Bishop

Speeches and Homilies

2017

pdfAugust 8, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Scott Thelander as Pastor of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield

pdfAugust 6, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Alan Hunter as Pastor of Saint Lawrence Parish, Greenville

pdfAugust 4, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Albert Allen as Pastor of Saint Louis Parish, Nokomis

pdfAugust 2, 2017 - 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

pdfAugust 2, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Patrick Gibbons as Pastor of Saint Cecilia Parish, Glen Carbon

pdfJuly 30, 2017 - Homily for the Courage Conference Mass, Mundelein Seminary Main Chapel, Mundelein

pdfJuly 23, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Seth Brown as Pastor of Saint Mary, Visitation of the B.V.M., Sacred Heart, and Saint Sebastian Parishes Saint Mary Church, New Berlin

pdfJuly 22, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Stephen Pohlman as Pastor of Saint Francis Xavier, Holy Ghost, Saint Patrick and Saint Mary Parishes Holy Ghost Church, Jerseyville

pdfJuly 16, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Jason Stone as Pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Alton

pdfJuly 15, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Steven Janoski as Pastor of Saint Ambrose Parish, Godfrey

pdfJuly 10, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Michał Rosa as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham

pdfJuly 9, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Daniel Willenborg as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Litchfield, and Saint Agnes Parish, Hillsboro, at Holy Family Parish, Litchfield

pdfJuly 9, 2017 - Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Admission of Grant Wilson and Chris Trummer to Candidacy for Holy Orders, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJuly 8, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Zachary Edgar as Pastor of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Granite City

pdfJune 28, 2017 - Homily for the Diocesan Information Systems Conference, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 27, 2017 - Homily for the 43rd Annual Day of Prayer for Life, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Teutopolis

pdfJune 26, 2017 - Homily for the Feast of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 25, 2017 - Homily for the Dedication of the Parish Offices and Gathering Space Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Collinsville

pdfJune 18, 2017 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 17, 2017 - Homily for the Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Our Lady of Good Counsel Women of Distinction Awards Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfJune 11, 2017 -Homily for Mass on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Quincy Notre Dame High School at Quincy Notre Dame High School, Quincy

pdfJune 3, 2017 - Homily for the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame Mass, Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Lake Forest

pdfMay 29, 2017 - Homily for the Memorial Day Field Mass, Calvary Cemetery, Springfield

pdfMay 27, 2017 - Homily for the Ordination of Priests: Michael Andrew Friedel, Ron Maldo Lorilla, Rafał Pyrchła, Wayne Daniel Stock, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Springfield, Illinois

pdfMay 23, 2017 - Homily for the Curial Employee Recognition Mass, Saint Viator Chapel, Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

pdfMay 20, 2017 -Homily for the Father McGivney High School Baccalaureate Mass Father McGivney High School Chapel, Glen Carbon

pdfMay 20, 2017 - Homily for the Prayer Service for the Opening of the First Session of the Fourth Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMay 16, 2017 - Red Mass Homily for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMay 13, 2017 - Saint John’s Catholic Newman Center Baccalaureate Mass, Saint John’s Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois, Champaign

pdfMay 10, 2017 - Diocesan Healthcare Convocation Mass, St. Viator Chapel at the Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

pdfMay 8, 2017 - Saint Teresa High School Baccalaureate Mass, Saint Teresa High School, Decatur

pdfMay 2, 2017 - “Doctrine, Law and Practice in Light of Mitis Iudex and Amoris Laetitia”, Keynote Address for the North West Regional Canon Law Convention, Portland, Oregon

pdfApril 21, 2017 - Homily for the Ordination of Robert Paul Johnson, Aaron Thomas Kuhn and Mark Walker Tracy to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfApril 15, 2017 - Homily for Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfApril 13, 2017 - Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfApril 11, 2017 - Homily for the Chrism Mass and Opening of the Fourth Diocesan Synod, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 12, 2017 - “Mercy vs. Law and Justice: A False Dichotomy”, Speaker Series for St. Catherine Laboure Parish, Glenview

pdfMarch 4 and 5, 2017 - Homily for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfMarch 1, 2017 - Homily for Ash Wednesday Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfFebruary 19, 2017 - Homily for Knights of Columbus Council 1580 Annual Fundraiser for Vocations, Pro-Life and Newman Apostolate, St. Paul Parish – Highland

pdfFebruary 15, 2017 - Homily for the Admission to Candidacy, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri

pdfFebruary 11, 2017 - Homily for the Ordination to the Order of Subdeacon for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Nebraska

pdfFebruary 2, 2017 - First Profession of Vows and Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Francis Convent, Alton

pdfJanaury 31 - February 2, 2017 - Homily for Catholic Schools Week Our Lady of Lourdes, Decatur, St. Boniface, Edwardsville, and Marquette Catholic High School, Alton

pdfJanuary 29, 2017 - Homily for the Mass for 15th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Shrine of the Jesuit Millennium Center, Chicago

pdfJanuary 29, 2017 - Homilia z okazji 15-lecia Sanktuarium Najświętszego Serca Jezusa w Jezuickim Ośrodku Milenijnym, Chicago

pdfJanuary 27, 2017 - March for Life Diocesan Pilgrim Mass, St Peter’s Church, Washington, D.C.

 pdfJanuary 22, 2017 - Homily for the Prayer Service for the Opening of the Preliminary Phase of the Diocesan Synod, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield