HOMILY FOR HOLY THURSDAY/ MAUNDY THURSDAY, YEAR A, B, C HOMILY THEME: New Mandate

HOMILY FOR HOLY THURSDAY/ MAUNDY THURSDAY, YEAR A, B, C HOMILY THEME: NEW MANDATE By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY FOR HOLY THURSDAY: Lord’s Supper (Last supper) is one of the most famous paintings in the world. There are different versions of this painting, but Leonardo da Vinci’s is about the most famous. It took Da Vinci three years to complete the painting, and like any piece of art, this painting has been a subject of different interpretations. However, what is most important is that the event of the Last Supper…

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HOMILY FOR THE 30th SUNDAY IN THE ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A (4) HOMILY THEME: IT’S ABOUT LOVE

HOMILY FOR THE 30th SUNDAY IN THE ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: IT’S ABOUT LOVE By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY: A man was offered a $100 (hundred dollars), but he noticed that the hundred-dollar bill (note) was incomplete. It was half torn and he could not use it without the second half and stitching the two parts together. In the same way, love is made up of two essential parts – love of God and love of neighbour and each of these parts is necessary to make love more…

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HOMLIY FOR THE THIRD (3rd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: MEETING JESUS

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD (3rd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: MEETING JESUS By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY: The word Kerygma is a Greek word derived from the verb Keriso that means to cry or proclaim, or to preach the Good News. After the resurrection of Jesus, his disciples explained the mystery of the death and resurrection. This was why Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed the meaning of the death, crucifixion, resurrection and exaltation of Jesus (See Acts of the Apostles 2:14, 22-23).…

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HOMILY FOR THE SECOND (2nd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A HOMILY THEME: PRE - PENTECOST MINISTRATION!

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND (2nd) SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A By: Fr Benedict Agbo HOMILY THEME: PRE – PENTECOST MINISTRATION! * Act 2 : 42 – 47, 1 Pet 1 : 3 – 9, Jn 20 : 19 – 31. HOMILY: A. MINISTRATION FOR FELLOWSHIP 1. Don’t mind my use of this vague and nebulous terminology called by charismatics ‘ministration’. But I just chose to call what Jesus did for the apostles in today’s gospel, ‘a pre – pentecost ministration’ for fellowship. 2. We are told that the doors were…

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HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY, YEAR A EASTER SUNDAY: HE IS RISEN!

HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY, YEAR A EASTER SUNDAY: HE IS RISEN! By: Fr. Johnbosco Obika HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY: Today, Easter Sunday, is the beginning of our story and this is our story: that that the grave is not a destination but a process; the cross is not an end but a means. Today we celebrate Light: The Paschal candle represents Jesus, the primordial light of creation. “Light from Light”. By the resurrection ,the light of God is cast over our souls. Jesus is the light that pierces the grave…

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HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A (no.2) HOMILY THEME: Dying and Rising

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR A HOMILY THEME: Dying and Rising By: Fr. Gerald Musa HOMILY: Phoenix is an ancient bird that dies and rises again. What is even more amazing about this legendary bird is how the bird burns at the end of its life and a new bird (little Phoenix) emerges from the ashes of the old Phoenix. Christian art uses Phoenix as a symbol of new life and resurrection, and as a sign of renewal and immortality. As I reflect over the life of…

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HOMILY FOR THE FOUTH (4th) SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A HOMILY Theme: That the power of God will be made manifest

HOMILY FOR THE FOUTH (4th) SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A (Laetare Sunday) HOMILY Theme: That the power of God will be made manifest By: Fr Justin Nzekwe HOMILY : Many things that happen in our lives happen for a purpose. Nothing happens in vain. The universe belongs to God and God controls it. This is a fact that we find very difficult to accept as humans. We often want to find out the cause of every ill that happens in our lives and society, and we often attribute it to…

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Homily for the Second (2nd) Sunday of Lent, Year A Theme: Stop Being Afraid

By: Fr. Munachi Ezeogu, CSSp Genesis 12:1-4, 2 Timothy 1:8-10, Matthew 17:1-9 On the Gospel, Stop Being Afraid HOMILY: There is a mysterious story in 2 Kings that can help us understand what is happening in the transfiguration. Israel is at war with Aram, and Elisha the man of God is using his prophetic powers to reveal the strategic plans of the Aramean army to the Israelites. At first the King of Aram thinks that one of his officers is playing the spy but when he learns the truth he…

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HOMILY FOR FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A

HOMILY FOR FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A Fr. Gerald M. Musa WHAT IS TEMPTATION? There is a wise counsel in Scriptures, which says, “My Son, if thou art ready to serve the Lord, prepare thyself for temptations” (Ecclesiasticus 2.1). The word temptation is from the Latin tentare, which means to feel or to try. To tempt, therefore, means to persuade or to convince someone to do something unwise or immoral.The story of Adam and Eve and the Story of Jesus gives us a vivid picture of the attraction of…

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HOMILY OF THE 6th (SIX) WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A Theme: FREE AND FAITHFUL

HOMILY OF THE 5th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A Theme: FREE AND FAITHFUL Fr. Gerald M. Musa Free and faithful in Christ is the title of a famous book by a renowned Theologian, Bernard Haring. I find this title very good because it summarises the nature of our vocation. God calls each one of us and expects us to exercise freedom in responding or rejecting his call. The most important freedom that God has given to us is the freedom of choice. The book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) expresses this…

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