YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: SHARE THE GIFTS OF GOD IN YOUR POSSESSION 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SHARE THE GIFTS OF GOD IN YOUR POSSESSION BY: Fr Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: The harsh experiences and challenges people face in the world today and the increasing cases of hunger and substandard, and in some cases subhuman, level of life are not actually caused by the lack or the limitedness of resources, but by our inability to share the gifts of God in our midst and by the hoarding of our common good by a few. To…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: BEYOND THE BARLEY LOAF 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BEYOND THE BARLEY LOAF BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: 2KGS 4:42-44, EPH 4:1-6, JN6:1-15 INTRODUCTION : “The great ocean is in constant state of evaporation. It gives back what it receives, and sends up its waters in mists to gather into clouds, and so there is rain for the earth, and greenness and beauty everywhere”. (J. Robertson, in Bible illustratior of Old Testament). The two miracles of multiplication of loaves that benefitted many people were performed on…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: THAT LITTLE MATTERS A LOT, JUST SHARE IT. DON'T WAIT TILL YOU HAVE GOT ENOUGH.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THAT LITTLE MATTERS A LOT, JUST SHARE IT. DON’T WAIT TILL YOU HAVE GOT ENOUGH. BY: Fr. Clement C. Aladi   HOMILY: GOSPEL: JOHN 6:1-15. My dearest Children of God, I joyfully welcome you to the house of God on this 17th Sunday. May the words you will hear today inspire you to live a more generous life. The readings of today addresses one of the most challenging problems in the human society today. Today Jesus is asking us…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: REFLECTING ON THE MULTIPLICATION OF LOAVES

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: REFLECTING ON THE MULTIPLICATION OF LOAVES BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: The miracle of the loaves and fish is one of the few stories that are found in all four of the Gospels. Each of the accounts contains a verse similar to this one found in today’s gospel: “they all ate and were satisfied and the disciples picked up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: THE LORD SATISFIES THE DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING THING.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE LORD SATISFIES THE DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING THING. BY: Rev. Fr. Callistus Emenyonu, cmf   HOMILY: READINGS: 2Kings 4: 42-44, Ps. 145, Eph. 4: 1-6, John 6: 1-15 Through many ways God proves that he owns the world and that he loves all that he has made and specially cares for them. Without this loving act of God humanity and indeed all living things would not be able to survive even for a second in this world despite their own…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: THE SUFFICIENT GOD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE SUFFICIENT GOD BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: God is enough for us; with Him, we lack nothing in life. He feeds multitudes with almost nothing. With Elisha, God fed some hundred hands with barely twenty loaves of bread. In the Gospel, five loaves were enough to satisfy (not just feed) a crowd that had about five thousand men. God is our sufficient provider. We are God’s children and, like the Apostles, we must learn to obey…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS AND IMAGINATIONS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS AND IMAGINATIONS BY: Fr. John Louis   HOMILY: READINGS: 2 Kings 4:42-44/ Ephesians 4:1-6 / John 6:1-15 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Holy Scripture praises God for being ‘able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think’ (Ephesians 3:20). Indeed, God can do far more than we expect or can imagine! A few instances of God providing more than expected or imagined are given in the first and gospel readings. In…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: SIT DOWN FIRST

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SIT DOWN FIRST BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – 2 Kg 4:42-44 Second reading – Eph. 4:1-6 Gospel – Jn 6:1-15 The miracle of the multiplication of loaves is important in essence more to the crowd than it was to the disciples of Jesus. I mean, they were the actual physical beneficiaries. An important question would be: why must Jesus order that the crowd should sit down first? Again, since it was that ALL were sited,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: IN THE KINGDOM THERE IS FULLNESS OF LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: IN THE KINGDOM THERE IS FULLNESS OF LIFE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 6:1-15) Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel is about the miracle of the loaves. It was, for the early Christian community, a Gospel on the coming Kingdom. A sort of a foretaste for the crowd present at the time. The Kingdom of God will fill everyone. No one will be hungry, thirsty, empty etc. The fullness of life will be experienced…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: LIFE IN CHRIST 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIFE IN CHRIST BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, The second reading today tells us: “Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.” We have been called to live in Christ Jesus and every aspect of our life should in relationship to Him.…

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