Can’t sleep? Try this: a recording of Sunday’s homily

I got an early start, and preached this weekend’s homily at Saturday’s 5 pm vigil Mass.

You can hear it by clicking the arrow below.

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  1. .

    (How am I doing?)

  2. What I want to know — did you snap that picture yourself from the sanctuary one week?

  3. Deacon Greg Kandra says:

    Ha. No. As a friend pointed out: “They’re clearly not Catholic. They’re too dressed up.” ;-)

  4. Greg, from one deacon to another. I have enjoyed your homilies in print form. Since I began to preach I love the way God’s word inspires such different and valid directions to interpret.

    This week you picked up on the Pope’s message about silence and that gave the direction of your homily. Last week I had a similar thing happen. I don’t preach as often as you but I was schedule to preach. Thursday came and I still had no real direction but that day I had my regular spiritual direction session. My director gave me a copy of an article from 2005 to read. There was the direction of the homily.

    Now back to this audio file, i listened with the text before me. Since we both preach from written homilies I was pleased to note that you do not read. The preached homily is different from the written.

    The content was good and the delivery as well. And the homily stayed on message.If any were sleeping in the congregation it is because they were tired and unable to keep their eyes open- perhaps their ears were open to the Word.

    Thank you for preaching to me.

  5. Deacon Greg Kandra says:

    Thank you, Luis! Hearing for myself the recorded homilies has been a revelation to me, and I wish I had done this when I was in formation and studying homiletics. It’s interesting to hear things like pacing, inflection, volume and tone, and find things to improve. It’s been a great learning experience for me.

    And I agree: preaching a homily — even from a text — is different from reading one.

    Dcn. G.


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