TO GOD AND CAESAR

THEME: TO GOD AND CAESAR READINGS: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 / Ps. 96 / 1 Thess. 1:1-5 / Matthew 22:15-21 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” (Mt. 22:21). This is the very intelligent answer which

DRESSING UP FOR HEAVEN

THEME: DRESSING UP FOR HEAVEN READINGS: Isaiah 25:6-10/ Phil. 4:12-14, 19-20 / Matthew 22:1-14 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time In the parable of today’s gospel reading, though the invitation to the wedding was opened to all, the man who went to the feast without

THE VINEYARD OF THE LORD

THEME: THE VINEYARD OF THE LORD READINGS: Isaiah 5:1-7 / Ps. 80 / Philippians 4:6-9 / Matthew 21:33-43 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time ‘The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel’ (Response to the Psalm). So important is the vine to Israel

SECOND CHANCE

THEME: SECOND CHANCE READINGS: Ezekiel 18:25-28 / Philippians 2:1-11 / Matthew 21:28-32 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION Today I have entitled the message, ‘SECOND CHANCE’. I guess some people are immediately thinking of the movie series entitled ‘Second Chance’. But that is not

ONE REWARD – HEAVEN

THEME: ONE REWARD – HEAVEN READINGS: Isaiah 55:6-9 / Philippians 1:20, 27 / Matthew 20:1-16 25th Sunday in Ordinary time Most of the public buses in Ghana don’t depart from the stations according to fixed schedules. Rather, they depart anytime they are filled to

THE VICTORY OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED

THEME: THE VICTORY OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED READINGS: Number 21:4-9/ Philippians 2:6-11/ John 3:13-17 THE EXULTATION OF THE CROSS Every year the Church celebrates the feast of the Exultation or Triumph of the Cross of Jesus Christ on September 14. According to a legend (story),

FORGIVENESS

THEME: FORGIVENESS READINGS: Sirach 27:30 – 28:7/ Romans 14:7-9/ Matthew 18:21-35 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time To forgive means ‘to stop feeling angry with somebody who has done something to harm, annoy or upset you’ [OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER’S DICTIONARY (2000)]. The word is ‘for-GIVE’

TWO OR THREE IN THE LORD’S NAME

THEME: TWO OR THREE IN THE LORD’S NAME READINGS: Ezekiel 33:7-9/ Romans 13:8-10/ Matthew 18:15-20 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time It is not easy persevering in prayer alone. For this reason, the Lord encourages us to join hands with others in prayer. Remember that

DYING, CHRIST DESTROYED OUR DEATH

THEME: DYING, CHRIST DESTROYED OUR DEATH READINGS: Jeremiah 20:7-9/ Romans 12:1-2/ Matthew 16:21-27 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The scourge of the deadly Ebola virus has caused a lot of scare in the world, especially, in West Africa. So far over 3,000 people have

“I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH” (Mt. 16:18)

THEME: “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH” (Mt. 16:18) READINGS: Isaiah 22:19-23/ Romans 11:33-36 / Matthew 16:13-20 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time In asking the questions (Who do the people say I am? Who do you say I am?), Jesus was leading His disciples to