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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What does it mean to be a fulfilled person?  Is it enough to have the esteem of others?  Do fame, wealth, or accomplishment fulfill us?  Jesus bids Peter to look at the Cross and to see that the suffering and death of the chosen one of God is the way to fulfillment.

Direct download: KML_2011-08-28_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm CDT

No homily for the 20th Sunday; it was our Mission Co-op weekend.

The Church is not a completed institution but rather a work in progress.  We still must strive for the unity Jesus intends for his people, especially since we are in the midst of the challenges of disunity and misunderstanding.

Direct download: KML_2011-08-21_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm CDT

Something on a computer telling you to turn off the computer?  That's exactly what this is.  We must move out of a world of distraction and "noise" (and information can be "noise" even if it's silent) and into a sea which the Lord has calmed.

Direct download: KML_2011-08-07_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm CDT

"Nothing can separate us from the love of God."  We have this pledge in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.  The Son of God becomes our very food and drink.

Direct download: KML_2011-07-31_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT