HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (10) HOMILY THEME: PREPARING FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: PREPARING FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD BY: Fr. Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: Every day of our lives is a preparation for our participation in the Kingdom of God and “the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14:17). It is the Spirit of God that leads us through this preparation! As the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness for forty days, may we also be…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (9)

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: REFLECTING ON LENT AND THE NUMBER 40 BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: Before describing the miracles and ministry of Jesus, Mark reports how the spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness where he stayed for 40 days and was tempted by satan (Mk 1, 12-15). The number 40 has deep biblical roots. Each year the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church celebrates 40 days of prayer and fasting before the great celebration of Easter. This number is very symbolic…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (8)

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HE SUFFERED AND DIED TO SET US FREE. HE CAME TO CLEANSE US FROM SIN. THIS IS THE TIME OF GRACE, LET US REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL. BY: Fr. Clement C. Aladi.   HOMILY: (Gn 9:8-15; I Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15) “Nothing but the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is the answer to a troubled world” Here we are again, in the first Sunday of Lent. We live in a world of impurities. Impurities in words, thoughts and…

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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/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (7) HOMILY THEME: BE ON YOUR GUARD

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: BE ON YOUR GUARD BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Gen. 9:8-15 Second reading – 1 Pt. 3:18-22    Gospel – Mk. 1:12-15 “God himself has sent us the meat” was the exclamation of Mr Chukwunalu when he went checking on his traps and saw the badly wounded but giant grass cutter on his trap early morning on that Ash Wednesday. His traps had always been the major source of meat for Chukwunalu and his family. It…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (6) HOMILY THEME: TIME OF GRACE IS HERE

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: TIME OF GRACE IS HERE BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: 1st reading: Gen 9:8-15 2nd reading: 1Pt 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 We have finally made it to the 2018 Lenten season. I see God’s grace at work. Another opportunity indeed it is to get close to God and turn away from our wrong doings. Let us therefore cash in on God’s grace and flourish in his mercy. The first reading of today ushers us into the paschal mystery that…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (5) HOMILY THEME: OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS WITH PRAYER AND FASTING

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS WITH PRAYER AND FASTING BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 1:12-15) In the day’s Gospel, the First Sunday of Lent, Jesus shows us the importance of prayer and fasting against the temptations of the devil. Alone in the desert, Jesus exposed Himself to every attempt of the devil to make Him succumb to the devil’s will and disobey His Father’s will. There, He was at His weakest, most vulnerable situation, and dependent on His Father. God did…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: BEING IN CONVENANT WITH GOD 

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: BEING IN CONVENANT WITH GOD BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Part of Lent is deepening our awareness that we people who have a Covenant with the Living God. We are not just people who believe in God. We are a people sought out by God, a people formed by God and a people with a special love relationship with God. Only when we are deeply aware of His love for us can…

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HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: LET US GO TO OUR DESERT!

HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: LET US GO TO OUR DESERT! BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 1:12-15 A mother camel was talking to her young son. “Mother”, asked the young camel, “why do our feet look different from the others?” The mother replied, “Well, son, our feet have three hooves so that when we walk on the sand in the desert, we will not sink.” The son again asked, “But why do we have such long eyelashes?” And the mother said, “Those…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (2)

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT TOPIC: PREPARING FOR LENT Gospel: Mk 1:12-15 Message # 306: “The Fast which I Ask of You” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother explains the real meaning of fasting. She mentions four kinds of fasting which we should practice if we truly want to “walk along the road of penance and mortification” (letter a). These are bodily fast, spiritual fast, fast of the heart, and fast of the soul. b) Bodily fast is necessary to mortify the senses (letter b). There…

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