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:

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I was much happier with this homily, given at 10:15 am.  What happened at the "multiplication of the loaves and fishes"?  Did Jesus just get everybody to share?  Would that have served his purpose completely?  We consider the abundance of God's love and accept the challenge, given today by St. Paul, to rely upon a deep source of love and patience in our hearts.
Direct download: KML_2006-07-30a.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:26pm CST

I am somewhat dissatisfied with this homily, given at 8:00 am, so I will give it another try at 10:15 am.  For one thing, the homily goes 11 minutes.  I am consistently urged to preach no more than 10 minutes (in seminary, I was taught that eight minutes is enough!).
Direct download: KML_2006-07-30.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:11am CST

Having returned from vacation, Fr. Kevin sounds as if he'd really like to be with Jesus and the Twelve, going to that out-of-the-way place to rest a while.  He got very accustomed to the relaxation!  He sounds kind of tired.  Pray for peace.
Direct download: KML_2006-07-23.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:19am CST

Today I share a story of an incident which occurred back in 1970, when I was thirteen.  It's a good complement for today's readings and a continuing matter of wonder for me, as I find myself looking deep within to consider the obstacles in our hearts which could constitute a "thorn in the flesh."
Direct download: KML_2006-07-09.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:56am CST

The way of the world is death, but we have the audacity to believe in a Creator who preserves us to eternal life, and in a Savior who came quietly into this world to triumph over death and to give that full life to those who exercise faith.
Direct download: KML_2006-07-02.mp3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:23am CST