HOMILY FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY BY REV. FR. NICODEMUS ONWUSOBA
Jun 01, 2017
THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST (HOLY SPIRIT) IS FOR UNITY NOT DIVISION!
Acts 2: 1-11; 1Cor 12: 3-7.12-12; John 20: 19-23
Today, we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday, the fiftieth (pentecostes) day after the Resurrection of Christ. This solemnity commemorates the fulfillment of Christ’s promise to send the Holy Spirit upon his nervous disciples, who gathered behind the closed doors of the Cenacle in Jerusalem. Pentecost is a feast which occupies a very important and prominent positi ...
FIRE AS A SYMBOL OF THE HOLY SPIRT By Rev. Fr. Kenneth Ahanonu
Jun 01, 2017
Narrating the account of the Pentecost, Luke recounts that suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where the disciples were sitting. Then “divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them” (Act 2:3).
A pertinent question is, why tongues of fire? Could the presence of the Holy Spirit not be felt in another form? Certainly it could as in the case of Baptism of Jesus when the ...
Homily for the 7th Sunday of Easter in the Year A. By Fr JohnPaul Okonkwo
May 26, 2017
THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE !
The first reading of today shows that after the ascension of Jesus, the apostles, together with Mary the mother of Jesus and his brethren, and other women, devoted themselves to prayers. In the second reading, Peter encourages us to rejoice whenever we share in Christ’s suffering as Christians. In the Gospel, Jesus in the first part of his priestly prayer, asks God to glorify him (the Son) and be glorified in him whom he (the Father) s ...
Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A by Rev. Fr. Kenneth Ahanonu
May 18, 2017
YOU TOO NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT
It is two weeks to Pentecost. As seen in today’s readings, the Church is already preparing us for the great manifestation as well as reception of the Holy Spirit traditionally celebrated on Pentecost day. The Church is wise; the Church is wonderful. Glory be to God.
The greatest thing that has ever happened in the world history is that God came down and dwelt physically with people in the person of Jesus Christ. His physical presence ceased a ...
REFUTING HERECIES ABOUT THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY By Rev Fr. Humphrey Nwajoko
May 13, 2017
It is the belief of most non-Catholics that Catholics do not read the Bible and do not know anything about the Bible. Various Councils of the Church deliberated and approved the collections of the books that made of the bible we read today. This however was approved by the Pope. Without the Catholic Church, other denominations wouldn’t have gotten the Bible.
Immaculate conception– The Church teaches that the BVM was conceived without sin at the time of conception. She was ...
Reflection on the Blessed Virgin Mary on Nnewi diocesan Marian Year Celebration 13/05/2017 By Bishop Hilary Okeke 11:10 AM
May 13, 2017
It is 100 years on since the BVM appeared to the three children of Fatima. She appeared 7 times to them and one more time to one of them. Today, 2 of the children to whom The BVM appeared will be made saints by the Pope. The angel had been appearing to these three children. Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta went to gather their sheep and they were led to the height of the mountain and they were so afraid. The BVM appeared to them and they were afraid all the more. They were also afraid since it w ...
Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter A By Rev. Fr. Martin Onwudiwe
May 11, 2017
IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE, THERE ARE MANY ROOMS
During the 2009 Christian pilgrimage to Israel, one of the pilgrims, Brother Jude would have preferred a room to himself if given the opportunity. His roommate had already shown his horrible snoring habit during their air travel which unfortunately became the lot of Brother Jude during their 10 days sojourn in the Holy Land. Brother Jude hardly slept owing to his roommate’s heavy snoring. Obviously, the comforts of a room occupied ...
Homily For the Fourth Sunday of Easter A By Rev. Fr. Hygi Aghaulor
May 04, 2017
THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND THE GOOD SHEEP
After the 2005 first Nnewi Diocesan Census, we went for a random cross-checking of the figures collected. In a family in St. Anthony’s Umuohi Okija, we met an elderly woman whom the seminarian with me asked how many dependents she had. She began, “Well, there is Rosu nwam, and Richardi, and louisi, Ceciria, Okekenta, Willie…” It was then that I interrupted her as names rolled on and on and said: “No, mama, that’ ...
Easter Sunday Homily (Year A) by Rev. Fr Kenneth Ahanaonu
Apr 14, 2017
THE RESSURECTION CHARACTERS AND THE SIGNIFICANCE FOR US CHRISTIANS
Today is the day of great Alleluia. It is the resurrection of the Lord. It is a day that brought the greatest change in the world history. It is a day our salvation is accomplished. The period of lent and the week-long celebration of the paschal mystery has its culmination in the celebration of today. We thank God and joyfully proclaim Alleluia in the highest.
We may claim to have at least a faint understanding ...
Homily for Passion Sunday A By Rev. Fr Francis C. Ezinne
Apr 05, 2017
THEY HAILED HIM YET, THEY NAILED HIM TO THE CROSS; BUT, WE CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO BE DIFFERENT
In fulfillment of the Scriptures, Jesus went up to Jerusalem to take up His Cross for the salvation of the world. This glorious messianic entry into Jerusalem is what we commemorate in today’s liturgy. After five weeks of preparation through prayer, fasting, alms giving and other forms of penance, we, today enter the climax of the Lenten season, the Holy Week, in wh ...