His…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LACK OF FAITH IS A LIMITATION TO GOD’S BLESSINGS BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: In the letter to the Hebrews, we read that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (11, 1). And the letter went on to give examples of individual faith experiences from Abel, through Enoch to Abraham and Moses, and further proceeded to the collective faith of the Israelites (11, 4-40). Thus emphasizing that faith is essential…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN OTHERS 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN OTHERS BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Are we able to see the presence of God in others? Are we able to recognize that God speaks through others? Do we see and acknowledge the prophets of our own time? Today’s readings call us to open our hearts, our minds and our whole being to the presence of God in others. The first reading today is from the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: RESTORING BEAUTY AND LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: RESTORING BEAUTY AND LIFE BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: I had a classmate whom we nick-named ‘before- before.’ This was because he often began the stories of his past life with a common Nigerian expression, ‘before-before’ which means ‘in the past.’ He spoke about how wonderful he was before-before; he passionately narrated the stories of his exploits and adventures before- before. In short, he saw his former-self as more wonderful before-before than his present-self. Many of us…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: SEEKING ETERNAL LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SEEKING ETERNAL LIFE BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence,   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Death is not acceptable in so much of modern culture. Yet death comes in so many ways to all of us. The only death to fear is the death of the soul. God created us to live but death has come into the world. Physical death. Everyone seems to want to fight against physical death. For us who follow the Lord Jesus,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: It was Earl Nightengale, an American motivational speaker who says, “Everything begins with an idea.” Undoubtedly, there is a fierce war, and eternal spiritual battle between good and evil. This battle between good and evil often begins with a thought and with ideas that have the potential to transform people into being better or worse. Some ideas may appear attractive, but can also have very dangerous and damaging…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: HE GIVES HIS LIFE COMPLETELY 

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE GIVES HIS LIFE COMPLETELY BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Saint John gives us these words of Jesus: “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.” God is seeking us out, just as a shepherd seeks out his sheep. God wants us to be with him, just as the shepherd wants his sheep with him. This Sunday we are invited and challenged to give our lives completely…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (8) HOMILY THEME: ...And he showed himself to His disciples while they were still incredulous to strengthen their believe in the resurrection, to dissipate their fears and to make them courageous in preaching the forgiveness of sins in His name.

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: …And he showed himself to His disciples while they were still incredulous to strengthen their believe in the resurrection, to dissipate their fears and to make them courageous in preaching the forgiveness of sins in His name. BY: Fr. Chimezie C. Aladi.   HOMILY: GOSPEL: LUKE 24:35-48 My dearest brothers and sisters in the Lord, we have gathered again to celebrate the risen Lord who will manifest himself today to us in the breaking of the bread as he did to…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: DEEPEN YOUR FAITH IN THE RISEN CHRIST

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: DEEPEN YOUR FAITH IN THE RISEN CHRIST BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Here are two phrases from our first two readings today: “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away,” and “I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin.” We can ask why there is so much focus on sin on this Third Sunday of Easter? Perhaps because the Gospel today tells us…

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