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

Alfred E. Neuman as an example of Christian living?  Yes, at least insofar as freedom from worry is concerned.  "Seeking first the Kingdom of God" does, however, require some explicit concentration.

Direct download: KML_2011-02-27_800am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am CDT

Our Christian faith does not call us to be doormats.  Every one of the challenges Jesus describes is an opportunity to stress the reciprocity implied in every social situation.

Direct download: KML_2011-02-20_945am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT

The church was cold, so we moved to the parish hall -- hence my nostalgia for my childhood worship environments.  Today's Gospel gives a good opportunity to consider our feeling life, and how to be at peace in the presence of God as feeling people.

Direct download: KML_2011-02-13_800am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm CDT

Salt and light are familiar substances.  As we consider how Jesus is applying these images to ourselves, we may ponder their servant quality. 

Direct download: KML_2011-02-06_800am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm CDT

The Mass scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 7:15 am, at Waverly, will not take place.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

All parish activities for Tuesday, February 1, and Wednesday, February 2, are cancelled.  This includes the adult-education event scheduled for Tuesday; also Wednesday's Mass, PSR, and liturgical-minister trainings.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am CDT