YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: MARRIAGE IS A SACRED INSTITUTION LIKE THE CHURCH.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: MARRIAGE IS A SACRED INSTITUTION LIKE THE CHURCH. BY: Rev. Fr. Callistus Emenyonu, cmf   HOMILY: READINGS: Gen. 2: 18-24, Ps. 128, Heb. 2: 9-11, Mark. 10: 2-16 In the creation of the world, God had man in mind as the prime and summit of creation. It is in man that he painted his picture to creation and made him his representative among all creatures as well as custodian of all creatures. The love that God is chiefly made of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: Do not honour God with your lips but keep to his laws that you may live.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Do not honour God with your lips but keep to his laws that you may live. BY: Fr. Callistus Emenyonu   HOMILY: READINGS: Deut. 4: 1-2. 6-8, James 1: 17-18.21-22.27, Mk 7: 1-8. 15-15.21-23 For a society or any organized group of humans to live, there must be some agreed and stipulated way of doing things to bring order, uniformity, harmony, peace and progress. When this is absent or present without functioning there would be chaos and anarchy, peace and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: GOD IS OUR BREAD OF LIFE IN THIS FRUSTRATING EARTHLY JOURNEY.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: GOD IS OUR BREAD OF LIFE IN THIS FRUSTRATING EARTHLY JOURNEY. BY: Rev. Fr Callistus Emenyonu, cmf.   HOMILY: READINGS: 1 Kings 19: 4-8, Ps 34, Eph. 4: 30-5:2, John 6:41-51 Life experience in this world can be very frustrating and offering us what we never expected or liked. It is worse when you have done all that is in your hand and left no fault from your own end and all you see is a surprising evil package. It becomes…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: I WILL ATTEND TO MY SHEEP BY MYSELF; YOU HAVE DISAPPOINTED ME.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: I WILL ATTEND TO MY SHEEP BY MYSELF; YOU HAVE DISAPPOINTED ME. BY: Fr. Callistus Emenyonu   HOMILY: READINGS: Jer. 23: 1-6, Ps. 23, Eph. 2: 13-18, Mark 6: 30-34 A shepherd is someone who has heart of love and care to tend to the sheep with patience and devotion. The sheep is seen as an animal that is senseless but docile to the command of the shepherd. It lives as if not with knowledge and waits to be directed…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: THE GRACE OF GOD ABIDES MORE AND SHOWS ITS POWER IN US IN OUR WEAKNESS.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE GRACE OF GOD ABIDES MORE AND SHOWS ITS POWER IN US IN OUR WEAKNESS. BY: Rev. Fr. Callistus Emenyonu, cmf   HOMILY: Human beings are known to be frail and full of weaknesses and even as they struggle, they are not still immune to weakness and shortcomings. The weakness is both spiritual and physical (bodily) Since God so much loves humanity and made him little less than the gods and higher above the angels, he supports humans with…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST (6) HOMILY THEME: THE LORD CALLED ME IN THE WOMB TO BE THE LIGHT OF THE NATIONS.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST HOMILY THEME: THE LORD CALLED ME IN THE WOMB TO BE THE LIGHT OF THE NATIONS. BY: Fr. Callistus Emenyonu   HOMILY: READINGS: Isaiah 49: 1-6, Ps. 139, Acts 13: 22-26, Luke 1: 57-66, 80 On every 24th June the Church celebrates the solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist. John the Baptist like Mary also said a fiat in the spirit since all his works showed a convincing “Yes” and conscientious discipleship in the work of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 11TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: EVERY SIN AND ABOMINABLE ACT HAS DIRE CONSEQUENCES.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: EVERY SIN AND ABOMINABLE ACT HAS DIRE CONSEQUENCES. BY: Fr. Callistus Emenyonu   HOMILY: READINGS: 1 Kings 21: 17-29, Ps. 51, Matthew 5: 43-48 The scripture makes it clear that we are all sinners and due to our sins, we have fallen short the glory of God. St John complemented it by saying that if anyone should say that he has not sinned, he makes himself a liar and lacks the spirit of God. It is also said…

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HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (9) HOMILY THEME: PEACE BE WITH YOU; BY HIS GREAT MERCY WE HAVE BEEN BORN ANEW.

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: PEACE BE WITH YOU; BY HIS GREAT MERCY WE HAVE BEEN BORN ANEW. BY: Rev. Fr. Callistus Emenyonu, cmf   HOMILY: READINGS: Acts 4: 32-35, Ps. 118: 2-4.15-18.22-24, 1 Jn. 5: 1-7, Jn. 20: 19-31 Since the pontificate of Pope St. John Paul II, he has decreed liturgically that second Sunday after Easter Sunday called the Low Sunday or the Octave Day of Easter be called Divine Mercy Sunday and thus be celebrated. In his encyclical letter: Dives et Misericordia, the…

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HOMILY FOR GOOD FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: HE BORE OUR GRIEF, CARRIED OUR SORROWS AND WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INEQUITIES.

HOMILY FOR GOOD FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE BORE OUR GRIEF, CARRIED OUR SORROWS AND WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INEQUITIES. BY: Fr. Callistus Emenyonu   HOMILY: READINGS: Is. 52: 13-53:12, Ps. 31:2.6.12-13-17, Heb 4: 14-16-5: 7-9, Jn. 18: 1-19:42 From purely human point of view and justice, this day is a Black Friday when despicable dastard act was meted on an innocent and good man, Lord, into your hands I take refuge and let me never be put to shame. In your justice set me…

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HOMILY FOR PALM/PASSION SUNDAY; TRIUMPHANT ENTRY OF JESUS TO JERUSALEM (7) HOMILY THEME: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE.

HOMILY FOR PALM/PASSION SUNDAY; TRIUMPHANT ENTRY OF JESUS TO JERUSALEM HOMILY THEME: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE. BY: Fr. Callistus Emenyonu   HOMILY: BEFORE PROCESSION: Mark 11: 1-10 Readings: Is. 50:4-7; Ps. 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24(Rsp.V.2); Phil.2:6-11;       Passion Mark 14: 1-15:47 Today’s celebration is variously called Palm Sunday- because of the use of palm and Olive branches. Passion Sunday- because of the launching of the Holy week of Christ’s passion which is normally read during mass; and Triumphant Entrance to Jerusalem- because Jesus entered Jerusalem like a triumphant/…

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