YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 15TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: ENOUGH OF MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS: ITS TIME TO REPENT.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE FIFTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: ENOUGH OF MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS: ITS TIME TO REPENT. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his deeds of power had been done, because they did not repent.” Matthew 11:20 Dear friends in Christ, as we can see from today’s Gospel passage, Jesus is obviously disappointed with the cities in which many of his miracles had taken place. Why was Jesus so angry with them? Simply, they…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: VERY RICH HARVEST, BUT ONLY FEW LABOURERS. WHY?

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: VERY RICH HARVEST, BUT ONLY FEW LABOURERS. WHY? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few.’” Matthew 9:36-37. When Jesus saw the massive crowd approaching in today’s Gospel passage, his heart was moved with compassion. The situation of the crowd in today’s Gospel passage…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE LORD IS KIND AND FULL OF COMPASSION 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE LORD IS KIND AND FULL OF COMPASSION BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” Matthew 9:18. Today’s Gospel passage happens to be Matthew’s version of the event that Mark reported two Sundays ago. It is interesting to note that Matthew’s account is different from Mark yet both spoke of the very same event. This disparity reminds of us again of the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: REJECTION AND OVER- FAMILIARITY: THE OTHER SIDE OF FAITH.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: REJECTION AND OVER- FAMILIARITY: THE OTHER SIDE OF FAITH. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10. Last Sunday, we saw the faith of Jarius who went to call Jesus to save his dying daughter as well as the faith of the woman who had suffered from the issue of blood for twelve years.…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF SAINT MARIA GORETTI (2) HOMILY THEME: ST. MARIA GORETTI: EPITOME OF MERCY.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF SAINT MARIA GORETTI HOMILY THEME: ST. MARIA GORETTI: EPITOME OF MERCY. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.” Matthew 9:13. The life of Saint Maria Goretti who we celebrate today practically explains our Gospel passage. According to Wikipedia, Maria Teresa Goretti was born on October 16, 1890 in Corinaldo, in the Kingdom of Italy, to Luigi Goretti and Assunta née Carlini, the third of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 13TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: WHY DO YOU THINK EVIL IN YOUR HEARTS?

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE THIRTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WHY DO YOU THINK EVIL IN YOUR HEARTS? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’?” Matthew 9:4-5. Since the beginning of this week, our readings have somehow challenged us to greater faith in God. On Sunday, we saw the healing of the woman with the issue of blood…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 13TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: NEVER FORGET THE CRIES OF THE POOR.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE THIRTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: NEVER FORGET THE CRIES OF THE POOR. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.” Amos 2:6 Our first reading today comes from the prophet Amos who may rightly be called the prophet of Social Justice. Amos speaks straight to the conscience of the people reminding them of the weight of…

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YEAR B: YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL (2) HOMILY THEME: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT; LISTENING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL HOMILY THEME: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT; LISTENING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8. As we celebrate two of the greatest pillars of the early church today; Saints Peter and Paul, our readings today are basically set on a tone of encouragement. The life of Saints…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 11TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: PURE RELIGION IS SPIRIT AND TRUTH.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: PURE RELIGION IS SPIRIT AND TRUTH. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1. In his conversation with the woman at the well, Jesus said: “the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 11TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.” 1 Kings 21:15. This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew and precisely through the Great Sermon on the Mount. This sermon contains some of the toughest, yet, saving truths ever spoken. They…

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