YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (6)

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT  HOMILY THEME: PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE LORD BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M. HOMILY:As we enter into the second week of Advent, St. John de Baptist who is a prominent figure in the advent of Christ calls everyone today to prepare the way for the Lord, so that He may smoothly arrive into our hearts, our families and our world.In order to prepare well for this great coming, John proclaimed a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Lk 3, 3).Thus the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: THE LORD SHALL MULTIPLY YOUR GIFTS FOLLOWING THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST, ST PAUL TAUGHT US THAT, IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE (Acts 20, 35b).

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE LORD SHALL MULTIPLY YOUR GIFTS FOLLOWING THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST, ST PAUL TAUGHT US THAT, IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE (Acts 20, 35b). BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M.   HOMILY: This is true of the blessed Father who did not spare his only son, but gave him up for us as a ransom. This shows that God can never be out done in generousity. For It was out of his generous heart that He gave…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT TO PRAY FOR

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT TO PRAY FOR BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: It is true that Jesus says: “Ask and you shall receive” (Matth 7, 7). But the content of our asking in prayer must go along side the will of God for us and not our selfish interest. In today’s Gospel, two of Jesus’s disciples came up with an embarrassing request of him And as they approached him, they made their prayer in such a way as…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: INDISSOLUBILITY OF MARRIAGE AND THE CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: INDISSOLUBILITY OF MARRIAGE AND THE CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: The Catholic Church teaches that Marriage is the Sacramental union between two matured adults, who must be male and female. Indissolubility here stands for- Permanence; binding: an indissoluble contract because it’s a Covenant. Marriage Covenant is impossible to dissolve, disintegrate, or decompose. In today’s Gospel, Jesus makes this assertion even as he drew our attention to the book of Genesis: “For this reason…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: POSSESSING THE MANDATE TO ACT IN JESUS' NAME

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: POSSESSING THE MANDATE TO ACT IN JESUS’ NAME BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M.   HOMILY: Does every Christian possess the mandate to act in the name of Jesus? God’s word today presents us with the report which Jesus' disciples brought before him as lead by John. It was centered on who had the mandate to act in the name of Jesus (Mk 9, 38-40). We read in John 1, 12, where Jesus said that all who received him, who believed…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: DO NOT WORK FOR THE FOOD THAT PERISHES.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DO NOT WORK FOR THE FOOD THAT PERISHES. BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: (John 6,27) As human beings we do not live to eat, but rather we eat to live. Food here is meant to nourish our bodies and give us the physical energy to carry out our daily task. This is to say that we are not made just to eat food; for the life we have and live, goes beyond eating and drinking. Our lives…

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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 ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: LIFE AND FRUITFULLNESS ARE THE WORK OF GOD’S HAND

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIFE AND FRUITFULLNESS ARE THE WORK OF GOD’S HAND BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: Jesus’ parable of the seed as presented to us in today’s gospel reflects the power of God in the events of life and life itself (Mark 24, 26-34). Yes the Sower goes out to scatter seeds and no matter how careful he does the planting, it does not guarantee that the seed will germinate. Better still; it is not the effort of the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: THE SERPENT TRICKED ME, AND I ATE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE SERPENT TRICKED ME, AND I ATE BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: The story in today’s first reading is reminiscent of the “Fall of Man” (Gens 3, 9-15, 20). This story exposes the Human weakness, and St Paul pointed to the weak nature of humanity in the second reading (“2Cor 4, 16-17). This is not to say that we are justified when we fall into temptation, No! In the story of the fall we see how the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (7)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST HOMILY THEME: THE EUCHARIST AS THE SYMBOL OF GOD’S NEW COVENANT WITH HIS PEOPLE BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant between God and his people (Heb 9, 15). He was able to accomplish this, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption for us humankind (Heb 9, 12). Today’s first reading highlights the reason and significance of God’s…

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