YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (13) HOMILY THEME: EPHPHATHA EXPERIENCE 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: EPHPHATHA EXPERIENCE BY: Fr. Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: In the deafening noise of vices that bedevils our times and the indifference and ideological persecution that render speechless the voice of truth, one cannot but sense the ongoing and resilient open war to silence to dumbness the voice of virtue. Confronted by this conflict that revives the age long tension between the force of Light and the force of darkness, we cannot but pray for a renewal of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: JESUS THE HEALER

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: JESUS THE HEALER BY: Fr Emmanuel Uchechukwu Muodebelu C.S.Sp   HOMILY: (Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37). I can vividly recall how we learnt how to say the prayer for Nigeria in distress as children. This prayer was said in every block rosary centre and in the churches. People were encouraged to memorise it. Along the line, the Catholic Church introduced prayer against bribery and corruption in Nigeria. We were told to also memorise it. These prayers are said…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED MIRACLE OF GRACE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED MIRACLE OF GRACE BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: IS 35:4-7, JAS 2:1-5, M 7:31-37 INTRODUCTION : Left in the self imposed exile, humanity wonders in a wild world of affliction and pain, bedeviled by the physical impediments which is only a reflection of his distorted spiritual nature. The Lord’s response to the ugly situation is that of compassion, expressed in the promises of imminent messianic era. In the days of the Lord, the afflicted…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: Show them equal concern and treat them without discrimination because they are all children of God

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Show them equal concern and treat them without discrimination because they are all children of God BY: Fr. Clem Chimezie Aladi   HOMILY: GOSPEL: MK 7:31-37 My dearest Child of God, peace be with you in God’s house and may your ears be open to hear His words, your tongue untied to proclaim His wonderful deeds and your eyes open to see the beauty of God’s creation in the poor, the handicapped and those in need. The ideology of ‘preferential…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID YOUR GOD WILL COME AND SAVE YOU

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID YOUR GOD WILL COME AND SAVE YOU BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: Our God is a saving God. At the root of his interest in us, is his concern for our welfare and redemption (Jer 29; 11) . In Isaiah 35, we notice that God’s coming is intimately tied to the return of the people of Israel from exile, which actually is part of the salvation God promised his people. Our theme today…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: ERA OF GLORY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: ERA OF GLORY BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: Great news is when your transformation is near and you are duly informed. Exiled Israel receives the message of restoration, healing, cleansing, and re-establishment. In the Gospel, we see Jesus healing and restoring all in need of Divine intervention. Jesus fulfils the prophecy of Isaiah and we live in this era of fulfilment. Now, some beautiful information: God has empowered us to continue His ministry of transformation. Thus, we…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) THEME: THE “BUT”

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: THE “BUT” BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Isaiah 35:4-7      Second reading – James 2:1-5   Gospel – Mk 7:31-37 One would be surprised at the choice of today’s topic. Think about it yourself, human beings are among God’s creatures that have it inherent in them to be ingrates. Tell me that which you would do and there would be a total appreciation of it. I am surprised today that the Jews saw the miracle of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: BE OPENED 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE OPENED BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk.7:31-37) Twenty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus cured a deaf and mute person. The people following Him begged Him to heal the man. Jesus obliged by touching both the ears and tongue of the deaf-mute and commanding “Ephphata” which means “Be opened.” Immediately the sick man was able to hear and speak. “Open” is one beautiful word and action we have. We marvel and celebrate a lot…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: FAST-FOOD SPIRITUALITY. 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FAST-FOOD SPIRITUALITY. BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 7:31-37 A priest found out that there was a problem with the microphone during Mass. So he tapped it while mumbling, “There is something wrong with this microphone.” And the people came up with their usual response: “And also with you.” (It’s a good thing the new translation of the Roman Missal changed this response.) I remember one incident in the seminary where I studied. A seminarian was assigned to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: “He has done everything well; He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “He has done everything well; He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 7:31-37 A singular verse in the gospel passage we hear today captured me, transporting me to the long ago day when, with a group of bystanders, I, too, would profess, “He has done everything well; He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37) I have a vague…

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