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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 Related To 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)

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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)

Corpus Christi C-Dcn. O'Donnell

Corpus Christi C by Rev. Richard Budgen 

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (PDF) (Mobi)by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time A, 2014 by Rev. Richard Budgen

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell 

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Rev. Richard Budgen 

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Kindle)

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A by Rev. Richard Budgen

20th  Sunday in Ordinary Time, A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Kindle

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time A by Rev. Richard Budgen 

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Kindle

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF)      (Kindle

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF)   (Kindle)

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time A By Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF)  (Kindle)

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A by Rev. Richard Budgen

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A by Rev. Richard Budgen

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Kindle)