Excellent, thoughtful preaching is a hallmark of the Cathedral’s liturgical life.

We believe very strongly in the word of God as dynamic and engaging—a word meant to transform us in profound ways. Reading sermons, praying or meditating with them, sharing and talking about them can all be ways of deepening your faith.

The Cathedral’s preachers include its regular clergy and also lay people and occasional visitors. Here, you will find links to sermons preached throughout the liturgical year. You can read texts of sermons, listen to them, or do both at once.

Les homélies en français se trouvent sur cette autre page : https://www.montrealcathedral.ca/fr/homelies

Pass on what you have learned!

January 15 2017          John 1 :29-42 Can you remember people in your life who had a major impact on you? People who taught you, maybe even shaped you? If so, I think it might help you understand today’s gospel. In today’s gospel reading, we hear about John the Baptist and I see in him a powerful […]

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God in Our Flesh

In the name of the one, holy and undivided trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          He was born in a small backward province of a mighty empire, a refugee in his own land.  His family was forced to be on the move because government bureaucrats decreed it.  He came not from wealth and status, […]

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When joy is not what you feel

December 11, 2016 Advent 3 On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, we are called to rejoice. The celebrant’s chasuble has a hint of pink to brighten up the blue of Advent. Rejoice! Yet today’s gospel has a man in jail, John the Baptist, awaiting an unknown future. Not exactly something that would normally lead a […]

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That Irritating John the Baptist

Come, Lord Jesus, come.  In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen. I don’t know about you, but people who are always putting a negative spin on things really get me down.  They are the doomsayers, the party poopers.  They are the ones who will always see the […]

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Faith is a ‘Who’ Word – Say Yes!

When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with them all and prayed. There was much weeping among them all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, grieving especially because of what he had said, that they would not see his face again.(acts 20 : 36 – 37) Now even though I have an inflated ego I do […]

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Do not be weary in doing what is right

November 13, 2016 CCC  Lk 21:5-19; Is. 65:17-25; 2 Thess. 3:6-19 Now, if we heard someone begin speaking with the words, ‘Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…’ you would know that that person was beginning a fairy tale, a folk story. You would also know that it is not meant to […]

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