YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (5) HOMILY THEME: YOUR LIBERATION IS NEAR

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: YOUR LIBERATION IS NEAR BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Preparation is important for any upcoming and important event. The season of advent provides us with the opportunity of preparing spiritually for Christmas. There are scripture readings that are specially selected by the Church for these four weeks of preparation. These readings prepare our hearts even beyond Christmas to the second coming of Jesus. During this season we reflect specially on our liberation from the shackles of sin and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: SERVICE IS SELF-SACRIFICE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SERVICE IS SELF-SACRIFICE BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Some time ago we began a new worshipping community and there was a dire need to elect leaders who will help to co-ordinate and organise the activities of this community. Three leaders were elected and entrusted with the responsibility of organising liturgical (worshipping) activities, keeping the surroundings clean, and making a monthly roaster for functionaries. Soon an argument erupted about who should be regarded as the first co-ordinator among…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: BETWEEN GOD AND GOLD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BETWEEN GOD AND GOLD BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Anthony De Mello in his book The Song of the Bird recounts a story of a husband and wife who were conversing. The husband said to the wife, ‘You know, dear, I’m going to work hard and some day we are going to be rich.’ The wife responded: We are already rich, dear, for we have each other. Some day, may be we’ll have money.’ The wife is…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (4)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: LOOKING FOR SIGNS? BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: One Sunday morning I set out very early to go for a 7.00am Mass in a Parish that was about 110 Kilometres away. The road was very smooth and wide and there were only a few cars on the road at that time. The signposts on the road clearly indicated 100kph as speed limit. From time to time, I noticed my speedometre was moving beyond the stipulated limit towards 120-140kph…

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HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: DIVINE MASTER PLAN

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: DIVINE MASTER PLAN BY: Fr. Gerald M Musa   HOMILY: When people get married everyone expects pregnancy to come right away, and when there is a delay in this expectation, anxiety and questions begin to set in until a pregnancy test proves to be positive. The month of December is a time when we celebrate the last month of the pregnancy of the infant Jesus. It is a time also to think of the mystery surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. The…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: IDENTITY AND MISSION

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: IDENTITY AND MISSION BY: Fr Gerald M Musa   HOMILY: We are in a world where many people want to be recognized and where people aspire to be celebrities and famous. To be a celebrity and to be a popular person is not a bad thing in itself, but it is best to crave to know oneself before aspiring to be well known by the world. St. Theresa of Avila believes it is important to know ourselves because “All our…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (6) HOMILY THEME: TEAR THE HEAVENS

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: TEAR THE HEAVENS BY: Fr. Gerald M Musa HOMILY: Which is your favourite Christmas song? There are so many beautiful Christmas Carols. One old famous songs that set the stage for Christmas is known as Veni, Veni Emmanuel (13th Century). The first stanza of the song: O come, O come, Emmanuel, And Ransom Captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee O Israel. No doubt such…

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HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (6) HOMILY THEME: YOU HAVE TALENT

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: YOU HAVE TALENT BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: In recent years, many countries organize talent shows such as ‘Idol’ ‘Got Talent’ or “X-Factor” to provide a platform for people to display their talents publicly on the television. These talent shows have brought out talented people from obscurity to limelight. What talent have you got and how do you use your talent? Many people believe that talents are rare gifts reserved exclusively for a few people. The fact…

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HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (5) HOMILY THEME: COME TO THE BANQUET

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: COME TO THE BANQUET BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: Are you one of those who think that religion is only a dry, gloomy and ascetic exercise? Then Jesus’ parable of the Wedding Feast will surely shock you. This parable presents God as a chief host of a banquet where he offers juicy rich food and pure choice wines. The prophet Isaiah predicted about this banquet many centuries before (25:6-10). This great banquet of the Lord reminds me…

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HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2). HOMILY THEME: THIS GENEROUS EMPLOYER

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THIS GENEROUS EMPLOYER BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: Janus, a young graduate, applied for a job that was advertised in the Newspapers. He got a job with a multinational corporation and his employers indicated they would pay him a generous monthly salary of $5,000.00 (five thousand dollars). He was really excited about his new job, the great salary package and other benefits. He organised a party and invited friends and relatives to rejoice with him. Other workers…

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