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

The early Mass at St. Benedict. The man crying out in the synagogue makes me think of 1) kids in church -- an emotionally-charged issue, and 2) mental illness. Listen to my thoughts.
Direct download: KML_2006-01-29.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:26am CDT

The last and best-attended Mass. A familiar theme of mine: We don't go to Mass to make God happy. Rather, God makes us happy (repentance/conversion) and then we, out of thanksgiving, are present for worship.
Direct download: KML_2006-01-22.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:56am CDT

You were perhaps looking for the "First Sunday in Ordinary Time"? Sorry -- it doesn't exist! A bit of housekeeping, plus a look at the built-in eagerness for God that all of us have.
Direct download: KML_2006-01-15.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

This was a week ago. I don't remember much. Mainly I was, I think, talking about the officialization of the new parish.
Direct download: KML_2006-01-08.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:34am CDT

Two listeners noted that my original recording was truncated. Here, I believe, is the complete recording.
Direct download: KML_2006-01-01_copy_1.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:26am CDT

Midnight in Auburn: my fourth of five Christmas Eucharists.
Direct download: KML_2005-12-25.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:23am CDT