YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: THE PREACHER AND MONEY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PREACHER AND MONEY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: The story of Amaziah is a classical and sad tale of a religious leader who joined the tribe of sychophants. Once upon a time there were two men, one’s name was Amaziah and the other was Amos. Amaziah was a priest who served the King’s palace and Amos was a prophet who challenged the wrong policies and actions that came for the palace. The king hated Amos because…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: VOCATION OF PROPHETS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: VOCATION OF PROPHETS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: A priest congratulated an altar server and said to him, ‘it is possible that the Lord is calling you to be a priest? Go and think and pray about it.’ The boy answered, ‘My mum had already told me I would likely be a priest because I pray a lot and always ask for money.’ The mum of the altar server really has a good sense of humour and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: RESTORING BEAUTY AND LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: RESTORING BEAUTY AND LIFE BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: I had a classmate whom we nick-named ‘before- before.’ This was because he often began the stories of his past life with a common Nigerian expression, ‘before-before’ which means ‘in the past.’ He spoke about how wonderful he was before-before; he passionately narrated the stories of his exploits and adventures before- before. In short, he saw his former-self as more wonderful before-before than his present-self. Many of us…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: It was Earl Nightengale, an American motivational speaker who says, “Everything begins with an idea.” Undoubtedly, there is a fierce war, and eternal spiritual battle between good and evil. This battle between good and evil often begins with a thought and with ideas that have the potential to transform people into being better or worse. Some ideas may appear attractive, but can also have very dangerous and damaging…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (4)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING HOMILY THEME: CORPUS CHRISTI –A NEW COVENANT BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: In the early hours of the morning, there was a torrential rain and I was amazed to see the large number of people who were going to pray. As I was driving towards the chapel, I saw students and other people clutching their umbrellas and torchlights coming from different directions towards the chapel. Their commitment defied the rains and not even the force of nature and the attraction…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TRINITY SUNDAY (2) HOMILY THEME: TRINITY - PICTURE OF GOD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TRINITY SUNDAY HOMILY THEME: TRINITY – PICTURE OF GOD BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Different religions in the world have different pictures of God. A careful study of these pictures shows the most primeval and the profoundest ideas about God. Christian Scriptures paint a picture of God who is omnipotent (all- powerful) and omniscient (knows all) and a God who is transcendent and immanent. Transcendence means that he is over and above all creatures. He demonstrated his transcendence in the work of creation. He…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (5)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER. SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD HOMILY THEME: CONSECRATED IN TRUTH BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: We live in a world where falsehood and fake news thrive. Sensational news and rumours about people and events are constructed to appear so attractive. This embellishment of falsehood hides the poisonous effects, while the Internet and social networks make fake news to travel even faster. A distorted form of journalism known as Yellow Journalism is increasingly becoming popular. It is a form…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (4) HOMILY THEME: GOD IS LOVE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: GOD IS LOVE BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Love that makes the world go round. This is why we love to listen to love stories. We love to talk, sing and write about love. Everyday we give and receive love. In fact, life is meaningful only when we are able to discover and experience authentic, unconditional and divine love is all. One of the major obstacles that prevent us from loving other people is prejudice. Prejudice is…

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HOMILY: 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (6) HOMILY THEME: STAY CONNECTED-VINE AND BRANCHES

HOMILY: FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: STAY CONNECTED-VINE AND BRANCHES BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Union with the Head – The Vine We always want to identify with our heroes or the people who inspire us most in life. These are people whose life has motivated us to be what we are and where we are today. We see young people trying to talk and act like prominent film actors, sports champions or some role models that inspire them most. Sometime ago, during a Bible study…

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HOMILY FOR DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: MINISTERS OF MERCY 

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B. DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY HOMILY THEME: MINISTERS OF MERCY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: My friend Fr. Cyril Ibeh of Sokoto Diocese calls the Sacrament of Confession a “Tribunal of Mercy.” He sees the spiritual exercise commonly known as confession as a sacred space in which to express spiritual deficiency in the presence of an authorized Minister. The Second Sunday of Easter is set aside as Divine Mercy Sunday. The readings prescribed for the Sunday focus more on the post-resurrection…

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