YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF LENT (3)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF LENT HOMILY THEME: REVENGING RIGHTLY BY: Fr. Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: Daniel 3:2, 11-20/Psalm 25:4-9/Matthew 18:21-35 We don’t need to pretend or fain joy. We can be absolutely peaceful and extremely joyful in the middle of conscious hatred and direct persecution. The fire was not enough to make Azariah and friends feel bitter. They have been accused wrongly and thrown into fire, yet, they praised God as if they had no challenges in life. Peter asks the number of…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (7) HOMILY THEME: REDEMPTION, ABSOLUTE GIFT

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: REDEMPTION, ABSOLUTE GIFT BY: Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: (2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Ps 137/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21) Israel failed to heed to warnings from God through his prophets. They sinned continually until they lost the protection of God. As a result, Israel was conquered, humiliated and led to captivity. There, they couldn’t remobilize themselves to fight back for liberation. If they have tried, they would have been crushed and completely destroyed. Israel needed a Divine intervention. Like the time of Moses,…

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HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH (7) HOMILY THEME: FAITH, THE SUSTAINING FACTOR

HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH HOMILY THEME: FAITH, THE SUSTAINING FACTOR BY: Fr. Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3 Ps 105 Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 Lk 2:22-40 Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Simeon and Anna are figures presented to us as we celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Joseph and Mary’s was a family that sacrificed the conjugal act in order allow the will of God to take the centre stage of their lives. Abraham waited for too long before receiving…

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HOMILY FOR THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (VIGIL MASS) (1) HOMILY THEME: THE PRIVILEGE BEYOND IMAGINATION

HOMILY FOR THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD  (VIGIL MASS). HOMILY THEME: THE PRIVILEGE BEYOND IMAGINATION BY: Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: (Is 62:1-5/Ps 89/Acts 13:16-17, 22-25/Mt 1:1-25) Two situations meet today. A weak, sinful, unworthy humanity knows her need for a Saviour. Again, humanity is not oblivious of the fact that she does not deserve to receive the Lord in her midst. Like John the Baptist, we are not worthy to receive the Holy and Almighty God in our midst. The other situation is that of a God who, eagerly, seeks…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (8) HOMILY THEME: DWELLING FOR THE LORD

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: DWELLING FOR THE LORD BY: Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: (2 Sam 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16/Ps 89/Rom 16:25-27/ Lk 1:26-38) This day, we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. In the evening, we will begin the Christmas Season with the Vigil Mass. We offer two reflections to cover the two different but related events. The Lord does not depart from a place until we choose to exit him ourselves. Once God steps into a location and situation, he is ready…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (9) HOMILY THEME: OUR NEED FOR GOD

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: OUR NEED FOR GOD BY: Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: Is 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7 Ps 80: 2-3, 15-19 1Cor 1:3-9 Mk 13:33-37 We bless God for the start of another Liturgical Year. Like our natural birthdays, it is expected that we have grown in spiritual years and maturity. We start another year with the beautiful season of Advent. We await the coming of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. By way of reminder, we journey in Advent from…

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HOMILY FOR THE LAST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (8) HOMILY THEME: THE CARING AND LOVING KING OF KINGS

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING. HOMILY THEME: THE CARING AND LOVING KING OF KINGS BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare     HOMILY: Ezk 34:11-12, 15-17 Ps 23 1Cor 15:20-26, 28 Mt 25:31-46 For once, I picked the dictionary to check the word “King”, a word freely used and taken for granted. The result of my check was the following, “The male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth. Synonyms of the word…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE THIRTY-THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: THE VOICE TO FOLLOW NOW

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE THIRTY-THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE VOICE TO FOLLOW NOW BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare HOMILY: (1Mac 2:15-29/Ps 50/Lk 19:41-44) The officers proclaimed their abominable sacrifices, some cowards, fearful or ignorant, as well as wayward people obeyed and sacrificed in obedience to the king. Admitting that nobility and leadership are Divine gifts, Mattathias led an absolute rebellion, disobeyed the orders, faced the tyrant and chose to be a fugitive rather than to live and enjoy his riches in the city.…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (9) HOMILY THEME: CREATIVE COMPANIONS OF GOD

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: CREATIVE COMPANIONS OF GOD BY: Fr. Joseph Nyarko Asare HOMILY: Prov 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Ps 128 1Thess 5:1-6 Mt 25:14-30 Hard work, diligence, integrity, fruitfulness and words like these are the outcome of discipline, good judgment, prudent steps, and sacrifices. These are Divine attributes and only God and his conscious images can posses them. The personality of the one possessing these is like a sweet, fragrant oil; it advertises itself without making conscious noise. The child of God…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID OF USING YOUR GIFTS

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID OF USING YOUR GIFTS BY: Fr. Joseph Nyarko Asare HOMILY: Pv 31:10-13,19-20,30-31 Ps 128 1Thess 5:1-6 Mat 25:14-30 The least of God’s gifts is more valuable than the Old Testament’s value of a precious wife. Human life, undoubtedly, is beyond quantitative value; it is so precious that it had to be redeemed with the precious blood of the only begotten son of God. But the Old Testament compares a good wife to a precious…

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