Bishop

Speeches and Homilies

2016

pdfOctober 30, 2016 - Homily for the Final Mass in St. Mark Church, St. Mark Church, Venice

pdfOctober 29, 2016 - Reflections on the Moral Implications of the Upcoming Election, Presentation for the 19th Annual Conference of Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry, Vandalia

pdfOctober 29, 2016 - Homily for Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame Mass and Banquet, St. Paul Church, Highland

pdfOctober 25, 2016 - Homily for the Red Mass of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

pdfOctober 19, 2016 - Homily for Curia Respect Life Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

pdfOctober 16, 2016 - Homily for 100th Anniversary of St. Constance Parish, Chicago

pdf16 października, 2016 - Homilia na jubileusz 100-lecia parafii św. Konstancji w Chicago

pdfOctober 15, 2016 - Homily for the Diocesan White Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 9, 2016 - Homily for Encuentro Hispano Diocesano, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Decatur

pdfOctober 8, 2016 - Homily for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 5, 2016 - Homily for the Diocesan Mission Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 2, 2016 - Keynote Address at the Luncheon following the Red Mass of the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, Holy Family Cathedral, Tulsa, Oklahoma

pdfOctober 1, 2016 - Homily for the Diocesan Respect Life Mass, Holy Family Parish, Granite City

pdfSeptember 28, 2016 - Homily for the Red Mass of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita, Kansas

pdfSeptember 27, 2016 - Homily at the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Sigel

pdfSeptember 27, 2016 - Homily for the Installation of Father Sunder Ery as Pastor of the Parishes of St. Michael the Archangel, Sigel; St. Mary of the Assumption, Neoga; St. Mary Help of Christians, Green Creek; and Sacred Heart, Lillyville; at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Sigel, Illinois

pdfSeptember 26, 2016 - Homily for the New Academic Year, Quincy Notre Dame High School, Quincy

pdfSeptember 25, 2016 - Homily for Mass for Couples Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage or More, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfSeptember 18, 2016 - Second Annual Third Circuit Red Mass, Saint Boniface Catholic Church, Edwardsville

pdfSeptember 17, 2016 - Fraternus: Answering the Call to Heroic Catholic Manhood, Edwardsville

pdfSeptember 11, 2016 - Homily for Memorial Mass for United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Saint James Chapel at the Quigley Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago

pdfSeptember 10, 2016 - Homily for the 100th Anniversary of St. Louis School, Nokomis

pdfSeptember 4, 2016 - Homily for Homily for Pastoral Visit, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield

pdfAugust 28, 2016 - Homily for the 140th Anniversary of St. Augustine Parish, St. Augustine Church, Ashland

pdfAugust 27, 2016 - Homily Outline for the First Diaconal Mass of Deacon Robert Krol, Sacred Heart Church, Lombard

pdfAugust 26, 2016 - Homily for Mass for the Bishop’s Gift Society, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfAugust 17, 2016 - Homily for Mass with the Serra Vocations Club of Madison County, St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, Alton

pdfAugust 16, 2016 - Homily for Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time, Mass with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfAugust 2, 2016 - Homily for the Initiation into the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George and the Golden Jubilee of Sister Mary Bernard Simmons, FSGM, St. Francis Covent, Alton

pdfAugust 2, 2016 - Homily for the Patronal Feast of St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman

pdfJuly 12, 2016 - Homily for the Installation of Father Allen Kemme as Pastor of Little Flower Parish, Springfield

pdfJuly 10, 2016 - Homily for the Installation of Father Hyland Smith as Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Charleston

pdfJuly 9, 2016 -Homily for the Installation of Father Brian C. Alford as Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Rochester

pdfJuly 9, 2016 - Memorial Mass for Reverend Anthony J. Schmidt, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJuly 6, 2016 - Homily for the Installation of Father Steve Arisman as Pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Parish, Mt. Zion, and St. Isidore Parish, Bethany

pdfJuly 5, 2016 - Homily for the Installation of Father R. Dean Probst as Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton, and St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Sainte Marie

pdfJuly 3, 2016 - Homily for Fortnight for Freedom Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJuly 2, 2016 - Homily for the Installation of Father John Nolan as Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Chatham

pdfJuly 1, 2016 - Homily for the Installation of Father Donald Wolford as Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Holy Angels Parish, Wood River

pdfJuly 1, 2016 - Homily for the Mass for the Diocesan Family Fun Camp, Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, Springfield

pdfJune 30, 2016 - Homily for the Opening of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement, Lake Williamson Christian Center, Carlinville

pdfJune 26, 2016 - Homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 25, 2016 - Homily for the Permanent Diaconate Ordination of the Class of 2016, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 22, 2016 - Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom Prayer Rally, Lincoln Statue at the State Capitol, Springfield

pdfJune 18, 2016 - Homily for the Our Lady of Good Counsel Women of Distinction Awards, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMay 30, 2016 - Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery, Springfield

pdfMay 29, 2016 - Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville

pdfMay 28, 2016 - Homily for the Ordination of Paul Joseph Bonk and Joseph Braden Maher to the Sacred Order of Priests, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMay 21, 2016 - Baccalaureate Mass for St. Anthony High School, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham

pdfMay 18, 2016 - Homily for the Red Mass of the Saint Thomas More Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMay 14, 2016 - Homily for the Sports Faith Hall of Fame Mass, St. Mary Church, Lake Forest

pdfMay 9, 2016 - Homily for Baccalaureate Mass for St. Teresa High School, St. Teresa High School, Decatur

pdfApril 27, 2016 - Homily for Curial Employee Recognition Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

pdfApril 14, 2016 - Homily for Principals’ Leadership Conference, Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, Springfield

pdfApril 9, 2016 - Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George Veni si Amas Retreat Mass, St. Francis Convent, Alton, IL

pdfApril 9, 2016 - Homily for 100th Anniversary of St. Joseph Parish, Benld, IL

pdfApril 3, 2016 - Homily for Divine Mercy Prayer Service

pdfApril 1, 2016 - Homily for the Ordination of Michael Friedel, Ronnie Lorilla, Rafał Pyrchla, and Wayne Stock to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 31, 2016 - Homily for the Mass for the Sports Ministry Conference, The Athenaeum of Ohio, Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, Ohio

pdfMarch 29, 2016 - Homily for Mass for Residents of St. Joseph’s Home, Springfield

pdfMarch 27, 2016 - Homily for Easter Morning Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 26, 2016 - Homily for Easter Vigil Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 24, 2016 - Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 22, 2016 - Chrism Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 20, 2016 - Homily for Palm Sunday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfFebruary 28, 2016 - Remarks Outline and Invocation for the Banquet following the Installation of Father Peter Harman as Rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome

pdfFebruary 21, 2016 - Homily for Knights of Columbus Council 1580 Annual Fundraiser for Vocations, Pro-Life and Newman Apostolate, St. Paul Parish, Highland, IL

pdfFebruary 13-14, 2016 - Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfFebruary 10, 2016 - Homily Outline for Ash Wednesday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfFebruary 6, 2016 - Homily for the Ordination of Brother Fernando Solomon, OP Miss. & Brother Adam Zawadzki, OP. Miss to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Alton

pdfFebruary 3, 2016 - Homily for Mass in Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, St. Anthony High School, Effingham

pdfFebruary 2, 2016 - Homily for Mass in Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Decatur

pdfFebruary 1, 2016 - Homily for Mass in Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Marquette Catholic High School, Alton

pdfJanuary 30, 2016 - Homily for Kick-Off of Stewardship and Discipleship as a Way of Life, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJanuary 28, 2016 - Homily for the University of Notre Dame Varsity Hockey Team