Bishop

Speeches and Homilies

2015

pdfDecember 25, 2015 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfDecember 24, 2015 - Homily for Christmas Eve Mass with Confirmation, Graham Correctional Center, Hillsboro

pdfDecember 24, 2015 - Homily for Christmas Eve Mass with Confirmation, Taylorville Correctional Center, Taylorville

pdfDecember 22, 2015 - Homily for the Closing Mass of the Simbang Gabi Christmas Novena, Saint Katherine Drexel Parish - Sacred Heart Church, Springfield

pdfDecember 12, 2015 - Homily for Mass and Rite of Opening of the Holy Door of Mercy, 3rd Sunday of Advent – Year C, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfDecember 8, 2015 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfDecember 6, 2015 Homily for Confirmation for St. Aloysius Parishioners at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfDecember 1, 2015 - Homily for Confirmation, St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield

pdfNovember 26, 2015 - Thanksgiving Day Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfNovember 23, 2015 - Curia Thanksgiving Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

pdfNovember 13, 2015 - Homily for the 175th Anniversary of St. Luke Parish, St Luke Parish, Virginia

pdfNovember 2, 2015 - Homily for All Souls Day Mass at Marian University, The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls), Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

pdfNovember 1, 2015 - Homily for Knights of Columbus Father Augustine Tolton Council, Solemnity of All Saints, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 31, 2015 - Homily for Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame Mass and Banquet, Solemnity of All Saints, Sacred Heart Church, Effingham

pdfOctober 21, 2015 - Homily for Curia Respect Life Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

pdfOctober 19, 2015 - Homily for the 60th Anniversary of St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham

pdfOctober 17, 2015 - Homily for the Diocesan White Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 10, 2015 - Homily for Golden Jubilee of Sister M. Christine, FSGM, St. Francis Convent, Alton

pdfOctober 7, 2015 - Homily for the Diocesan Mission Mass, Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 4, 2015 - Homily for Mass for Couples Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage or More, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 3, 2015 - Homily for Mass Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of St. Bruno Parish, Chicago

pdfOctober 3, 2015 - Homily for the Diocesan Respect Life Mass, Holy Family Parish, Granite City

pdfSeptember 30, 2015 - Homily for Annual All Schools Mass in Quincy, Quincy Notre Dame High School, Quincy

pdfSeptember 20, 2015 - Homily for Vespers with Religious for the Year of Consecrated Life, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfSeptember 20, 2015 - Homily for the 150th Anniversary of Catholic Life in Bishop Creek, St. Aloysius Church, Dieterich

pdfSeptember 19, 2015 - Homily for Mass and Blessing of the “Welcoming Jesus Statue”, St. Elizabeth Parish, Robinson

pdfSeptember 13, 2015 - Homily for the National Catholic Development Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

pdfAugust 30, 2015 - First Annual Third Circuit Red Mass, Saint Boniface Catholic Church, Edwardsville

pdfAugust 18, 2015 - Mass with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfAugust 16, 2015 - Humanae Vitae Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfAugust 15, 2015 - Homily for Mass and Dedication of a New Parish Center, St. Francis Solanus Parish, Quincy

pdfAugust 15, 2015 - Blessing of New Altar, Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville

pdfAugust 14, 2015 - First and Final Profession of Vows and Reception into the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Mary's Parish, Alton

pdfJuly 31, 2015 - Homily for the Courage Conference Mass, Mundelein Seminary Main Chapel, Mundelein

pdfJune 28, 2015 - Homily for Fortnight for Freedom Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Springfield

pdfJune 26, 2015 - Homily for the Memorial of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, St. John's Hospital Chapel, Springfield

pdfJune 23, 2015 - Fortnight for Freedom Reflections, Prayer Rally at the Lincoln Statue at the State Capitol, Springfield

pdfJune 21, 2015 - Homily for Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 20, 2015 - Homily for the Our Lady of Good Counsel Women of Distinction Awards, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 19, 2015 - Mass for Father-Son Holiness Pilgrimage, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL

pdfJune 13, 2015 - Homily for Mass for the 90th Anniversary of Catholic Charities, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

pdfJune 8, 2015 - Homily for Sacred Heart Novena, Mount Grace Convent, St. Louis, MO

pdfJune 7, 2015 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 6, 2015 - Homily for Institution of the Ministry of Acolyte for Permanent Deacon Class of 2016, Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, Springfield, IL

pdfMay 30, 2015 - Blessing of New Altar, St. Barbara Cemetery, Witt

pdfMay 25, 2015 - Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery, Springfield

pdfMay 24, 2015 - Homily for Confirmation Of Catholic Adults, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMay 23, 2015 - Homily for the Ordination of Samuel Bagyo, Adam Prichard, Martin Smith and Jason Stone to the Sacred Order of Priests, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMay 14, 2015 - Homily for Journey to Excellence Workshop, Feast of St. Matthias, St. Agnes Parish, Springfield

pdfMay 11, 2015 - Baccalaureate Mass for St. Teresa High School, St. Teresa High School, Decatur

pdfMay 10, 2015 - Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter – Cycle B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfApril 25, 2015 - Homily for the Ordination of Paul Bonk and Braden Maher to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfApril 22, 2015 - Homily for Curial Employee Recognition Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

pdfApril 5, 2015 - Homily for Easter Morning Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfApril 4, 2015 - Homily for Easter Vigil Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfApril 2, 2015 - Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 31, 2015 - Chrism Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 29, 2015 - Homily for Pal Sunday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 22, 2015 - Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 15, 2015 - Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 8, 2015 - Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 3, 2015 - Homily for the 20th Anniversary of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, St. Mary's Hospital Chapel, Decatur

pdfMarch 1, 2015 - Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdf February 22, 2015 - Homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfFebruary 21 and 22, 2015 - Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfFebruary 18, 2015 - Homily for Ash Wednesday Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfFebruary 15, 2015 - Homily for Celebration and Farewell for Bishop-elect Fernand Cheri, O.F.M., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJanuary 31, 2015 - Homily for the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Exemplification Mass, St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield

pdfJanuary 28, 2015 - Homily for Mass with Effingham Deanery Catholic Schools In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, St. Anthony High School, Effingham

pdfJanuary 27, 2015 - Homily for Mass with in Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

pdfJanuary 26, 2015 - Homily for Mass with Marquette Catholic High School In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Marquette Catholic High School, Alton

pdfJanuary 25, 2015 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint Patrick Parish, Grafton

pdfJanuary 24, 2015 - Homily for the Teammate of Christ Catholic Men's Conference, St. Patrick Church, Decatur

pdfJanuary 22, 2015 - Nellie Gray Mass, St. Mary Mother of God Church, Washington, DC

pdfJanuary 22, 2015 - March for Life Diocesan Pilgrim Mass, St. Peter's Church, Washington, DC

pdfJanuary 20, 2015 - Red Mass Homily for the Diocese of Phoenix, Saint Mary's Basilica, Phoenix, Arizona

pdfJanuary 4, 2015 - Solemnity of the Epiphany, St. Michael Church, Beltrees


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