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

OK.  The photo I tried to post here was calling attention to itself way out of proportion to its importance.  I have removed it from here.  If you want to see it, go to and click "Fr. Kevin."  I'm the guy on the left.
Category:Fr. Kevin's Blog -- posted at: 9:48pm CDT

I have very little skill with manipulating digital images.  The image in the previous post is definitely too big.  Anyway, I'm on the left and my bishop is on the right.
Category:Fr. Kevin's Blog -- posted at: 9:41pm CDT

I have not posted homilies for Easter Sunday or the Second Sunday of Easter.  I have some time right now to recover from Easter, and I have to say that Easter was pretty exhausting.

I found myself, these last two weekends, deciding that doing the recording was one multitask too many.  I hope that a homily will appear here on the Third Sunday of Easter.

On Easter Sunday, I gave a brief homily which concluded: "The tomb is empty.  Our hearts are full."  On the Second Sunday of Easter, I talked about the earliest Christians having all their goods in common, and I extended this idea to our need to care for our one household, the planet Earth.

I am definitely discontinuing my AOL blog.  It is much handier for me to write ideas in the same place where I put my spoken ideas.

Category:Fr. Kevin's Blog -- posted at: 9:28pm CDT

I had a little competition at the beginning of this homily.  These are some thoughts on the various titles given to Jesus and their meaning.  Recorded at the late Mass in Auburn.
Direct download: KML_2006-04-09.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:53am CDT

The Covenant ... and how it is expressed to its fullest degree in the one who was lifted up and draws all to himself.
Direct download: KML_2006-04-02_copy_1.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:04pm CDT

A week ago I was having problems with uploading.  Now, I am having problems remembering what I talked about.  Having referred to a lectionary, I recall now that I talked about the Babylonian Exile.  Also, of course, about John 3:16.
Direct download: KML_2006-03-26_copy_1.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:51am CDT