Homily for March 30, 2016. Easter Wednesday. Bible Study: Acts 10:1-10 and Luke 24:13 -35. Going through our readings this morning, we can see that a lot went into the training of the disciples of Jesus before they became Great Apostles. In Mark chapter 9, we read about an embarrassing episode wherein a man brought his son to the disciples of Jesus for healing because the boy was possessed with an evil spirit but they couldn’t. Surprisingly, as we see in our first reading this morning, Peter and John met a crippled man by the Beautiful Gate who was begging for alms and they decided to give him the best gift ever; the gift of his healing.

You are all invited to come and watch Boatseed's newest original stage play 'Arisen!'.   The play is being performed by youths of The Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria‎ and will be taking place on Monday 28th March(Easter Monday).   Venue: St. Gregory's College              ...

Holy Thursday morning, the bishop, joined by the priests of the diocese, gather at the Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass. Watch the Archdiocese of Lagos Chrism mass at chrismmasslagos.com or chrismmasslagos.org. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop. Here the bishop...

Remember that we had said earlier that carpenters used their hands to construct and carve furniture. What else could be more dramatic and explanatory that this carpenter carried the cross to the point that his hands were fastened tightly to the cross by the 7-9 inches long iron material nails, symbolic of the relationship and interaction between himself [as a carpenter], his primary tools [his hands] fastened lovingly to his most primary material [the wood of the cross]? An extra step is taken to drive nails through his legs onto the cross. Oh yes! This gruesome action translates to an even more gracious effect; not only are his hands outstretched on the cross but his legs also are fixed firmly to it, thereby making his whole body, his very presence, press against the cross to endorse the cross as the one true glorification of God, the utter fullness of love.

Palm Sunday, Lenten Reflection Day 40: Following Jesus with clean hands and a pure heart Readings: Luke 19:28-40, Isaiah 50:4-7, Psalm 21:8-9,17-20,23-24, Philippians 2:6-11,  Luke 22:14-23:56 or  Luke 23:1-49 [audio mp3="http://www.youngandcatholicng.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/PalmSunday.mp3"][/audio]  ...