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Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday, Year A

*HOMILY FOR DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY* READINGS: Acts 2:42-47 I Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 *THEME: THIS MERCY IS BOUNDLESS* Beloved, this Sunday we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. A commemoration of Jesus’ revelation to a Polish nun, Sr. Faustina Kowalska on the Divine Mercy. It was Pope St. John Paul II who on 30th April 2000 granted it to the Universal Church …

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Palm Sunday homily, YearA

HOMILY FOR PALM SUNDAY, YEAR A READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-7 Philippians 2:6-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66 THEME: THE JESUS EXAMPLE OF SUFFERING My dearly beloved, (1)why did Jesus not rebel, or turn back? (2)Why did Peter, James and John  not keep watch with Jesus? (3)Why did Judas hand Jesus over? (4)Why did Pilate think Jesus was innocent? (5)Why did the people call a …

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Homily for the 5th Sunday of lent, year A

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A. READINGS: Ezekiel 37:12-14 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 THEME: GOD, WHO RESTORES OUR HOPE Beloved in Christ, gradually the season of lent is coming to an end; we are invited to intensify our preparations for the celebration of Easter through fasting, alms giving and prayer. Therefore, the prophet Ezekiel tells us to …

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4th Sunday of lent, year A

HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF  LENT, YEAR A READINGS: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 THEME: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Beloved in Christ, this Sunday is called Laetare (Rejoice) Sunday and it’s derived from the first word of today’s liturgy (the introit). It is to remind us of the event we look forward to at the …

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Homily for the 3rd Sunday of lent, year A

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A READINGS: Exodus 17:3-7 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42 THEME: A SPIRITUAL THIRSTING NOT MATERIAL THIRSTING Beloved in Christ, permit me to share a story with you as an introduction to today’s. It’s about a family who lived in a semi desert area. One day, they sent their 12 year old daughter …

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Homily for the 2nd Sunday of lent, year A

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A. READINGS Genesis 12:1-4 2 Timothy 1:8-10 Matthew 17:1-9 THEME: TRANSFIGURATION: A  JOY THAT SUSTAINS HOPE Beloved in Christ, the church today invites us to reflect on the transfiguration of the Lord. The event motivates us to embrace the present Lenten discipline with the joy of Easter as our hope. For the …

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Homily for the 1st Sunday of lent, year A

*HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A* READINGS Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 *THEME: TEMPTED BUT DID NOT SIN* Beloved, last Wednesday  during mass, our foreheads were marked with ashes. This ritual ushered us into the season of lent; a forty day preparation for the celebration of Easter. The ashes reminded us of our mortality and …

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Homily for the 8th Sunday in ordinary time year A

HOMILY FOR THE 8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A READINGS: Isaiah 49:14-15 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34 THEME: A CHOICE FOR GOD, NOT MAMMON Dearly beloved, this morning, Mother Church invites us to answer the question, in whom do I place my trust, God, material comfort or success? We cannot serve God and material possessions, hence we are warned …

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Homily for the 7th Sunday in ordinary time year A

HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A READINGS: Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 Matthew 5:38-48 THEME:  HOLINESS : THE GOAL OF CHRISTIAN CALLING Beloved in Christ, today Mother Church invites us to reflect on our relationship with God and our neighbour, bearing in mind the obligation to be holy or perfect like our heavenly Father. This obligation …

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Homily for the 6th Sunday in ordinary time, year A

​HOMILY FOR THE SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A Readings: Sirach 15:15-20 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Matthew 5:17-37 THEME: OUR FREEDOM AND THE LAW Beloved in Christ, today the Church invites us to reflect on the use of our freedom and the responsibility attached to it in the context of the law of God. The law in this context refers …

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