Reading for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (Joshua 24: 1-2a, 15-17, 18b) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 34: 2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23 (9a)) Second Reading: (Ephesians 5: 21-32 or Ephesians 5: 2a, 25-32) Gospel: (John 6: 60-69)   First Reading: (Joshua 24: 1-2a, 15-17, 18b) And Josue gathered together all the tribes of Israel in Sichem, and called for the ancients, and the princes, and the judges, and the masters: and they stood in the sight of the Lord: And he spoke thus to the people: Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: Your fathers dwelt of old…

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Reading for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (2 Kings 4: 42-44) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 145: 10-11, 15-16, 17-18) Second Reading: (Ephesians 4: 1-6) Gospel: (John 6: 1-15)   First Reading: (2 Kings 4: 42-44) And a certain man came from Baalsalisa bringing to the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty leaves of barley, and new corn in his scrip. And he said: Give to the people, that they may eat. And his servant answered him: How much is this, that I should set it before a hundred men? He said again: Give to the people, that…

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Reading for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

First Reading: (Deuteronomy 18: 15-20) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 95: 1-2, 6-7, 7-9 (8)) Second Reading: (1 Corinthians 7: 32-35) Gospel: (Mark 1: 21-28)   First Reading: (Deuteronomy 18: 15-20) The Lord thy God will raise up to thee a PROPHET of thy nation and of thy brethren like unto me: him thou shalt hear: As thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the assembly was gathered together, and saidst: Let me not hear any more the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see any more this exceeding great…

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Reading for the Feast of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Liturgical Colour: white.

First Reading: (Genesis 15: 1-6; 21: 1-3 or Sirach 3: 2-6, 12-14) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 105: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (7a, 8a)) Second Reading:(Hebrews 11: 8, 11-12, 17-19 or Colossians 3: 12-21) Gospel: (Luke 2: 22-40)   First Reading: (Genesis 15: 1-6; 21: 1-3 or Sirach 3: 2-6, 12-14) Genesis 15: 1-6; 21: 1-3 Now when these things were done, the word of the Lord came to Abram by a vision, saying: Fear not, Abram, I am thy protector, and thy reward exceeding great. And Abram said: Lord God, what wilt thou give me? I…

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Reading for the Thirty-fourth and Last Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A. Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe. Liturgical Colour: white First Reading: (Ezekiel 14: 11-12, 15-17) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 23: 1-2, 2-3, 5-6 (1)) Second Reading: (1Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 31-46)

First Reading: (Ezekiel 14: 11-12, 15-17) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 23: 1-2, 2-3, 5-6 (1)) Second Reading: (1Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 31-46)   First Reading: (Ezekiel 14: 11-12, 15-17) That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, nor be polluted with all their transgressions: but may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord of hosts. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: And if I shall bring mischievous beasts also upon the land to waste it, and it…

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Reading for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green First Reading: (Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5) Second Reading: (1Thessalonians 5: 1-6) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 14-30)

First Reading: (Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5) Second Reading: (1Thessalonians 5: 1-6) Gospel: (Matthew 25: 14-30)   First Reading: (Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31) Who shall find a valiant woman? far and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her. The heart of her husband trusteth in her, and he shall have no need of spoils. She will render him good, and not evil, all the days of her life. She hath sought wool and flax, and hath wrought by the counsel of her…

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HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (13) HOMILY THEME: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BY: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare HOMILY: Readings: Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10; 1Thessalonians 2:7-9, 13; Matthew 23:1-12 The major difference between machines and humans is that machines achieve maximum work efficiency but humans create relationships along with the work. In today’s world where machines are almost taking over our work environment especially with its unbelievable advantage of work efficiency, time management, cost management, greater efficiency, and less or no error. It is more pertinent for humans to wake…

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HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (12) HOMILY THEME: THEY DO NOT PRACTICE WHAT THEY TEACH.

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THEY DO NOT PRACTICE WHAT THEY TEACH. BY: Fr. Clem C. Aladi HOMILY: Mathew 23:3 “Double standard in Christian life.” We are the ones destroying the church because we all have failed to live by the example of our Lord Jesus christ. Mahatma gandhi of India once said “I love Christianity but I hate christians because they don’t practice what they profess”. Do you know how many you have caused to leave the church by your bad examples?…

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HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (11) HOMILY THEME: LIVING ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU PREACH

HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: LIVING ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU PREACH BY: Fr. Cyril Unachukwu CCE HOMILY: It is one thing to preach the Word of God and another thing to live according to the Word of God. An authentic servant of God not only preaches but lives according to the life-giving principles he or she preaches. He or she is simply a witness! May we, the ministers of the Gospel, helped by the grace of the God of the Gospel, open our…

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