The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated,

The Kingdom of Heaven

READINGS: Ezekiel 17:22-24/ 2 Cor. 5:6-10/ Mark 4:26-34 [Homily of Masses celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church, Tema, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tema New Town] Theme: The Kingdom of Heaven 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Beloved, what will be your answer to the question: ‘Why are you in the church today?’ You may probably…

The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated,

Eternal Life Assurance

READINGS: Acts 1:15–17, 20–26 / 1 John 4:11–16/ John 17:11–19 Theme:  Eternal Life Assurance 7th Sunday of Easter INTRODUCTION: Beloved, Jesus did not leave us money as an inheritance, for it could be stolen or misused; he did not leave cars as our inheritance, for they could be involved in accidents; he did not leave…

Peter Baptizing the Centurion Cornelius, by Francesco Trevisani, 1709.

Led by the Holy Spirit!

READINGS: Acts 10:25–26, 34–35, 44–48 / 1 John 4:7–10/ John 15: 9–17 Theme: Led by the Holy Spirit! 6th Sunday of Easter INTRODUCTION: Today as we celebrate Mothers’ Day, let us congratulate our mothers and pray for God’s special blessings on them. Today is also the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  Coming Thursday [Ascension Day], we…

Resurrection of Christ

Jesus Christ Is Risen Indeed!

READINGS: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/ 1 John 2:1-5/ Luke 24:35-48 Theme: Jesus Christ Is Risen Indeed! 3rd Sunday of Easter Beloved, Jesus Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! In 1978, when, as a Form 2 pupil of Nima Roman Catholic Middle School, I passed the Common Entrance Exams to gain admission for my secondary education, I was…

Jesus enters Jerusalem and the crowds welcome him, by Pietro Lorenzetti painted in 1320.

Wave Your Christian Victory Flag

READINGS: Is. 50:4-7, Phil. 2:6-11, Mk. 14:1-15, 47 Theme: Wave Your Christian Victory Flag Palm Sunday The waving of PALM branches on this day should remind us to wave our CHRISTIAN VICTORY FLAG! By the end of this homily we will be reminded of what the Christian Victory Flag is. Unlike the recent unsatisfactory performance…

Germination of a seed

Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies

READINGS: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:7-9, John 12:20-33 Theme: Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies 5th Sunday of Lent A little boy, with no previous experience in farming, told his father that he wanted to sow some grains of corn the mother had given him. The dad advised that he put the grains in a bowl…

Christ Crucified

Spiritual Vaccination

Theme: Spiritual Vaccination 4th Sunday of Lent The discovery of the use of vaccines has helped us a lot. Most of us, since childhood, have been vaccinated several times – e.g. vaccinations against polio, yellow fever, chicken pox, hepatitis. But [if not] for such vaccinations many of [us] would have been very sick, disabled or…

Independence Arch - Accra, Ghana

Thanksgiving for Ghana’s Independence

Theme: Thanksgiving for Ghana’s Independence 3rd Sunday of Lent This year’s Thanksgiving Day for Ghana’s 55th Independence Anniversary coincides with 3rd SUNDAY OF LENT. I find today’s gospel passage (John 2:13-25) very appropriate for the celebration of our Anniversary. The gospel reading says Jesus went to Jerusalem just before the Jewish Passover feast. The Passover…