YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (3)

HOMILY: The image of the three wise men is seen in most Christmas cribs. They are figures that are closely associated with the birth of Jesus. One won

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE (6) HOMILY THEME: KING WITH A DIFFERENCE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE HOMILY THEME: KING WITH A DIFFERENCE BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Stories of kings, emperors, kingdoms and principalities abound in history. One remarkable emperor in Africa is the 14th century Mansa Kankan Musa of Mali. He is arguably the richest person in history. He was called by several titles such as Lord of the mines of Wangara, Lion of Mali and conqueror of Ghanata. His territory extended beyond Mali to several countries of Africa.…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: FINAL DAYS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FINAL DAYS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Predictions about the end of the world are not new phenomena. Hundreds of years ago, in the first century, a Jewish religious sect – the Essenes, predicted the end of the world. According to them, the end of the world was to come during the Jewish rebellion against the Romans between 66-70AD and this event would signal the coming of the Messiah. Martin Luther prophesied that the world was to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: RADICAL GENEROSITY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: RADICAL GENEROSITY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: During a fund raising event for the completion of a new Church building, the Pastor stood up and said to the members of the congregation: “I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that we have enough money to pay for the completion of our new Church, but the bad news is that the money is still in your pockets and bank accounts” The building can…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: You may remember this popular story of some monks who faced bitter persecution. Some of the monks left the monastery because they could not endure the excruciating suffering and there were no new intake. Only five elderly monks remained in the monastery that had become old and dilapidated. A Rabbi visited the monks and at the end of the visit, the Abbot (head of the monastery) asked if…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: THAT I MAY SEE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THAT I MAY SEE BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: The Blind Man Bartimeus had been waiting for the right opportunity to approach Jesus and that explains why he was on top of his voice asking Jesus to make him see. Bartimeus was a stubborn blind man who refused to be intimidated by the crowds. The more they shouted him down, the louder he cried to Jesus. He ignored the crowd and focused on his deliverer. His stubbornness is demonstrated…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: BUILDING COMMUNITY SPIRIT

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BUILDING COMMUNITY SPIRIT BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: People naturally crave and make effort to build an authentic community. For this reason, they form associations, clubs, organisations, neighbourhoods, unions, etc. It is important to note that the word community has its roots in the Latin Communitas, which means common. Therefore, a community is a group of people who share a common interest, who live under common rules and who participate actively in promoting what they share in…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: LIFE-GIVING BREAD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIFE-GIVING BREAD BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: A young Italian priest, Angelo Comastri travelled to Kolkota (Calcutta) eager to meet the renowned Mother Theresa. In his book entitled Dio Scritto Dritto (God writes straight), he recalled how difficult it was to see her, but luckily and surprising he was able to meet with her. He opened up and said to her, “Mother, I am a very young priest. I’m taking my first steps! I came to ask you…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: ANOTHER KIND OF FOOD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: ANOTHER KIND OF FOOD BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: We are always hungry and working hard to satisfy our hunger. We work day and night, spending time and expending energy as we struggle to place food on the table, to eat well. Several organizations and programmes today focus on providing food for the hungry. We have small, medium and large charitable organizations that are distributing food aid to the needy and to fight hunger. The World Food Programme…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: LORD IS MY SHEPHERD 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LORD IS MY SHEPHERD BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Weekends, particularly, Sundays are days for rest, but a lot of people are so busy 24/7 that neither Sundays nor weekdays make any difference. It is not surprising that many people today are suffering from pathological stress as a result of too much work and commitments. The body is demanding for rest and there seem to be little or no time to listen or respond adequately to…

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