Homilies and Speeches

November 22, 2020 - Homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

November 15, 2020 - Homily for the 33rd Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

November 14, 2020 - Homily on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Saint Elizabeth Church, Granite City

November 8, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 32nd Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

November 1, 2020 - Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 31, 2020 - Homily for Blessed Father McGivney Beatification Prayer Service, Father Michael McGivney Catholic High School Gymnasium, Glen Carbon

October 31, 2020 - Homily for Mass for Knights of Columbus, St. Boniface Church, Edwardsville

October 28, 2020 - Homily Outline for Serra Club of Madison County 10th Anniversary Mass, Feast of Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles, St. Ambrose Church, Godfrey

October 25, 2020 - Homily for Mass for Couples Celebrating 50 Years or More of Marriage, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 25, 2020 - Homily for the 30th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 18, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 29th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 17, 2020 - Homily for the Diamond Jubilee of Sisters M. Timothea Jansen & M. Alfrede Mann, FSGM, St. Francis Convent, Alton

October 14, 2020 - Homily for the Diocesan Curia Respect Life Mass, St. Agnes Church, Springfield

October 11, 2020 - Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 10, 2020 - Homily for the Diocesan Respect Life Mass and Rosary Walk, Holy Family Parish, Granite City

October 4, 2020 - Homily for Encuentro Hispano Diocesano, 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle A, St. Boniface Church, Edwardsville

October 4, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 27th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 3, 2020 - Homily for the Dedication of a New Altar, Holy Cross Cemetery, Litchfield

September 27, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 26th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 20, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 25th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 13, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 24th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 6, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 23rd Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 30, 2020 - Homily Outline for the 22nd Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 25, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Steve Thompson as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Granite City, and St. Mary & St. Mark Parish, Madison

August 22, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Paweł Augustyniak as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Shelbyville, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Assumption, and St. Francis of De Sales Parish, Mowequa, at Immaculate Conception Church, Shelbyville

August 22, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Christopher House as Pastor of Christ the King Parish, Springfield

August 16, 2020 - Homily for the Blessing of the St. John Paul II Statue at St. Constance Church, Chicago: English | Polski

August 14, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Chris Comerford as Pastor of Ss. James and Patrick Parish, Decatur

August 12, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Aaron Kuhn as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Mt. Sterling, and St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Camp Point

August 9, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Michael Friedel as Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Decatur

August 8, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Joseph Ring as Pastor of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville

August 4, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Rob Johnson as Pastor of Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Maryville

August 3, 2020 - Final Profession of Vows of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Mary's Parish, Alton

August 2, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Jeff Holtman as Pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Alton, Illinois

August 2, 2020 - First Profession of Vows and Reception into the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Mary's Parish, Alton

July 28, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Tom Meyer as Pastor Blessed Sacrament Parish, Quincy

July 28, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Steven Arisman as Pastor of St. Francis Solanus Parish, Quincy

July 29, 2020 Homily for the Installation of Father Brian Alford as Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Springfield, Illinois

June 28, 2020 - Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

July 27, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Joseph Havrilka as Pastor of St. Clare’s, Altamont, St. Anne’s, Edgewood, and St. Mary’s, St. Elmo, St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont, IL

July 20, 2020 - Homily for the Installation of Father Jason Stone as Pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, Mt. Zion, and St. Isidore, Bethany, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Church, Mt. Zion

July 11, 2020 - Homily after Pontifical Requiem Mass for the Latin Liturgy Association, St. Mary of Victories Church, St. Louis, Missouri

June 22, 2020 - Homily Outline for Mass Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Installation of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki as the Ninth Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

June 21, 2020 - Homily for the 12th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

June 19, 2020 - Homily for the Diaconal Ordination of Christopher Trummer and the Presbyteral Ordination of Deacons David Beagles, Michael Berndt, Peter Chineke, Michael Meinhart, Michael Trummer, and Dominic Vahling, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

May 17, 2020 - Homily Outline for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

May 31, 2020 - Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

May 2, 2020 - Homily for the Ordination of Pawel Luczak and Piotr Kosk to the Sacred Order of Priests, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield: English | Polski

May 1, 2020 - Homily for the Renewal of the Consecration of the United States of America to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 19, 2020 - Homily Outline for the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 12, 2020 - Homily Outline for Easter Sunday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 11, 2020 - Homily Outline for the Easter Vigil, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 9, 2020 - Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 14, 2020 - Homily on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Saint Joseph Parish, Saint Joseph Church, Ramsey

February 29, 2020-March 1, 2020 - Homily for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

February 8, 2020 - Homily for the Dedication of the Church and Altar Following the Renovation of Sacred Heart Church, Effingham

Week of January 26th, 2020 - Homily Outline for Catholic Schools Week Masses, Marquette Catholic High School (Alton, IL) & St. Anthony High School (Effingham, IL)

January 25, 2020 - Homily Outline for the Mass of Christian Burial for Father John Carberry, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

January 24, 2020 - Homily for the Mass for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the March for Life, Saint Peter Catholic Church, Washington, District of Columbia

January 5, 2020 - Homily for Parish Pastoral Visit, Solemnity of the Epiphany, Holy Family Church, Athens

December 25, 2019 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

December 24, 2019 - Homily for Mass the Day Before Christmas, Jacksonville Correctional Center, Jacksonville

December 22, 2019 - Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

November 9, 2019 - “Leadership Lessons from the Life of St. John Fisher”, Keynote Address for the Alton Deanery Men’s Prayer Breakfast St. Mary Church, Alton

October 6, 2019 - Encuentro Mass, St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville: English | Español

September 15, 2019 - Homily Outline for the Sesquicentennial of St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville

September 8, 2019 - Mass for Couples Married 50+ Years, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 26, 2019 - Homily Outline for the Mass for the Bishops’ Plan Insurance Company, St Matthew Church, Schaumburg

August 2, 2019 - First Profession of Vows and Reception into the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Mary's Parish, Alton

June 30, 2019 - Homily for the Patronal Feast of Sacred Heart Church of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield

June 29, 2019 - Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C, Conclusion of Religious Freedom Week, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

June 25, 2019 - “Doing as I Please or Pleasing as I Do: Constructive and Destructive Autonomy in Relation to Conscience, Freedom and Obligation,” Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom

June 24, 2019 - “Confronting the Myths and Realities of Clerical Sexual Abuse of Minors in the Catholic Church,” Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom

June 7, 2019 - Homily for Mass and Commissioning of Totus Tuus Teams for 2019, Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, Springfield

June 1, 2019 - Homily for the Our Lady of Good Counsel Women of Distinction Awards Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

May 22, 2019 - Homily for the Curia Employee Recognition Mass, Saint Viator Chapel, Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

May 18, 2019 - Homily Outline for Graduation Mass at Sacred Heart Griffin High School, Springfield

May 18, 2019 - Homily Outline for Graduation Mass at Father McGivney High School, Glen Carbon

May 14, 2019 - Homily for the Diocesan Healthcare Convocation Mass, Saint Viator Chapel, Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

May 13, 2019 - Homily on the Occasion of National Hospital Week, Saint John's Hospital, Springfield

May 11-12, 2019 - Homily Outline for Graduation Mass at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

May 8, 2019 - Homily for the 25th Anniversary of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Highland

April 28, 2019 - Homily Outline for Mass for Students and Staff at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Edwardsville

April 28, 2019 - Homily for Mass on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Catholic Education at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham

April 26, 2019 - Homily Outline for the Ordination of Transitional Deacons, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 21, 2019 - Homily Outline for Easter Sunday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 20, 2019 - Homily Outline for the Easter Vigil, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 18, 2019 - Homily Outline for Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 16, 2019 - Homily Outline for the Chrism Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 14, 2019 - Homily Outline for the Palm Sunday Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 19, 2019 - Homily for the Funeral of Veronica Mary Paprocki, Saint Constance Church, Chicago

February 9, 2019 - Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C, Saint John the Evangelist Church, Carrollton

February 2, 2019 - First Profession of Vows of Sister M. Maris Stella Larkin of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Francis Convent Chapel, Alton

February 2, 2019 - Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C, Saturday Vigil Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

January 28-29, 2019 - Homily for Catholic Schools Week Masses

January 27, 2019 - Homily for Parish Pastoral Visit, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C, St. Mary Parish, Alton

January 18, 2019 - Homily for the Mass for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the March for Life, Saint Peter Catholic Church, Washington, District of Columbia

January 13, 2019 - Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

December 25, 2018 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield: Text | Video

December 21, 2018 - Homily for the Annual Simbang Gabi Novena, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Springfield

December 7, 2018 - Homily for Institution of the Ministries of Lector and Acolyte, Vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Ss. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, MI

December 2, 2018 - Homily on The Blessed Virgin Mary – Mother of Consolation Novena in Honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

November 6, 2018 - Homily for the Memorial Service For the Unborn, Saint Viator Chapel, The Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

October 29, 2018 - Homily for the Mass for the Bishops’ Plan Insurance Company, Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time – Year II, Holy Ghost Church, Denver, CO

October 28, 2018 - Homily for the Annual Third Circuit Red Mass, The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B, Saint Boniface Church, Edwardsville

October 24, 2018 - Homily for the Respect Life Mass for the Curia of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, Saint Viator Chapel, Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

October 22, 2018 - “Living the Catholic Life in the Current Crisis” Annual Dinner of Catholic Citizens of Illinois, The Carlisle Banquet Hall, Lombard

October 17, 2018 - Homily for the Diocesan White Mass Vigil of the Feast of Saint Luke, Saint Francis Conventual Church at the Chiara Center, Springfield

October 15, 2018 - Homily for the Diocesan Mission Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 13, 2018 - Homily for the Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame Mass The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B, Saint Ambrose Parish, Godfrey

October 13, 2018 - Homily for the Mass Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession of Sister M. Josephine Nolan into the Community of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Francis Convent Chapel, Alton

October 2, 2018 - Homily for the Pontifical Requiem Mass on the 150th Anniversary of the Death of The Right Reverend Henry Damian Juncker, Saints Peter and Paul Church, Alton

October 1, 2018 - Homily for the Evening of Repentance and Prayer for those Harmed in the Church Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 30, 2018 - Homily for Mass at the Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference, Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, Decatur

September 29, 2018 - Homily for the Diocesan Respect Life Mass and Rosary Walk, Holy Family Parish, Granite City

September 26, 2018 - Homily for the Annual Convention of the Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Saints Mary and Joseph Parish, Carlinville

September 25, 2018 - Homily for Annual All Schools Mass in Quincy, Quincy Notre Dame High School

September 23, 2018 - Homily for the Mass for Couples Married 50 Years or More, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 22, 2018 - Homily Outline for the Wedding of Richard Honquest and Katelyn Finn, St. Francis de Sales Church, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

September 16, 2018 - Homily for the National Catholic Development Conference, Marriott Downtown- Magnificent Mile, Chicago

September 15, 2018 - Homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 14, 2018 - Homily for the Pontifical Mass for the General Chapter of Elections and Affairs of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy CrossSaint Francis Church at the Chiara Center, Springfield

September 9, 2018 - Homily for Parish Pastoral VisitHomily for Parish Pastoral Visit, St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville: English | Español

September 1-2, 2018 - Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, To be read at all Weekend Masses in all the Churches of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois: English | Español | Video

August 27, 2018 - Homily for Mass for the Equestrian Order Of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Memorial of Saint Monica, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 26, 2018 - Homily for the Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 17, 2018 - Homily for the Bishop’s Gift Society Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 14, 2018 - Homily for the Mass of Christian Burial for Stanley Mikita, Notre Dame Church, Clarendon Hills

August 11, 2018 - Homily on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Saint Mary’s Church, Saint Mary’s Parish, Marshall

August 5, 2018 - Homily for the Patronal Feast of Saint John Vianney Parish, Saint John Vianney Catholic Church, Sherman

August 2, 2018 - Reception into the Novitiate and First Profession of Vows of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Mary’s Parish, Alton

July 25, 2018 - Homily for the Mass for the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists Conference, Main Chapel, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein

July 15, 2018 - Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

July 14, 2018 - Homily on the Occasion of the 180h Anniversary of Saint Alexius Parish, Saint Alexius Church, Beardstown

July 8, 2018 - Homily for the Installation of Father Scott Snider as Pastor of Mother of Dolors Parish, Vandalia, and St. Joseph Parish, Ramsey, at Mother of Dolors Church, Vandalia

July 1, 2018 - Homily for the Installation of Father Charles Edwards as Pastor and Welcome for Father Mark Tracy as Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, and Annunciation Parish, Shumway, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Effingham

June 30, 2018 - Homily Outline for the Wedding of Shannon Marie Zettek and William Edward Potratz, Christ the King Church, Springfield

June 24, 2018 - Homily for Religious Freedom Week on the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

June 16, 2018 - Our Lady of Good Counsel Women of Distinction Awards Mass, Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

June 17, 2018 - Homily for the Installation of Father Paul Bonk as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, and St. Gertrude Parish, Grantfork, at Immaculate Conception Church, Pierron

June 10, 2018 - Homily for the Tenth Sunday of the Year – Cycle B, Admission to Candidacy for the Aspirants to the Permanent Diaconate, Chapel of the Chiara Center, Springfield

June 9, 2018 - Homily for Mass and Commissioning of Totus Tuus Teams for 2018, Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, Springfield

June 8, 2018 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart Sacred Heart, Church of Saint Katherine Drexel Parish, Springfield

June 3, 2018 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

May 28, 2018 - Homily for the Memorial Day Field Mass, Calvary Cemetery, Springfield

May 26, 2018 - Homily for the Ordination of Priests Robert Johnson, Aaron Kuhn, Dominic Rankin, Mark Tracy, and Adam Zawadzki, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

May 23, 2018 - Homily Outline for the Gallagher Convocation, Radisson Blu Mall of America Hotel, Bloomington, Minnesota

May 18, 2018 - Homily for the Sports Faith International Mass, Mundelein Seminary Residence Chapel, Mundelein

May 12, 2018 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord and Celebration of Bishop Paprocki’s Fortieth Anniversary of Priesthood Ordination, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

May 7, 2018 - Saint Teresa High School Baccalaureate Mass, Saint Teresa High School, Decatur

May 7, 2018 - Homily on the Occasion of National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week, Saint John's Hospital, Springfield

May 3, 2018 - Homily for the Police Officers Memorial Service, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

April 30, 2018 - Homily for Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter, Memorial of Pope Saint Pius the Fifth, Saint Meinrad Seminary, Saint Meinrad, Indiana

April 12, 2018 - Homily for the Principals’ Leadership Conference Mass, Saint Viator Chapel, The Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

April 1, 2018 - Homily for Easter Morning Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 31, 2018 - Homily for Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 29, 2018 - Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 27, 2018 - Homily for the Chrism Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 25, 2018 -Homily for the Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 18, 2018 - Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Knights of Columbus Council 1580, Saint Paul Parish, Highland

March 10, 2018 - Homily for the 100th Birthday of Marian Jacobs, The Moorings Retirement Community, Arlington Heights

March 3, 2018 - Homily for the Alton Deanery Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland

February 27, 2018 - Homily for the Diocesan Health Care Convocation Mass, Saint Viator Chapel, Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

February 17 and 18, 2018 - Homily for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

February 14, 2018 - Homily for Ash Wednesday, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

February 12, 2018 - Homily for Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, St. Joseph’s Home Springfield

February 3, 2018 - Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mother of Dolors Parish, Vandalia

January 29, 2018 - January 31, 2018 - Homily for Catholic Schools Week Masses

January 28, 2018 - Homily for the Dedication of the Church and Altar Following the Renovation of Sacred Heart Church, Virden

January 26, 2018 - Homily for the Mass Honoring the 140th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Hospital Sisters of Saint Francis in Highland, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Highland

January 26, 2018 - Homily for Routt Catholic High School and Our Saviour School, Blessing and Dedication of New Addition to Our Saviour School, Jacksonville

January 21, 2018 - Homily Outline for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

January 19, 2018 - Homily Outline for the March for Life Diocesan Pilgrim Mass, Saint Peter Church, Washington, D.C.

December 31, 2017 - Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

December 30, 2017 - Homily for the Permanent Diaconate Ordination of James Dodge, Saint Aloysius Church, Springfield

December 25, 2017 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

December 24, 2017 - Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Vandalia Correctional Center, Vandalia

December 19, 2017 - Homily for the Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent With Confirmation of Ashley Trenholm, Decatur Correctional Center, Women’s Unit, Decatur

December 16, 2017 - Homily for the Mass of Gaudete Sunday During the Simbang Gabi Novena, Saint Katherine Drexel Parish Springfield

December 9, 2017 - Homily for the 150th Anniversary of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Staunton

December 8, 2017 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the Closing of the Novena, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfNovember 26, 2017 - Homily for the Closing of the Fourth Diocesan Synod on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfNovember 19, 2017 - Homily for the Catholic-Lutheran Prayer Service at St. Agnes Church, Springfield

pdfNovember 19, 2017 - Homily for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 31, 2017 - Homily Outline for the Solemnity of All Saints Mass for the Bishops’ Plan Insurance Company, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, Vermont

pdfOctober 29, 2017 - Homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A, St. Anthony Church, Effingham

pdfOctober 29, 2017 - Homily on the Occasion of the 125h Anniversary of Saint Michael Church, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A, Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham

pdfOctober 28, 2017 - Homily for the Springfield Chapter Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame Mass, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A, Saint John Vianney Church, Sherman

pdfOctober 15, 2017 - Homily for the Third Annual Third Circuit Red Mass, The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A, Saint Boniface Church, Edwardsville

pdfOctober 14, 2017 - Homily for the Diocesan White Mass The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfOctober 11, 2017 - Homily for the Curia Respect Life Mass, The Catholic Pastoral Center, Springfield

pdfOctober 8, 2017 - Homily for Encuentro Hispano Diocesano, 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle A, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Decatur, Illinois

pdfOctober 1, 2017 - Homily on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Saint Michael Church, Saint Michael Church, Sigel

pdfSeptember 24, 2017 - Homily for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfSeptember 23, 2017 - Homily for the Respect Life Mass and Rosary Walk, Holy Family Parish, Granite City

pdfSeptember 17, 2017 - Homily for Mass for Couples Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage or More, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfSeptember 16, 2017 - Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention, Christ the King Parish, Springfield

pdfAugust 30, 2017 - Mass with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfAugust 29, 2017 - Homily for the Blessing of the Chapel, HSHS Holy Family Hospital, Greenville

pdfAugust 28, 2017 - Homily for the Blessing of the New School Building Saint Mary Parish, Taylorville

pdfAugust 26, 2017 - Homily for the Annual Bishop’s Gift Society Mass, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfAugust 26, 2017 - Homily for the Respect Life Conference Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfAugust 19, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Kevin Laughery as Pastor of Saint Jerome Parish, Troy, Illinois and Saint James Parish, St. Jacob, Illinois at Saint Jerome Church, Troy

pdfAugust 19, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Jeremy Paulin, O.M.V., as Pastor of Saint Mary Parish, Alton

pdfAugust 19, 2017 - Homily for the Synodal Consultation with Consecrated Religious, Saint Francis Church at the Motherhouse of the Hospital Sisters of Saint Francis, Springfield

pdfAugust 18, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Christopher Comerford as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Quincy

pdfAugust 16, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Daren Zehnle as Pastor of Saint Augustine Parish, Ashland

pdfAugust 15, 2017 - Homily for the Installation of Father Thomas Hagstrom as Pastor of Saint John Paul II Parish, Mount Olive

pdfAugust 13, 2017 - Homily for the Dedication of the Altar and the Blessing of the Baptismal Font, Tabernacle, Presider’s Chair and Ambo, Saint Gertrude Church, Grantfork

pdfAugust 12, 2017 - Mass for Gathering with Permanent Deacons, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

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

pdfDecember 25, 2016 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfDecember 24, 2016 - Homily for the Vigil Mass of Christmas, Federal Correctional Institution, Women's Unit, Greenville

pdfDecember 21, 2016 - Homily for the Simbang Gabi Christmas Novena, Saint Katherine Drexel Parish - Sacred Heart Church, Springfield

pdfDecember 11, 2016 - Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfDecember 8, 2016 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfNovember 27, 2016 - Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

pdfNovember 24, 2016 - Thanksgiving Day Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Springfield

pdfNovember 19, 2016 - Homily Outline for the Solemnity of Christ the King LIFE Runners Mass, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

pdfNovember 14, 2016 - Reflections for the Funeral of +Keith Steven Zawila, First Presbyterian Church, Libertyville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 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

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

September 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

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

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

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

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

September 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 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

August 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

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

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

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

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

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

July 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

July 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 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

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

May 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 3, 2016 - Homily for Divine Mercy Prayer Service

April 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

March 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 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

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

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

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

February 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 25, 2014 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord - Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

December 24, 2014 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord - Christmas Eve Mass, Taylorville Correctional Center, Taylorville

December 23, 2014 - Homily for the Closing Mass of the Simbang Gabi Christmas Novena, Saint Katherine Drexel Parish - Sacred Heart Church, Springfield

December 21, 2014 - Homily for Mass and Dedication of New Parish Center/Gym, St. Michael Parish, Sigel

December 8, 2014 - Homily for the Dedication of St. Mary's Church, Holy Trinity Parish – St. Mary's Church, Brussels

December 6, 2014 - Homily for the Installation of Father John Nolan as Pastor of Little Flower Parish, Springfield

December 4, 2014 - Mass for Visit to Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana

December 3, 2014 - Mass for Visit to St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Principal Patron of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, St. Meinrad, Indiana

November 27, 2014 - Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield,

November 24, 2014 - Reflections on "Joy and Grievance in an American Diocese": Results from the Benedictine University Online Surveys of Active and Inactive Catholics in Central Illinois, Symposium at Benedictine University at Springfield, Springfield

November 23, 2014 - Thanks for the Harvest Mass, Holy Family Parish, Litchfield

November 19, 2014 - Curia Thanksgiving Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

November 16, 2014 - Homily for Mass for the Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference, Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, Decatur

November 1, 2014 - Mass for the 75th Anniversary of the EIU Newman Catholic Center, EIU Newman Catholic Center, Charleston

October 29, 2014 - Springfield in Illinois Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 2014 Convention, Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton

October 26, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Medora

October 22, 2014 - Homily for the Establishment of the Shrine of Pope St. John Paul II, Our Lady Mother of the Church Polish Mission, Willow Springs English | Polish

October 19, 2014 - Homily for Encuentro Hispano Diocesano, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Decatur

October 19, 2014 - 2014 Red Mass Homily, St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild Red Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 18, 2014 - Homily for the Diocesan White Mass, Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

October 12, 2014 - Knights of Columbus Vocations Mass and Banquet, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham

October 12, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Oblong

October 7, 2014 - 2014 Red Mass Homily, Diocese of Laredo Annual Red Mass, San Agustín Cathedral, Laredo, Texas

October 6, 2014 - 2014 Red Mass Homily, Diocese of Lubbock Annual Judicial Red Mass, Christ the King Cathedral, Lubbock, Texas

October 5, 2014 - Homily for the National Catholic Development Conference, Marriott Downtown, Chicago

October 1, 2014 - Homily for the Diocesan Mission Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 22, 2014 - Homily for Mass for Father McGivney Catholic High School and Feeder Schools followed by Groundbreaking and Blessing of Site for New High School Building, St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville

September 21, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Casey

September 20, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Neoga

September 13, 2014 - Homily for Mass with the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Dallas, Texas

September 7, 2014 - Homily for Mass for Couples Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage or More, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

September 5, 2014 - Homily for Mass for the Bishop's Gift Society Banquet, Christ the King Church, Springfield

August 24, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to St. Maurice Parish, Morrisonville, Illinois

August 17, 2014 - Homily for Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq 20th, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 16, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Ascension Church of St. John Paul II Parish, Mt. Olive

August 14, 2014 - First Profession of Vows and Reception into the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, St. Francis Convent, Alton

August 10, 2014 - Humanae Vitae Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 10, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington

August 9, 2014 - Mass for Gathering with Permanent Deacons, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 8, 2014 - Religious Freedom Talking Points, Older Kids Club at the Cherry Hills Baptist Church, Springfield

August 5, 2014 - Mass with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

August 1, 2014 - The Meaning of Excommunication in the Tradition of the Catholic Church, 33rd Annual Chesterton Conference, American Chesterton Society, University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein

July 26, 2014 - Homily for the 175th Anniversary of the Village of Teutopolis, Society Hall Ball Diamond, Teutopolis

July 6, 2014 - Homily for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

July 5, 2014 - Homily for the Installation of Father Angel Sierra as Pastor Of Ss. Simon and Jude Parish, Gillespie, and St. Joseph Parish, Benld At Ss. Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie

July 2, 2014 - Homily for the Installation of Father Christopher Brey as Pastor Of St. Anthony Parish, Effingham, Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham, and Annunciation Parish, Shumway, Knights of Columbus Hall, Effingham

July 1, 2014 - Fortnight for Freedom Talking Points Prayer Rally at the Lincoln Statue at the State Capitol, Springfield

June 28, 2014 - Homily Outline for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

June 22, 2014 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Corpus Christi, Cathedral, Springfield

June 21, 2014 -Homily for the Our Lady of Good Counsel Women of Distinction Awards, Cathedral, Springfield

June 14 and 15, 2014 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint Michael Parish, Greenfield and Saint Mary Parish, Fieldon

June 7, 2014 - Homily for Institution of the Ministry of Lector for Permanent Deacon Class of 2016, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Chiara Center, Springfield

June 6, 2014 - Homily for Mass and Commissioning of Totus Tuus Staff, Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, Springfield

May 31, 2014 - Baccalaureate Mass for St. Anthony High School, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham

May 26, 2014 - Homily for Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery Springfield

May 25, 2014 - Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders for Mr. Dominic Rankin, Cathedral, Springfield

May 25, 2014 - Homily for the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Saint Isidore Parish, St. Isidore Parish, Bethany

May 24, 2014 - Homily for the Ordination of Steven Arisman and Seth Brown to the Sacred Order of Priests, Cathedral, Springfield

May 12, 2014 - Homily for Baccalaureate Mass for St. Teresa High School, St. Teresa High School, Decatur

May 10, 2014 - Homily for the Ordination of Samuel Bagyo, Adam Prichard, Martin Smith, and Jason Stone to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Cathedral, Springfield

April 19, 2014 - Homily for the Mass of Easter Sunday, Cathedral, Springfield

April 18, 2014 - Homily for the Mass of the Easter Vigil, Cathedral, Springfield

April 17, 2014 - Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, Cathedral, Springfield

April 16, 2014 - Holy Hour and Message for Immaculate Conception Parish, Mattoon

April 15, 2014 - Homily for Chrism Mass, Cathedral, Springfield

April 13, 2014 - Homily for Palm Sunday, Cathedral, Springfield

April 10, 2014 - Homily for Principals' Leadership Conference, Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, Springfield

April 3, 2014 - Homily for Legatus Chapter of Northeast Wisconsin, Butte de Mortes Country Club, Appleton, WI

March 23, 2014 - Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 23, 2014 - Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent – Cycle A, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Edwardsville

March 20, 2014 - Homily for Thursday of the Second Week of Lent, Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI

March 19, 2014 - Homily for Institution of the Ministry of Lector, Solemnity of St. Joseph, Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI

March 16, 2014 - Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent – Cycle A, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 15, 2014 - Homily for Men's Catholic Mass and Breakfast, Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville

March 8 and 9, 2014 - Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

March 2, 2014 - Homily for Knights of Columbus Council 1580 26th Annual Fundraiser for Vocations, Pro-Life and Newman Apostolate, St. Paul Parish, Highland

March 1, 2014 - Homily for the Diocesan Youth Conference, Carlinville

February 23, 2014 - Homily for the Mass at the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Church of Saint Mary, Lake Forest

February 17, 2014 - Homily for the Saint Thomas More Lawyers Guild of Springfield Mass, Cathedral, Springfield

February 15, 2014 - Homily for Mass with Permanent Deacon Candidates, Villa Maria, Springfield

February 12, 2014 - Marriage, Same-Sex Relationships and the Catholic Church, Annual LeBlond Lecture, Mount Saint Mary's Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, Ohio

January 28, 2014 - Homily for Mass with the Jacksonville Catholic Schools In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Our Saviour Church, Jacksonville

January 28, 2014 - Homily for Mass with Alton Marquette High School and Local Feeder Schools In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Alton Marquette High School, Alton

January 25, 2014 - Homily for the Teammate of Christ Catholic Men's Conference, St. Patrick Parish, Decatur

January 22, 2014 - March for Life Diocesan Pilgrim Mass, St. Peter's Church, Washington, DC

January 12, 2014 - Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord, Mass for Pastoral Visit, Sacred Heart Parish, Franklin

January 11, 2014 - Homily for the Western Illinois Catholic Men's Prayer Breakfast, Knights of Columbus, Quincy

January 1, 2014 - Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord, on the Occasion of the Installation of Father Arnaud Devillers, F.S.S.P., as Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish, Quincy

December 29, 2013 - Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Mass for Pastoral Visit, St. Thomas Parish, Camp Point

December 28, 2013 - Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Mass for Pastoral Visit, Visitation of the B.V.M Parish, Alexander

December 25, 2013 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Morning Mass, Graham Correctional Center, Hillsboro

December 25, 2013 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral, Springfield

December 23, 2013 - Homily for the Closing Mass of the Simbang Gabi Christmas Novena, Springfield

December 14, 2013 - Homily for the 100th Anniversary of Knights of Columbus Council 1712, Collinsville

November 28, 2013 - Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Cathedral, Springfield

November 20, 2013 - Homily for Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage, Cathedral, Springfield

November 20, 2013 - Curia Thanksgiving Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

November 17, 2013 - Homily for Thanks for the Harvest Mass, Mattoon

November 16, 2013 - Homily for the 125th Anniversary of the Founding of Saint Agnes Parish, Springfield

November 3, 2013 - Homily for the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Sacred Heart Parish, Livingston

November 2, 2013 - McHenry County Prayer Breakfast, Crystal Lake

October 23, 2013 - 2013 Red Mass Homily For the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, at Visitation Parish, Kansas City, Missouri

October 23, 2013 - Homily for the Curia Day of Prayer Mass, Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center, Springfield

October 22, 2013 - Homily for the Diocesan Mission Mass, Cathedral, Springfield

October 19, 2013 - Homily for Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George Veni si Amas Retreat Mass, St. Francis Convent, Alton

October 19, 2013 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint Sebastian Parish, Waverly

October 13, 2013 - Homily for Encuentro Hispano Diocesano, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Decatur

October 12, 2013 - Homily for the Wedding of Michael Paprocki and Sarah Torpy, Christ the King Church, Chicago

October 9, 2013 - Homily for the Respect Life Month Curia Mass, Catholic Pastoral Center, St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

October 8, 2013 - Homily for Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 2013 Convention, St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville

September 28, 2013 - Homily for the Diocesan Respect Life Mass and Rosary Walk, Granite City

September 27, 2013 - Homily for the Opening Mass of the USA Council of Serra International Region 9 Fall Conference, The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville

September 25, 2013 - Homily for the White Mass for Healthcare Professionals, Cathedral, Springfield

September 22, 2013 - Homily for Mass for Couples Married Fifty Years or More, Cathedral, Springfield

September 21, 2013 - Address to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Life Benefit Dinner, St. Louis, Missouri

September 14, 2013 - Homily for the National Catholic Development Conference Grapevine, Texas

September 9, 2013 - Homily for the All-City Liturgy for Springfield Catholic Schools, Grades 3-12, Springfield

September 8, 2013 - Homily for the 23rd Sunday of the Year – Cycle C, Cathedral, Springfield

September 7, 2013 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint Rita Parish, Kincaid

September 2, 2013 - Homily for a Parish Visit to St. Bonaventure Parish, St. Elmo

September 1, 2013 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Saint Isidore Parish, Bethany

August 31, 2013 - Homily for the Dedication of An Altar, St. James Parish, St. Jacob

August 26, 2013 - Homily for Mass at Father McGivney High School, St John Neumann School, Maryville, IL

August 25, 2013 - 2013 Red Mass Homily, St. Thomas More Society, The Catholic Lawyers Guild, Diocese of Dallas, Texas

August 24, 2013 - Remarks for God Belongs in My City Prayer Walk, Illinois State Capitol, Springfield

August 17, 2013 - Humanae Vitae Mass, Springfield

August 16, 2013 - Homily for Evening Prayer for the Bishop's Gift Society Banquet, Springfield

August 14, 2013 - First Profession of Vows and Reception into the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, Alton

August 6, 2013 - Mass with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Springfield

August 3, 2013 - Homily for the 50th Anniversary of Christ the King Parish, Springfield

July 26, 2013 - Homily for the Mass for Pilgrims of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois at World Youth Day, Rio de Janerio

July 7, 2013 - Installation of Father John Nolan as Pastor Of The Cathedral Parish of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield

July 3, 2013 - Fortnight for Freedom Prayer Rally Lincoln Statue at the State Capitol, Springfield

July 1, 2013 - Homily for the 20th Anniversary of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, Effingham

June 30, 2013 - Homily for the 25th Anniversary of Holy Family Parish, Granite City

June 23, 2013 - Homily for a Parish Visit to St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas and St. Elizabeth Parish, Marine

June 23, 2013 - Homily for the Blessing and Dedication of St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

June 22, 2013 - Homily for the Mass in Observance of the Fortnight for Freedom on the Third Anniversary of the Installation of the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki as the Ninth Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, Cathedral, Springfield

June 19, 2013 - Homily for the Catholic Media Conference Mass, Denver, Colorado

June 15, 2013 - Homily for the 100th Anniversary of Council #1692 of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Xavier Church, Jerseyville

May 31, 2013 - Marriage, Same-Sex Relationships and the Catholic Church, Phoenix, Arizona

May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery, Springfield

May 26, 2013 - Homily for a Parish Visit to St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville

May 25, 2013 - Ordination of Priest, Cathedral, Springfield

May 15, 2013 - Presentation for Year of Faith Conference, East Chicago, Indiana

May 12, 2013 - "Choosing the Path of Principle-Centered Leadership," Baccalaureate Sermon, Illinois College, Jacksonville

May 12, 2013 - Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Cathedral, Springfield

April 6, 2013 - Homily for the Ordination of Steven Arisman and Seth Brown to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Cathedral, Springfield

March 30 and 31, 2013 - Homily for the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night and for the Mass of Easter Sunday, Cathedral, Springfield

March 28, 2013 - Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, Cathedral, Springfield

March 26, 2013 - Chrism Mass, Cathedral, Springfield

March 24, 2013 - Homily for Palm Sunday

March 19, 2013 - Homily for Bishop Paprocki's Tenth Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration, Cathedral, Springfield

March 16, 2013 - Homily for the Diocesan Youth Conference, Carlinville

March 14, 2013 - Homily for the Mass in Thanksgiving for the Election of Pope Francis, Cathedral, Springfield

February 24, 2013 - Homily for the Mass at the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Peyton Hall, Lake Forest, IL

February 18, 2013 - Homily for the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Springfield Mass, Cathedral, Springfield

February 16 and 17, 2013 - Homily for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral, Springfield

February 16, 2013 - Homily for the Springfield Area Catholic Men's Conference, St. John Vianney Church, Sherman

February 13, 2013 - Homily for Ash Wednesday, Cathedral, Springfield

February 12, 2013 - Homily for Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, St. Joseph's Home, Springfield

February 10, 2013 - Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C, Cathedral and St. Viator Chapel, Springfield

February 3, 2013 - Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C, St. Paul Church, Highland

January 29, 2013 - Homily for the Memorial Mass for the Reverend Victor J. Kaltenbach, St. Lawrence Church, Greenville

January 28, 2013 - Homily for Mass with the Quincy Catholic Schools In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Quincy Notre Dame High School, Quincy

January 23, 2013 - Homily for the Mass with Diocesan Pilgrims to the March for Life, Cathedral, Springfield

January 20, 2013 - Homily for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C, Cathedral, Springfield

January 13, 2013 - Homily for a Parish Visit to Holy Family Parish, Litchfield

January 6, 2013 - Homily for the Mass for the University of Notre Dame Executive MBA Electives Immersion Week, Solemnity of the Epiphany, Holy Cross Chapel, Stinson-Remick Hall

Decembr 29-30, 2012 - Homily for a Pastoral Visit to St. Mary Parish, St. Elmo, Illinois and to St. Anne Parish, Edgewood, Illinois

December 25, 2011 - Christmas Morning Mass Homily

December 25, 2011 - Christmas Midnight Mass Homily

December 23, 2012 - Homily for the Mass of the Christmas Novena Sacred Heart Church at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Springfield

December 23, 2012 - Homily for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Częstochowa Church St. Mary and St. Mark Parish Madison

December 9, 2012 - Homily for the 150th Anniversary of Immaculate Conception Parish, Shelbyville, Illinois

December 8, 2012 - Fathers in Faith and Family First Annual Men's Prayer Breakfast

December 8, 2012 - Homily for the Mass preceding the Fathers in Faith and Family Prayer Breakfast

November 25, 2012 - Homily for the 75th Anniversary of Christ the King Parish Greenup

November 18, 2012 - Homily for a Pastoral Visit to St. Isidore the Famer Parish, St. Joseph Church, Island Grove

November 5, 2012 - Closing Address for the Diocesan Adult Education Conference

November 4, 2012 - Homily for the Diocesan Adult Education Conference Mass

October 30, 2012 - Homily for the Diocesan Mission Mass

October 27, 2012 - Homily for the 125th Anniversary of St. Patrick Parish, Girard, Illinois

October 24, 2012 - Homily for the Funeral Mass for the Reverend Kenneth J. Venvertloh

htmlOctober 14, 2012 - Homily for the Beginning of the Year of Faith and Admission to Candidacy

October 13, 2012 - Homily for the Diocesan Right to Life Mass

October 10, 2012 - Homily for the Canon Law Society of America Convention

October 8, 2012 - 2012 Red Mass Homily, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

October 7, 2012 - 2012 Red Mass Homily, Archdiocese of St. Louis

September 30, 2012 - Brunch Talk following the Red Mass - The Good Servant: Catholic Economic Teaching on Government and the Private Sector

September 30, 2012 - 2012 Red Mass Homily, Archdiocese of Anchorage

September 23, 2012 - Homily for the National Catholic Development Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

September 20, 2012 - Dinner Talk following the Red Mass - The Good Servant: Catholic Economic Teaching on Government and the Private Sector

September 20, 2012 - 2012 Red Mass Homily, Diocese of Green Bay

September 16, 2012 - Homily for Mass for Couples Married Fifty Years or More

September 15, 2012 - Parish Pro-Life Chairpersons Gathering - The Good Servant: Catholic Economic Teaching on Government and the Private Sector

September 15, 2012 - Homily for the Blue Mass, Church of Our Saviour, Jacksonville

September 12, 2012 - Homily for the Dedication of An Altar, St. Jude Parish, Rochester

September 9, 2012 - Homily for the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Aloysius Parish, North Arm

September 5, 2012 - Homily to Begin the Academic Year 2012-2013 - Marquette Catholic High School, Alton, Illinois

August 17, 2012 - Homily for Mass for the Bishop's Gift Society Banquet

August 15, 2012 - Homily for the Opening of Father McGivney High School Maryville, Illinois

August 15, 2012 - First and Final Profession of Vows and Reception into the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

August 12, 2012 - Homily for Mass for the Intention of Natural Family Planning Week

August 8, 2012 - Address to the Serra Vocations Club of Madison County

August 8, 2012 - Homily for Mass with the Serra Vocations Club of Madison County St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, Alton

July 31, 2012 - Homily for the Annual Mass and Dinner of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

July 6, 2012 - Legal Lessons on Liberty from Saints Thomas the Apostle, Thomas Aquinas, and Thomas More - Address to the St. Thomas More Society of Greater St. Louis

July 6, 2012 - Homily for the Breakfast Meeting of the St. Thomas More Society of Greater St. Louis

July 1, 2012 - Homily for the 175th Anniversary of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish

June 24, 2012 - Homily for Holy Mass and Parish Visit at St. Joseph Parish, Ramsey, Illinois

June 24, 2012 - Homily for the Dedication of the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother Vandalia

June 23, 2012 - Homily for the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. James Church Decatur

June 22, 2012 - Homily for the Mass in Observance of the Fortnight for Freedom on the Second Anniversary of the Installation of the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki as the Ninth Bishop of Springfield in Illinois

June 10, 2012 - Homily for the Consecration of Altars and Confirmation

June 9, 2012 - Homily for the Our Lady of Good Counsel Women of Distinction Awards

pdfMay 19, 2012 - Commencement Address, Benedictine University, Springfield

pdfMay 13, 2012 - Commencement Address, Quincy University, Quincy

May 9, 2012 - National Hospital Week and Colleague Anniversaries

April 28, 2012 - Ordination of Deacons

April 8, 2012 - Mass of the Easter Sunday

April 7, 2012 - Holy Saturday Mass of the Easter Vigil

April 5, 2012 - Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper

April 3, 2012 - Chrism Mass

March 24, 2012 - Speech to Catholic Men's Prayer Breakfast in Alton

March 21, 2012 - Homily for the Mass for the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders

March 18, 2012 - Diocesan Blessing of the Seed and Soil

March 11, 2012 - 2012 Diocesan Youth Conference

March 4, 2012 - Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent (Cycle B) on the subject of contraception

February 26, 2012 - Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

February 22, 2012 - Ash Wednesday

February 21, 2012 - Mass at St. Joseph Home, Springfield

February 19, 2012 - Mass for the Anniversary of the Young Adult Ministry

February 5, 2012 - Homily for Mass at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

February 1, 2012 - Catholic Schools Week Mass at the Catholic Pastoral Center

January 31, 2012 - Catholic Schools Week Mass in Quincy

January 30, 2012 - Catholic Schools Week Mass in Springfield

January 29, 2012 - Quincy Cursillo

January 23, 2012 - March for Life Mass - Day of Penance for Violations Committed Through Acts of Abortion, St. Peter's Church, Washington, D.C.

January 8, 2012 - Solemnity of the Epiphany, St. Raymond Church, Raymond

January 6, 2012 - Homily for the Funeral of +Joseph S. Parks

January 1, 2012 - Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

December 25, 2011 - Christmas Morning Mass Homily

December 25, 2011 - Christmas Midnight Mass Homily

December 23, 2011 - Simbang Gabi

December 12, 2011 - Repentance and Prayer for those Harmed in the Church Homily

December 4, 2011 - Final Mass at Holy Trinity Church, Mt. Olive

November 20, 2011 - Mass of Thanksgiving for the Harvest

November 5, 2011 - Fathers in Faith and Family Springfield Area Catholic Men's Conference Breakfast Remarks

October 9, 2011 - Knights of Columbus Vocations Mass and Banquet n

October 9, 2011 - 150th Anniversary of School Sisters of Notre Dame in Teutopolis

October 2, 2011 - Respect Life Sunday Mass with Father McGivney Catholic High School Theme at St. Boniface Church

October 1, 2011 - Diocesan Respect Life Mass and Rosary Walk

September 29, 2011 - Red Mass Dinner Speech in Houston, TX

September 28, 2011 - Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 2011 Convention

September 25, 2011 - Anniversary Mass for Couples Married 50 or More Years

September 11, 2011 - Mass for the Annual Convention of the National Catholic Development Conference

August 26, 2011 - Opening School Mass and Dedication of Blessed Sacrament Chapel Holy Family Parish

August 19, 2011 - Mass with the Diocesan World Youth Day Pilgrims in Madrid, Spain

August 15, 2011 - First Profession and Institution into the Novitiate Of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

August 14, 2011 - Blessing of the New Addition to Blessed Sacrament School

August 7, 2011 - Courage Conference Closing Mass

August 3, 2011 - Mass with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

July 31, 2011 - Healing and Hope Novena to Our Lady of the Snows

July 9, 2011 - 100th Anniversary of the Knights of Columbus Council 1580

June 26, 2011 - Solemn Procession and Benediction of the Most Holy Eucharist Solemnity of Corpus Christi

June 20, 2011 - Saint Louise de Marillac Society Mass and Dinner

June 11, 2011 - Catholic Daughters of the America Dinner for the 100th Anniversary of Court 148

June 11, 2011 - 100th Anniversary of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 148

June 4, 2011 - Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Jubilee

June 2, 2011 - The Ascension of the Lord Taylorville Correctional Center

May, 30, 2011 - Memorial Day Field Mass

May 28, 2011 - Ordination of a Priest

May 25, 2011 - The Memorial of Saint Bede the Venerable Mass of Thanksgiving and Dedication Decatur Catholic Radio WDCR 88.9 FM

May 22, 2011 - Baccalaureate Mass for Sacred Heart-Griffin High School

May 21, 2011 - Baccalaureate Mass for Routt Catholic High School

May 15, 2011 - Institution of Acolytes for Permanent Deacon Candidates

May 15, 2011 - Annual Scouting Mass

May 9, 2011 - Homily for Mass Celebrating National Hospital Week

April 24, 2011 - Easter Sunday Morning Mass

April 21, 2011 - Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper

April 3, 2011 - Rose Mass Church of the Little Flower, Bethedsa, Maryland

February 27, 2011 - Sports Faith Hall of Fame Mass at Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois

February 8, 2011 - Catholic Schools Week Mass in Mattoon

January 31, 2011 - Catholic Schools Week Mass in Quincy

January 27, 2011 - The Memorial of Saint Angela Merici

January 24, 2011 - Diocese of Springfield in Illinois Pro-Life Mass prior to the March for Life

Bishop Paprocki has the pleasure of administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at about fifty parishes every year. The text of his Confirmation homily for each academic year is listed below.

Confirmation Homily for 2018-2019

Confirmation Homily for 2017-2018

Confirmation Homily for 2016-2017

Confirmation Homily for 2015-2016

Confirmation Homily for 2014-2015

Confirmation Homily for 2013-2014

Confirmation Homily for 2012-2013

Confirmation Homily for 2011-2012

Confirmation Homily for 2010-2011