Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fr Ebuka Umekachikelu, MSP - Homily Good Friday, April 19, 2019


We commemorate the supreme sacrifice that Christ paid for our liberation. The words of Hosea comes to pass ‘he will heal us, he will bind our wounds… on the third day he will raise us up to live in his presence (6:1-2) we grieve over our failure to yield ourselves to this new freedom and re-commit ourselves to surrender wholly to him, so that he would not have paid this costly price in vain for us.

Father, do not treat us as we truly deserve. We are sorry especially for the ingratitude that takes for granted the price your son paid for our redemption. May we find strength daily in the cross to return to you.  Look on the merits of your son’s death and have pity on us as we continue to plead his blood for our sins. We ask this through Christ our lord

Fr Ebuka Umekachikelu, MSP - Homily Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019


Today we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist. Christ left a memorial of himself under forms of bread and wine for his apostles and all his followers. Through the Eucharist our Lord is perpetually present in our midst to accompany us on life’s journey. The Eucharist tells us we are not alone, there is a living presence, a helper always close at hand that we have.  He also invites each one of us to be like him in this great act of love and self-giving. The highest expression of love is in humble service to the least of the brethren. This is the meaning of the washing of the feet that every follower of Christ is called to. We can touch others deeply by humbling ourselves to serve others especially the very vulnerable.

Lord! Teach us how to Love as you did. Take away our selfishness and pride. Grant us to venerate you always in this sacred mystery of your body and blood that you left us as a memorial your passion, that we may be ever worthy of the fruit of your redemption.  Amen

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fr Ebuka Umekachikelu, MSP - Homily Wednesday, April 17, 2019


The suffering servant is faithful to God’s word. He listens daily to him and lives by his commands. He suffers greatly because of his fidelity and is not discouraged for his strength is in the Lord. He is not confounded for he is persuaded that from all his troubles the Lord will deliver him. This is the lot of the disciple of Christ. How much can you bear for the sake of the gospel?
Lord Jesus teach me to persevere in doing the right thing even when I have to suffer abuses, rejection and abandonment by my friends for doing what is pleasing to you. May I learn always to look to the crown that only you can give I serve you daily. Amen

Fr Ebuka Umekachikelu, MSP - Homily Good Friday, April 19, 2019

We commemorate the supreme sacrifice that Christ paid for our liberation. The words of Hosea comes to pass ‘he will heal us, he will bin...