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The Deacon Preacher is the oldest and most respected free homiletics  site designed by Deacons for Deacons.

“A church that doesn't provoke any crisis, a gospel that doesn't unsettle, a Word of God that doesn't get under anyone's skin, what kind of gospel is that? Preachers who avoid every thorny matter so as not to be harassed do not light up the world.” – Bl. Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Deacon who preaches brings a unique point of view to the pulpit. The challenge is to remain fresh and focused on God's Word as presented in the liturgical texts. The purpose of this site is to aid in the research, preparation and preaching of the homily.

Here you will find articles and commentary on the art of preaching, the Lectionary texts and  resources that are free and can be downloaded. If you find this site useful, please let me know.

Submit a Homily
Homilies are always welcome from Deacons, Priests, Seminarians* and those in Diaconal Formation*, Roman Catholic, Orthodox or Anglican only please.
Please make your submission in either Word format, or preferably as a PDF.
If you would like for me to archive your homilies on your own page, please submit a photo and a short bio.

Submit a homily by email. (bill@deaconbill.com)
*Those not yet ordained will be listed with an asterisk.
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The Deacon's Bookshelf Suggested resources

Documents Directly About Preaching 

Preaching the Mystery of Faith by USCCB Nov. 2012 (PDF) (Final DRAFT)

Verbum Domini by Pope Benedict XVI

Preach The Gospel - Letter from the Congregation for the Clergy 9/17/09 (PDF)

Homiletic Directory (2015)

  Up Coming Sundays

3rd Sunday of Easter, 2014 by Rev. Richard Budgen

3rd Sunday of Easter 2012 by Rev. Richard Budgen

3rd Sunday of Easter, 2012 by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

3rd Sunday of Easter, 2013 by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

Fourth Sunday of Easter, B, 2015 by Rev. Richard Budgen

Fourth Sunday of Easter C by Rev. Richard Budgen 

Fourth Sunday of Easter C by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell 

3rd Sunday of Easter, 2013 by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

5th Sunday of Easter  (ABC)

6th Sunday of Easter  (ABC)

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord by Rev. Richard Budgen

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

7th Sunday of Easter, 2013 by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

Pentecost by Rev. Richard Budgen 

Pentecost, 2012 by Rev. Richard Budgen

Pentecost by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Mobi)

Pentecost, 2012 (PDF) by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (Audio)