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 have received word that the Franklin Area Service Association meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT

What are the qualities of the individuals who make up Christian communion?  They are people who are hungry, and who have learned what is worth being hungry for.

Direct download: KML_2011-01-30_800am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT

Today's readings suggest an emphasis on the concept of communion: the goal of all members of the Body of Christ; something achieved with difficulty; something far from complete.

Direct download: KML_2011-01-23_800am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm CDT

My message changed a little bit because at this Mass I was particularly moved by the setting of Psalm 40, "Here I Am, Lord," by Rory Cooney.

Direct download: KML_2011-01-16_945am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm CDT

Themes of Christmas are restated upon the inaugural of the ministry of Jesus.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm CDT

I have decided to cancel the Mass and pastoral council meeting scheduled for this evening.  I am rescheduling the pastoral council meeting for Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:00 pm, at the New Berlin office building.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am CDT

Given the worsening weather conditions, I have decided not to hold any of the scheduled liturgical ministers' training sessions this evening.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am CDT

I have decided to cancel the 6:30 pm lector training at Waverly.  I will still do server training at 4:00 pm and SCAP training at 8:00 pm (both at New Berlin) for any who may come.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am CDT

Baptism is an immersion into all human concerns.  The baptism of Jesus is the promise to us (if his birth does not already signify this!) that, for the sake of our salvation, he does not shy away from any of the griefs of humankind.

Direct download: KML_2011-01-09_945am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am CDT

This was the Young Adult Mass in Springfield.  In this homily I mention my niece Erin, who is currently doing volunteer work in Guatemala.

Direct download: KML_2011-01-02_800pm.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

"That thing in our brain" -- Why is it that we make such a sharp distinction between "my people" and "not my people"?  Recorded at New Berlin.

Direct download: KML_2011-01-02_945am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT

Christmas on Saturday followed by Sunday Masses proved too crazy even to do any recording.  Today I present three homilies from one day.  This first one may suffer from some audio competition.  Recorded at Franklin.

Direct download: KML_2011-01-02_800am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm CDT