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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)

  Up Coming Sundays

Advent 


Advent Penance Service by Fr. Alex/ Homily by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

First Sunday Advent A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (mobi

1st Sunday of Advent B by Rev. Richard Budgen

1st Sunday of Advent B by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Kindle) (PodCast)

1st Sunday C - Fr. Scott Hastings (Audio .mp3)

2nd Sunday of Advent B by Rev. Richard Budgen

Preparation Materials for the 2nd Sunday of Advent C

2nd Sunday C - Rev. Richard Bugden

2nd Sunday C  - Dcn. Jodi Moscona

2nd Sunday C - Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

2nd Sunday C - Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (Audio mp3)

3rd Sunday B 2014 - Rev. Richard Budgen

3rd Sunday of Advent B 2015 by Rev. Richard Budgen

3rd Sunday of Advent B, 2014 by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (podcast)

3rd Sunday of Advent B  Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Kindle) (PodCast)

3rd Advent C  -  Dcn. Tom Fox 

3rd Sunday of Advent C  - Fr. Scott Hastings (Audio .mp3)

1st Sunday A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

3rd Sunday A by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell

4th Sunday A by Rev. Richard Budgen

4th Sunday B, 2014 - Rev. Richard Budgen

4th Sunday of Advent B 2015 by Rev. Richard Budgen

4th Sunday B - Dcn. Bill O'Donnell 

4th Sunday of Advent B Dcn. Bill O'Donnell (PDF) (Kindle) (PodCast)

4th Sunday C - Rev. Richard Bugden