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

Starting Passiontide on a Learning Curve Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45   Today we stand at the beginning of the two week period called Passiontide, leading in to Holy Week and Easter. That’s why the crosses and some of the statues are veiled, today. It encourages us to turn our thoughts to […]

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“I Am Joseph”

It was an incredibly nerve-wracking three days.  If any of you have ever lost a child for any period of time, you know how upsetting and frightening it can be.  Can you imagine three whole days? Yet there he was, sitting calmly in the temple discussing the finer points of the Law, when his mother […]

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday,  2017 march 1           Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Today begins our season of Lent. A time to prepare ourselves for our Easter celebration. But before we get to Easter, like Jesus in the wilderness who was tempted for 40 days, we too are called to face our demons, to face our dark side, the […]

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When were you transfigured?

February 26 2017 CCC TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY  Mt 17 :1-9 Have you ever had a mountain top experience that really changed you? Or maybe have you ever gone through a challenging period, a hard time, that changed you dramatically? Today, that is what we are looking at, Transfiguration Sunday. We are going to look at Jesus’ transfiguration […]

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Be Holy as I Am Holy

Au nom de la sainte et indivise Trinité, un seul Dieu, maintenant et pour toujours.  Amen. I want to begin by expressing my warmest heartfelt gratitude for the multiple ways in which you have supported and nourished me during this especially trying time: through your prayers, your messages of support and hope, your generous offers […]

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God’s Generosity and Our Own

5 February 2017— In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen. “And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.”  I think these words from today’s reading from First Corinthians are an especially good beginning for a sermon about money.  I jest, of […]

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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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