We must let the Lord wash us with his mercy

Holy Thursday The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades during the livestreamed Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the Cathedral of the… Read More

Chrism Mass: We have all been anointed for mission

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades during the livestreamed Chrism Mass Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne. Brothers and… Read More

‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?’

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne. What… Read More

Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, defeats the virus of sin and overcomes the rule of death

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades March 29, 2020, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,… Read More

‘May Jesus, the light of the world, lead us on’

The following homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades March 22, 2020, on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, during a livestreamed Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,… Read More

‘Do You Accept Being Drawn Into God’s Trinitarian Life?’

The following is the text of a homily given to the Cor Jesu Young Adult Group at St. John the Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, on Jan. 8. Every year during… Read More

The Shining Example of the Holy Family

The following homily was delivered by Bishop Rhoades at a Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Dec. 29: When we think of… Read More

‘Truth is a condition for authentic freedom’

Happy Fourth of July! As we celebrate our nation’s independence, I invite you to reflect on the meaning of freedom from the perspective of our faith. We heard about freedom… Read More

Chrism Mass 2019

A lot has happened in the Church and the world since the celebration of our last Chrism Mass. It would be an understatement to say that it’s been a difficult… Read More

Solemnity of Saint Joseph

Mass at Saint Joseph High School, South Bend – March 19, 2019 I’d like to begin this homily with giving some advice to all the young women here present, advice… Read More

Citizens of the Kingdom Not of This World

The following is the homily preached by Bishop Rhoades at St. Joseph Parish in Mishawaka on Nov. 25th, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: On… Read More

Chrism Mass, 2018

Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed One. He affirms this in the synagogue of Nazareth when He reads from the scroll the words of Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord… Read More