HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: OBEDIENCE OF FAITH

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: OBEDIENCE OF FAITH BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: These days it is not easy to get children to obey their parents and it is even more cumbersome to get adults to obey instructions. Obedience is a common word, but not a popular practice. Obedience for many people means dependence, a symptom of an uncritical mind and a sacrifice of personal freedom. Thus, a person who obeys is considered to be childish and as someone who is under the…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (7)

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: A NEW BEGINNING BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: The first three words of the Bible are: “ In the beginning…” (Genesis 1:1). Signs of a new beginning are all around us and they include the sun rising anew in the morning; the caterpillar, which enters its cocoon and turns out to be a beautiful butterfly; the planted seed, which dies in the ground and brings out a new plant; the baby coming out of the womb or the…

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HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY (3) HOMILY THEME: LENT AND VALENTINE - MATTERS OF THE HEART

HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY HOMILY THEME: LENT AND VALENTINE – MATTERS OF THE HEART BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: It is not a coincidence that Valentine Day and Ash Wednesday are coming on the same day. It is rather providential because it reminds us about the deep connection between love and the heart. The love celebrated on Valentine’s Day is a matter of the heart. The celebration of Valentine is often adorned with heart shaped symbols, cards and crafts. Interestingly, the symbol of Valentine is not just a heart,…

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HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: DIVINE RESTORATION 

HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: DIVINE RESTORATION BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: The skin is a complex organ, which is carefully, and creatively designed by God and so we ought to do our best to take good care of it. No doubt, we sometimes exaggerate skin care by spending an incredible amount of money on all kinds of sophisticated cosmetics for tonning, tanning, bleaching, sunscreening, etc. Perhaps we do this to satisfy an innate desire to have a flawless, stainless, perfect and…

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HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (6) HOMILY THEME: SUFFERING AND SICKNESS 

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: SUFFERING AND SICKNESS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Recently, I received a pathetic message via social media from a friend a few days ago. My friend started the message with a serious question: “Father, are you praying for me at all? Things are rough and tough. I am presently homebound because my business has folded up. My present experience is so boring because I am not used to sitting at home. Am presently looking for any…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: HE SPOKE WITH AUTHORITY

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE SPOKE WITH AUTHORITY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires,” says William Arthur Ward, author of Fountains of Faith and inspirational maxims. The life story of Jesus shows he was a teacher with a difference. He spoke in such a way that educated people were not disappointed with his lack of depth and the uneducated were not isolated by his bombastic, flowery…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: IMMEDIATE ALACRITY

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: IMMEDIATE ALACRITY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: I remember faintly a conversation I had with my mother when I just attained school age. In the early hours of the morning she woke me up and said, “It is time for you to begin school.” She added, “Would you prefer to begin today or tomorrow?” I took the second choice and responded, “Tomorrow.” I guess, I preferred to begin the following day because I was still enjoying…

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HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: HE IS CALLING YOU 

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE IS CALLING YOU BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: Very often people ask me, “How did you receive your call to be a Priest?” My response is that the call did not come in one day. When some people think of God’s call, one of the ideas they have in mind is the story of Samuel’s encounter with God at night. And so, when some people ask the question, “How did you receive your call?” They probably…

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HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY (4) HOMILY THEME: ARISE AND SHINE

HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY HOMILY THEME: ARISE AND SHINE BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: THE THREE WISE MEN: Epiphany of the Lord is an important feast that comes shortly after Christmas, in the early days of January. The word Epiphany comes from Greek verb epiphainesthai, to appear and epiphaneia, which means manifestation (usually associated with a divine being). Thus, Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus to the outside world. Epiphany also means a wonderful discovery or a great revelation. It is a remembrance of the coming…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (6) HOMILY THEME: HE IS ALL AND IN ALL

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING. HOMILY THEME: HE IS ALL AND IN ALL BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa HOMILY: _____________________________________These days, the concept of kings and kingdoms is not as popular as it used to be in years past. Only a few monarchical kingdoms are still surviving. Perhaps one of the most common ways we come across Kings and Queens is when we play the game of Cards or when we play the game of Chess. When we read the…

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