YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (12 HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED ONE WILL COME

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED ONE WILL COME BY: Fr. Simeon Uchendu   HOMILY: (Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thess 3:12- 4:2; Lk 21: 25-28.34-36) Our first reading began this way; “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah” (Jer 33:14). The moment I read it, a song came to my mind. It says, “He has promised, he will never fail, I will follow, I will follow him.…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (10) HOMILY THEME: YOUR SALVATION IS NEAR

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: YOUR SALVATION IS NEAR BY: Fr. Clem. C. Aladi.   HOMILY: GOSPEL: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 My dearest children of God we are so privileged to be here on this first Sunday of Advent ushering us into a new year of the Church’s life. I welcome you with joy as we embark on this few weeks of spiritual rejuvenation in preparation for the coming of our saviour at Christmas. Advent is a time of waiting for Christ, allowing Jesus to be reborn…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (9) HOMILY THEME: REDEMPTION IS AT HAND…..”Pray, that you may be able to stand before the son of Man”

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: REDEMPTION IS AT HAND…..”Pray, that you may be able to stand before the son of Man” BY: Fr. Antoni CAROL i Hostench   HOMILY: Today, as we start a new liturgical year, we renew our zeal and our personal struggle with our sights set on sanctity, ours and that of everybody else. The Church itself calls on us to do so, reminding us in today’s Gospel, of the need to be always at the ready, always “in love with” our Lord:…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (7) HOMILY THEME: THE ADVENT OF HOPE: AWAITING THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: THE ADVENT OF HOPE: AWAITING THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES BY: Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.   HOMILY: Life is a recurrent foreground of expectations. It is often impossible to live without some forms of expectations. Pregnant women are called expectant mothers because they are awaiting the birth of their babies. The expectancy theory by Victor Vroom states that we are motivated to act in certain ways because of the of rewards we expect. There is always one form of…

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YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (6)

YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT THEME: HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH…YOUR LIBERATION IS NEAR BY: Fr. Christian Eze   First reading- Jer. 33:14-16 Second reading – I Thess. 3:12–4:2 Gospel – Lk. 21:-28. 34-36 Talking about the signs of the end, Jesus said as read in today’s gospel: “When you see these things take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand” – Lk. 21:28. A good question is: what are these things referring to. Sure, they are the incidents Jesus described…

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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 C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (4) HOMILY THEME: BE SURE IT'S THE PARACHUTE!

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: BE SURE IT’S THE PARACHUTE! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 A small private plane was flying with three passengers on board: an old priest, a rich businessman and a boy scout. Suddenly, the engine sputtered and stopped altogether. They all rushed to get their parachutes. They were horrified to realize that there were not enough parachutes for all of them. One of them will be left without one. The pilot took one, saying, “I have a…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (3) HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: BE VIGILANT BY: Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Today’s readings exhort us to be vigilant for Advent. This is not a time for passivity, for God is at work, fulfilling his promises and crafting signs and wonders attesting to His glory. “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” William Butler Yeats’ poem begins, “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.” We Christians may not be going to Innisfree, but we must arise and…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: "When these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:28)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “When these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 The gospel passage we hear today speaks of terrifying events preceding a great awakening. “When these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28) Indeed, newscasters remind us even minute by minute of natural disasters and human…

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