THIRD SUNDAY B HOMILY

THIRD SUNDAY B HOMILY by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: “REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL” (Mk 1:15) In Mark 1:15, Our Lord Jesus, who came to save us from our sins, begins his mission by urging us to repent. In John 20:23 he institutes the sacrament of Reconciliation by...

BAPTISM OF THE LORD

BAPTISM OF THE LORD In Ad 28 or 29, when John the Baptist was baptizing repentant sinners, Jesus too was baptized at age 30 or 31. Why was Jesus baptized? Was he also a repentant sinner? No. He was baptized for the following reasons: To side with repentant sinners for...

HOLY FAMILY HOMILY

HOLY FAMILY: Homily by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: THE HOLY FAMILY Objective: That we keep God’s family holy. Today, we are celebrating the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. It is a holy family because it was established by God. It is holy because Christ the...

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT B

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT B2 THEME: LET US SURRENDER TO GOD’S WILL Last Sunday, God advised us to rejoice always, because the Lord is coming to save us. In today’s readings, God reveals to us the requirement for rejoicing forever. We have to surrender to his plans for...

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT B HOMILY

ADVENT III B GAUDETE (REJOICE) SUNDAY Homily by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: LET US BE JOYFUL The third Sunday of Advent is called “Gaudete Sunday”. The name Gaudete (Rejoice) is taken from the entrance antiphon of the Mass, which is: Rejoice in the Lord always; again...

ADVENT SUNDAY 1 B HOMILY

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Year B: Homily by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: LET US BE VIGILANT Objective: That we be attentive to every coming of the Lord. We are starting the season of Advent. Advent has a twofold purpose, for it is a time of preparation for Christmas, in...

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY (A) HOMILY

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY: HOMILY by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: THE CHARITABLE WILL GO TO THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST Objective: That we do more charitable works. The Church’s liturgical year concludes with this feast of Christ the King, instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to...

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY A HOMILY

THIRTYTHIRD SUNDAY A: HOMILY by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: GOD GAVE US TALENTS The purpose is that we use them to serve God and the community. The message is that every Christian has a duty to exercise a ministry within the community, without losing any time, because...

THIRTIETH SUNDAY A HOMILY

THIRTIETHSUNDAY A: Homily by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: LET US LOVE GOD CORDIALLY AND OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES Objective: To Put Love into Practice The public teaching of Jesus at Jerusalem is coming to an end. His passion is approaching. It is a period of intensive...

TWNTY-NINTH SUNDAY A HOMILY

TWENTYNINTH SUNDAY A: HOMLIY by Fr. Matthias Lusembo THEME: REPAY TO CAESAR WHAT BELONGS TO CAESAR AND TO GOD WHAT BELONGS TO GOD Objective: That we may implement justice where it is due. In Matthew 22:15-21, the Pharisees (Representing Jews) and Herodians...