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

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

Fr. Kevin recalls his recent high-school reunion and considers the inclusiveness of God.
Direct download: KML_2005-10-09_copy_1.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 8:29am CDT

Recorded in Auburn on Sunday morning. I can't make many connections with "Murders at the Vineyard." Our minds are on the likely development of a new parish being formed from Pawnee St. Mary, Divernon Sacred Heart, and Auburn St. Benedict (with Waverly St. Sebastian under the care of the pastor of New Berlin).
Direct download: KML_2005-10-02.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 8:23am CDT