HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (10) HOMILY THEME: TO GOD BE THE GLORY

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: TO GOD BE THE GLORY BY: Fr. John Louis   HOMILY: READINGS: 2 Samuel 7:1-6, 8-12 Romans 16: 25-27 Luke 1:26-38 St. Paul, in the second reading, exhorts us to give ‘glory to him [God] who is able to give us the strength to live according to the Good News…He alone is wisdom; give glory therefore to him through Jesus Christ for ever and ever. Amen (Rom. 16:25-27)!’ To give God the glory is a message which runs through today’s readings.…

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HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (9) HOMILY THEME: BEHOLD YOU WILL CONCEIVE IN YOUR WOMB AND BEAR A SON, AND YOU SHALL NAME HIM JESUS (LK1, 31)

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: BEHOLD YOU WILL CONCEIVE IN YOUR WOMB AND BEAR A SON, AND YOU SHALL NAME HIM JESUS (LK1, 31) BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: This year’s Advent is very short, Sunday being the only day in the fourth week. In the General Roman Calendar, today is the last day of Advent, Christmas Eve, and also (beginning with the vigil Mass) is the first day of Christmas time. The liturgical texts express wholehearted confidence in the imminent coming of…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (8) HOMILY THEME: DWELLING FOR THE LORD

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: DWELLING FOR THE LORD BY: Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: (2 Sam 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16/Ps 89/Rom 16:25-27/ Lk 1:26-38) This day, we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. In the evening, we will begin the Christmas Season with the Vigil Mass. We offer two reflections to cover the two different but related events. The Lord does not depart from a place until we choose to exit him ourselves. Once God steps into a location and situation, he is ready…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (7) HOMILY THEME: BLESSED AMONGST WOMEN 

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: BLESSED AMONGST WOMEN BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 1:26-38) Ninth Day of Simbang Gabi In today’s Gospel Mary received the Good News that she will be the mother of the Son of God. The boy will grow up to be the Saviour of the world. It was a wonderful but difficult responsibility for Mary. The Mother of God? The idea did not even cross her mind or enter her wildest dreams. Yet, it was the truth. The…

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

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: GOD IS FAITHFUL BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: 1st 2SAM 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16 2nd ROM 16:25-27 Gospel LK 1:26-38 AT the darkest moment of human history when fear and anxiety held humanity in chains, when the people of God were sustained only by the last energy of hope and the coming of the Messiah was long overdue, God stretched his hands and wrote straight on a crooked line. Indeed, everyone had every reason to fear. The Jews were…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (5) HOMILY THEME: BELIEVING GOD TO WHOM NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE 

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: BELIEVING GOD TO WHOM NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – 2 Sam 7:1-5. 8-12.14. 16 Second reading – Rom. 16:25-27 Gospel – Lk. 1:26-38 The event of the Annunciation which was the gospel reading today is full of mysteries. Little wonder it became the first Joyful mystery when we pray the Rosary. Mary was presented with the difficult task – “You are to conceive {without the natural way of conception} and bear a son”…

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HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: DIVINE MASTER PLAN

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: DIVINE MASTER PLAN BY: Fr. Gerald M Musa   HOMILY: When people get married everyone expects pregnancy to come right away, and when there is a delay in this expectation, anxiety and questions begin to set in until a pregnancy test proves to be positive. The month of December is a time when we celebrate the last month of the pregnancy of the infant Jesus. It is a time also to think of the mystery surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. The…

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HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: OBEDIENCE IS TRUE FREEDOM

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: OBEDIENCE IS TRUE FREEDOM BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Lk. 1:26-38 God created man in His image and likeness. The gift of freedom, which gives us the capacity to love, is what made us in the image and likeness of God. Unlike the rest of creation, man is not governed by his instincts. He has the power to choose. And God respects our freedom. He waits for our free response to His invitation to salvation. He cannot force…

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HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: HOPING IN GOD

HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: HOPING IN GOD BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It is God who builds the house! It is God who sends the Savior! It is God who comes to Mary and through Mary gives us the Savior. All comes from God and all returns to God, but the present is the important time because it is now that God and humans are in relationship. The first reading today is from the Second Book…

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