Homilies for Sundays and Solemnities of Years ABC
About the Book
SONday SONrise is from an international priest at the USA who has been a priest for forty years and is a preacher of God’s Word day in and day out, especially on Sundays, to see that every one of his flock drinks truly the living water that flows out of God’s throne whenever they participate in Jesus’s banquet and his discourse in their churches. Every homily found in this book is based on the firm belief that Sunday service is the central part of our Sabbath observance as the community of God in Jesus. As Pope John Paul II said, “On this day we celebrate the identity of the parish community encountering the Risen Lord in the table of the Word and the table of His Body.” This book of homilies is published mainly for the people who consider Sunday/holy day obligations as the Lord’s command. It will be of great help to them while going through the Sunday/holy day scriptures before they go to their services, so that they can be attuned to the Spirit’s move during the liturgy of the Word. It will enrich their understanding of what that day’s preaching as their pastors break the Word of God. It will also be of great help to their Lord’s day family gathering at home to converse together little more about the Word of God with spouses and kids. These homilies are only my personal reflections on the scriptural readings. I have prayerfully labored over them while writing. For sure, I have written them with love, uttered them in faith, but was always led by the Spirit of Jesus. Though this is chiefly for my favorable audience, others, especially my priest friends and preachers, can use it too and enrich their favorable congregation.
About the Author
Benjamin A. Vima has been a diocesan priest for forty years, having been born, bred, trained, and ordained in India, and is now working as an international priest in the USA. He is incardinated to the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had his philosophical and theological studies in India; he holds two master’s degrees, religious and theater communication from the Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He, too, underwent the DMin program of Oral Roberts University, Tulsa. Besides serving as pastor in different parishes both in India and USA, he was the founder and the first executive director of Sathangai, an archdiocesan center for Catholic communications in Madurai, South India. He is a liturgical and social music composer and publisher. He has produced and published many volumes of Tamil liturgical hymns under the title Isaithen. A PEOPLE’S THEATRE: For Community Development in Tamilnadu, India was his first book, which was to be used as a guide for all development theatre workers in India. Besides many booklets of his homilies, he has published another book, My Dear Ecclesia, a compilation of his Letters for Parish Weekly bulletins. He has also composed and released a music album of Catholic Masses for English-speaking congregations. At present, he serves as pastor at Sacred Heart Church Parish, Skiatook, Oklahoma, USA.