Sunday Homilies

from Father Kevin Laughery, Troy St. Jerome and St. Jacob St. James Parishes, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Note: Comments from this page do not reach me; instead, email:

The Podcasts

Earlier I had posted an explanation of my absence on the Second and Third Sundays of Advent -- but that recording was blank, because I had not turned the microphone on. I'm back with a homily recorded at the early Mass at Auburn.
Direct download: KML_2005-12-18.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:24am CDT

Rather, where was my microphone? The explanation, and a summary of my thoughts for the Second and Third Sundays of Advent, is on the recording.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 5:39pm CDT

The late Mass in Auburn.
Direct download: KML_2005-11-27.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:18pm CDT

This was the early Sunday Mass, held at the St. Benedict Parish Center because the church interior is being painted.
Direct download: KML_2005-11-20.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:24am CDT

I am still not used to turning on my recorder AFTER I have proclaimed the Gospel. November 13 I was one sentence into the homily (at my last Mass) and I said to myself, "No, I'm not going to stop now."
Direct download: KML_2005-11-13.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:18am CDT

I goofed and recorded the Gospel passage. Is this illegal, or am I just PREMATURELY RIGHT?
Direct download: KML_2005-11-06_copy_1.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:58am CDT

I note some extraneous noise; I think the mic must have been rubbing against fabric. On "Priesthood Sunday," there are some pertinent readings! Fr. Kevin recalls his interview for the seminary. Recorded in Auburn, Sunday morning.
Direct download: KML_2005-10-30.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 8:53am CDT

"You can't have everything you want." See whether this glum pronouncement leads to anything good. Recorded Sunday in Auburn.
Direct download: KML_2005-10-23.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 8:35am CDT

The copyright cops have spoken! Until further notice (because the USCCB is still looking at the phenomenon of podcasting), I am not to podcast the proclamation of the Scriptures from the New American Bible. So we go straight to the homily. As Americans, we are wired to take the incident of Caesar's coin and project onto it all of our anxieties about the delicate balance of church-state relations. This homily was delivered Sunday morning in Auburn.
Direct download: KML_2005-10-16.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 8:29am CDT

In observance of 2005 as the Year of the Eucharist, Fr. Kevin spoke during the older kids' PSR time about the meaning of the sacrament.
Direct download: KML_Eucharist_2005-10-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm CDT