Homilies

22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, AUGUST 30TH 2020

THEME: BEARING MY CROSS WITH THE LORD (Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27) Suffering as we know is the bearing or undergoing of pain or distress. Suffering can raise difficult questions about why God allows this to happen. However, suffering of one kind or another is inevitable and so it remains a mystery. Why does … Continue reading 22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, AUGUST 30TH 2020

20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, AUGUST 16, 2020

THEME: BEEN PERSISTENT, NEVER SAY NEVER! (Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Romans 11:13-15,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28) Today is the 20th Sunday in ordinary time, year A. The Church draws our attention to God’s invitation to persistent in prayer. This means that we have equal opportunities to it through our response of faith; for faith and prayer can’t be separated … Continue reading 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, AUGUST 16, 2020

16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JULY 19, 2020

THEME: IF GOD CAN WAIT; WE SHOULD TOO! (Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19; Roman 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43) The gospel reading of last Sunday started Jesus' ministry of the proclamation of the kingdom of heaven using parables - ‘earthly stories with heavenly meanings’. Having narrated the parable of the sower and its explanations, Jesus goes further this … Continue reading 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JULY 19, 2020

13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. JUNE 28, 2020

THEME: CHRISTIAN VIRTUE OF HOSPITALITY AND ITS REWARD (2 King 4:8-11,13-16; Romans 6:3-4,8-11;  Mathew 10:37-42) In today’s Gospel, Jesus states that, whoever prefers parents, brothers, sisters and other relations more than him is not worthy of him, Matt.10:37. Jesus is not by this meant that we must not love our families and be concerned about … Continue reading 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A. JUNE 28, 2020

12TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JUNE 21, 2020

THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID, YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN MANY SPARROWS. (Jeremiah 20:10-13; Romans.5:12-15; Mathew; 10:26-33) The whole of the tenth chapter of Mathew is in fact, a collection of Jesus' teaching on mission. Certainly, many of the instructions in this chapter are not meant to be followed literally. However, the attitudes they inculcate … Continue reading 12TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR, JUNE 21, 2020