Reading for Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Feast: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels. Liturgical Colour: white First Reading: (Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12: 7-12a) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 138: 1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5) Gospel: (John 1: 47-51)

First Reading: (Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12: 7-12a) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 138: 1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5) Gospel: (John 1: 47-51)   First Reading: (Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12: 7-12a) Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14  I beheld till thrones were placed, and the Ancient of days sat: his garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like clean wool: his throne like flames of fire: the wheels of it like a burning fire. A swift stream of fire issued forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered to…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2). HOMILY THEME: 'THE HUMILITY OF A SINNER OPENS THE DOOR OF FREEDOM'

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: ‘THE HUMILITY OF A SINNER OPENS THE DOOR OF FREEDOM’ BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe HOMILY: (EZR 9:5-9) The thing that God detests so much is pride in sin – that is a proud sinner. 1 Peter 5:5 says the God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. The Psalmist says that when he concealed his sins his bones wasted away but when he confessed his sins God removed the guilt of his sin (Ps…

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HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). HOMILY THEME: RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Lk. 8:19-21) In the day’s Gospel Jesus tells His listeners His true relations. They are those who listen to the Word of God and act on it. Relationship with God is determined not just in being called and recognized as one but in hearing and living the Word. For, indeed, what good are titles, memberships, certificates, and other recognitions if they do not affect and inspire our lives.…

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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 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 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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Reading for Thursday, Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green First Reading: (Colossians 1: 9-14) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 98: 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6) Gospel: (Luke 5: 1-11)

First Reading: (Colossians 1: 9-14) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 98: 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6) Gospel: (Luke 5: 1-11)   First Reading: (Colossians 1: 9-14) Therefore we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom, and spiritual understanding: That you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing; being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God: Strengthened with all might, according to the power of his…

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Reading for Wednesday, Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green First Reading: (Colossians 1: 1-8) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 52: 10, 11) Gospel: (Luke 4: 38-44)

First Reading: (Colossians 1: 1-8) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 52: 10, 11) Gospel: (Luke 4: 38-44)   First Reading: (Colossians 1: 1-8) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy, a brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ Jesus, who are at Colossa. Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. Hearing your faith in Christ Jesus, and the love which…

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Reading for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green First Reading: (Jeremiah 20: 7-9) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 63: 2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (2b)) Second Reading: (Romans 12: 1-2) Gospel: (Matthew 16: 21-27)

First Reading: (Jeremiah 20: 7-9) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 63: 2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (2b)) Second Reading: (Romans 12: 1-2) Gospel: (Matthew 16: 21-27)   First Reading: (Jeremiah 20: 7-9) Thou hast deceived me, O Lord, and I am deceived: thou hast been stronger than I, and thou hast prevailed. I am become a laughing- stock all the day, all scoff at me. For I am speaking now this long time, crying out against iniquity, and I often proclaim devastation: and the word of the Lord is made a reproach to me, and…

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Reading for Saturday, Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Blessed Virgin Mary. Liturgical Colour: green/white First Reading: (1Thessalonians 4: 9-11) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 98: 1, 7-8, 9) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 14-30)

First Reading: (1Thessalonians 4: 9-11) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 98: 1, 7-8, 9) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 14-30)   First Reading: (1Thessalonians 4: 9-11) But as touching the charity of brotherhood, we have no need to write to you: for yourselves have learned of God to love one another. For indeed you do it towards all the brethren in all Macedonia. But we entreat you, brethren, that you abound more: And that you use your endeavour to be quiet, and that you do your own business, and work with your own hands, as we…

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