YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, BISHOP AND DOCTOR HOMILY THEME: LOVING CONCRETELY BY: Rev Fr Joseph Nyarko Asare   HOMILY: (1Cor 8:1-7,11-13/Ps 139:1-3,13-14,23-24/Lk 6:27-38) Love is very active and practical. It is an act of self giving and sacrifice. It let go without expecting a return. It opens us up to everything from the other (world, loved one, etc.). It could expose us to danger, pain or tears. No matter its demands, we are commanded to love. Chrysostom died around 58…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: The Law of Love Supersedes All Other Laws.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: The Law of Love Supersedes All Other Laws. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” *(Luke 6:9)*_ There is a story of a housemaid who while cleaning the sitting room one day mistakenly broke an expensive piece of art. She almost lost her job in the process but for the timely intervention of her parents…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 21st WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE GOD OF SURPRISES

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 21st WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE GOD OF SURPRISES BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (1 COR 1:26-31:, MATT 25:14-30) If God should stop surprising us then He would be our equal. His ways surprise us because they surpass us. God has surprised the world with basically two things:His choices and His Judgements. God chooses the weak, the foolish, the ignoble rather than the mighty, the wise and the noble of the world. It amazes us. Why would God go to the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: IS YOUR TALENT A BLESSING OR A CURSE TO YOU?

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: IS YOUR TALENT A BLESSING OR A CURSE TO YOU? BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 25:14-30) Saturday of the Twenty First Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the Parable of the Talents. It is the story of a master who gave his servants different amounts of talents before he went on a journey. When he came back, he asked them to account for the talents. One just maintained the talents left…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: FOOLISHNESS VERSUS WISDOM.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FOOLISHNESS VERSUS WISDOM. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever, I will thwart.” *(1st Corinthians 1:18-19)* Whenever the scriptures talk about foolishness, it always does so within the context of wisdom. We become wise only…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 25:1-13) Friday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel we have the parable of the ten virgins. We are aware of the story. The groom was taking more than the expected time to arrive. Meanwhile, five of the ten virgins were running out of oil for their lamps. They were forced to leave their place and try to find oil. Unfortunately, while…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: BE A WAKEFUL CHRISTIAN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE A WAKEFUL CHRISTIAN BY: REV FR IGBODEKWE LIVINUS C.   HOMILY: Christ and Paul are always admonishing their followers to be wakeful. For instance Jesus in Matt 26:41 says we must watch and pray. Paul in Eph 5:14 says “awake o sleeper… ” What actually does it refer to? There are types of wakefulness: A. Physical wakefulness : your eyes are still open and of course you are very much on alert. B. Mental wakefulness: the eyes…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: KEEP WATCH ALWAYS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: KEEP WATCH ALWAYS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 24:42-51) Thursday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time. In today’s Gospel Jesus introduces the faithful servant who is vigilant while his master is away. The servant is entrusted with the master’s property because he was found responsible. Jesus also describes the wicked servant who is found busy with bullying his fellow servants and eating and drinking while the master is away. The said servant will…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF THE PASSION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (2) HOMILY THEME: THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF THE PASSION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST HOMILY THEME: THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _Herod had sent and seized John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; because he had married her. For John said to Herod: “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him.” *(Mark 6:17-19)*_ Once upon a time, a popular musician sang: “If you stand for the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF THE PASSION OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (1) HOMILY THEME: CAN TRUTH BE REALLY SILENCED BY KILLING THE MESSENGER?

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME. MEMORIAL OF THE PASSION OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST HOMILY THEME: CAN TRUTH BE REALLY SILENCED BY KILLING THE MESSENGER? BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 6:1-29) Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist In today’s Gospel, the Passion of St. John the Baptist, we have the account of his beheading. It was a short stint for John but he fulfilled his mission of preparing the way of the Lord. His death was tragic because it…

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