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: kl@kevinlaughery.com

The Podcasts

The Kingdom of God is manifested in the surprising growth which occurs within and among us.

Direct download: KML_2018-06-17_1030am.mp3
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The Holy Eucharist cannot be separated from the Easter mystery and all which occurred as Jesus gave himself for our salvation.

Direct download: KML_2018-06-03_830am.mp3
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Embrace and submit to the paradox of God, one and three.

Direct download: KML_2018-05-27_1030am.mp3
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The gifts of the Holy Spirit lead to the growth in us of the Spirit's fruits.  Surely we must want to live this way: carried and calmed by joy, peace, and all the other fruits of the Spirit.

Direct download: KML_2018-05-20_830am.mp3
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"God is love."  We may struggle to understand the pull of love.  We find our answers as we appreciate that "God is love."

Direct download: KML_2018-05-06_830am.mp3
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In our polarized society, we must recognize our absolute need to be branches on the one vine, Jesus, who leads us out of tribalism into life-giving union.

Direct download: KML_2018-04-29_830am.mp3
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This was First Communion weekend in my parishes.  "This is the church, this is the steeple" leads to a discussion of the Church as the people, and of our need to be shepherded.

Direct download: KML_2018-04-22_830am.mp3
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We used the Gospel from the Easter Vigil: Mark's account of the discovery of the empty tomb.  We can identify with the fear which the women felt when they were charged with announcing Jesus' resurrection to the world.

Direct download: KML_2018-04-01_930am.mp3
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As we near the celebration of the Passion of the Lord, the image of the grain of wheat becomes very helpful to us.

Direct download: KML_2018-03-18_830am.mp3
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The homiletic treatment of the strange story of Abraham and Isaac.

Direct download: KML_2018-02-26_830am.mp3
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