• COME TO ME WITH ALL YOUR BURDENS, SAYS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

    July 5, 2020 admin

    REV. FR. JOHN-MARY BENEDICT NTOL ATEP Readings: Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 This Sunday’s Gospel, presents one of the most powerful and insightful Gospel passages. It has 3 parts: a prayer – “I bless/thank you, Father”; a declaration of Jesus about Himself – “Everything has been given to me by my…

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  • SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

    June 15, 2020 admin

    Readings: Deut. 8: 2–3.14a–16a; 1 Cor. 10: 16–17; John 6: 51–58 The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ every day except on Good Friday but there are two principal days that the Eucharist’s specific focal points are highlighted. They are Holy Thursday evening when the institution of the Holy Eucharist…

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  • PENTECOST HOMILY: THE GREATEST UNUSED POWER IN THE WORLD

    May 31, 2020 admin

    Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Ps. 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 11-13; John 20:19-23 Rev. Fr. John-Mary Ntol Atep When good and great people die, we usually say prayerfully “REST IN PEACE.” And we engrave such words on their gravestones and other documents. It is prayerfully “said to express the hope that someone’s spirit has found peace after…

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  • We are wired for the community

    February 11, 2018 admin

    HOMILY OF THE SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B Readings: Leviticus 13:1-2, 45-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45 Preamble Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, St. John Paul II and their predecessors have been consistently teaching us and the world that faithfulness to Jesus Christ requires us not only to: proclaim the dignity of every…

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  • HOMILY FOR 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMES YEAR A

    December 15, 2017 admin

    Readings: Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16.21-27 Last Sunday, we reflected on leadership and what it takes to be a genuine leader according to the mind of Christ. Today’s reflection focuses on discipleship and how our souls are yearning for God. They remind and encourage us to allow God to take possession of us. In…

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  • A HOMILY OF FIFTHEEN SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR A

    December 15, 2017 admin

    Readings: Is. 55: 10-11; Rom. 8: 18-23; Matt. 13:1-9 I am so delighted by our quest for the Word of God! And our Sunday readings speak of the power in the Word of God. For Scripture says, “Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul…

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  • THIRTEEN SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A

    December 15, 2017 admin

    Readings: 2 Kings 4:8ff; Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42 Our readings today suggest for themselves themes like hospitality, generosity, commitment and charity. When I was walking down the road last week for my exercise, I heard a man repeating this mantra to all those who passed by him: “Have you helped someone today besides yourself?”…

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  • TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A

    December 15, 2017 admin

    Readings: Jer. 20:10-13; Ps. 69…; Rom. 5:12-15; Matt. 10:26-33 Certain events in my life have given me a lot of insights about being afraid and fearing. It is important to note that there is a difference between being afraid and fearing. Thus, we are to “Have fear but do not be afraid.” Jesus says: “Do…

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  • HOMILY ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY – YEAR A

    December 15, 2017 admin

    Readings: Exo. 34:4b-6.8-9; Resp. ps. Dan. 3; 2Cor. 13:11-13; John 3:16-18 I once had a spiritual director who was fond of asking the question: “What is your God like?”  He would then challenge me to go even deeper as he would continue to ask: “What does God feel like for you? What does He smell…

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  • HOLY THURSDAY HOMILY

    December 15, 2017 admin

    Readings: Ex. 12:1-8.11-14; Ps. 116:12-13.15-16bc. 17-18.; 1Cor. 11:23-26; John 13:1-15. T This evening’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper officially opens the Easter Triduum. On this evening we commemorate “Our Lord’s Last Supper” in which three significant events were carried out by Our Lord Jesus Christ: the joint institution of the Holy Eucharist and the Ministerial…

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