Category: Christmas

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IT IS THE ENDTIME…

⏰The Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (31 December 2016 – Morning Mass) 📑1 John 2:18-21; Ps 96:1-2, 11-12, 13 (R.v.11a); John 1:1-18 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his great love endures forever (Ps 118:1). We thank the Lord who made it possible for us to see this final day of the Year 2015. May his name be glorified both now and forever. Amen. Endtime is a period of evaluation. Find out time today to think back and think of how you related with the Word of God who took...

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OUR LIFE IN THE LIFE OF THE HOLY FAMILY

⏰FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH ????Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 (R.v.1); Col 3:12-21; Matt 2:13-15, 19-23 ????OUR LIFE IN THE LIFE OF THE HOLY FAMILY In Jesus, God unites himself to the entire human nature and human experience. It is in the family that this human experience is more pronounced. It is here that Jesus spent a greater part of his earthly life. What we know of his earthly ministry spans a period of about three years out of about thirty-three years he spent on earth. so this celebration offers us ample opportunity...

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LOVE IS THE FIRST AND GREATEST COMMANDMENT (Matt 22:37-38)

⏰The Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (29 December 2016) ????1 John 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6 (R.v.11a); Luke 2:22-35 ????LOVE IS THE FIRST AND GREATEST COMMANDMENT (Matt 22:37-38) My dear, St Paul really said it and I believe; all things work together unto good for those who love God (Rom 8:28). If you really love God, then you certainly have nothing to be afraid of because it means that you have all that matters.???? To love is to keep all the commandments because God is love (1 John 4:16) and all commandments comes from...

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“GOD IS LIGHT AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL” (1 John 1:5)

⏰Feast of the Holy Innocents (28 December 2018) 📕1 John 1:5 – 2:2); Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8 (R.v.7ab); Matt 2:13-18 My dear, as we gradually get towards the end of the year 2018, I pray that all the good things you ever started must be directed by God to their fruitful completion through Christ our Lord. Amen. Today, in the life of the Church, and still in the spirit of Christmas, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Innocents, that is, those children who were murdered by Herod in a bid to kill Jesus (cf. Matt 2:13-18). I have never...

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“JESUS I LOVE YOU!”

⏰Feast of St. John the Evangelist (27 December 2018) 📕1 John 1:1-4; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 (R.v.12a); John 20:2-8 There is one prayer which goes thus: “Jesus l love you; All l have is yours; Yours l am; Yours l want to be; Do with me whatever you will.” That prayer always forms two attributes of love in me: commitment and sacrifice. By extension, we can add a third which is transformation. ln the life and teachings of the Beloved Apostle John, we see those three playing out in a great way. At the Last Supper, “he leaned close to...

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LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD SPEAK THROUGH YOU (cf. Matt 10:18)

⏰26 December 2018 📕Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Ps 31:3bc-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17 (R.v.6a); Matt 10:17-22 We give thanks to God for his love and mercy upon us, and for the opportunity to reflect on his Word daily. May his name be glorified both now and forever. Amen. We pray that he may allow his Word to penetrate the innermost part of our being and give us the grace to serve him more faithfully not minding the danger that might want to scare us away from doing so through Christ our Lord. Amen. The best we can do to...

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“ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD” (Isa 52:10)

⏰Christmas Day (25 December 2018) 📕Isa 52:7-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 (R.v.3cd); Heb 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 The sound of Christmas is in the air! There is great rejoicing all over the world! Celebrations abound everywhere! It is indeed worth celebrating. But what are we celebrating? Is it not possible that many of us do not even know? We are celebrating because “Long time ago in Bethlehem,  So the Holy Bible says, Mary’s Boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day. Hark now hear the angels sing, a new king born today, And man will live for evermore because...

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“THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT” (Isa 9:2)

⏰CHRISTMAS EVE (MIDNIGHT MASS) ????Isa 9:2-7; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 11-12, 13 (R. cf. Luke 2:11); Tit 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 ????”THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT” (Isa 9:2) We have come to a very significant night! We are all keeping Vigil and waiting for the appearing of the Messiah! Great signs accompany him as he appears. The prophet Isaiah points out that he shall appear as the light the enlightens the darkness of our lives. Darkness brings confusion and pains into our lives. It blocks away opportunities and introduces insecurity. This darkness can be in the...

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KEEP YOURSELF FROM IDOLS (1 John 5:21)

⏰SATURDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (12 January 2019) 📑1 John 5:14-21; Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9bc, 17 (R.v.4a); John 3:22-30 🎤KEEP YOURSELF FROM IDOLS (1 John 5:21) An idol can be seen as anything that takes over the place of God in your life or takes priority anytime over God in your life. Most times, I warn people to desist from carrying their phones to Church because of this. If you are with your phone on in the Church when you had come to worship and the phone rings, and you go out to answer, for a moment you have left...

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BREAK THAT BARRIER AND GET TO JESUS!

⏰FRIDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (08 January 2016) 📑1 John 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (R.v.12a); Luke 5:12-16 🎤BREAK THAT BARRIER AND GET TO JESUS! Jesus is so sweet and fun to be with. He knows exactly how to turn our sorrows into joy. And while men might want to segregate against us, Jesus is ever ready to embrace us. In him is our hope; he is our joy. So shun anything that discourages you and walk up to Jesus. Even if your case is worse than that of a leper, he is ready to make better than a new born baby....