Archived Homilies

On this page, you will find homilies and pastor's notes, and other articles from Fr. David Carter, Pastor (or other Basilica clergy, as noted).

Some archived homilies from The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul are available in PDF format. Others are available as sound files. A PDF Reader is required to view the PDF homilies. You can download a free PDF Reader from by clicking this link.

June 23 2019 - Homily for Corpus Christi by Dcn. Tom McConnell:  God's Love Sacrament--Real Presence in the Eucharist! (READ)

June 23 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Prayer before Congress, Catholic Motherhood (READ)

June 9 2019 - Pentecost C:  The Spirit of a Family (READ)

June 9 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  New Leadership in the Youth Ministry and New Resident Priest (READ)

June 2 2019 - Ascension of the Lord C:  Thus Passes the Glory of the World (READ)

June 2 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  The Budget and You (READ)

May 26 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  "Catholic Tent Revival" (Forty Hours Devotion) (READ)

May 26 2019 - 6th Sun Easter C:  What Do You Give to the One Who Has Everything? (READ)

May 19 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Wedding Wisdom Part 2 - The Underground Railroad out of the Culture of Death (READ)

May 12 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Wedding Season and Wisdom (READ)

May 12 2019 - 4th Sun Easter C:  Mother's Day (READ)

12 de mayo 2019 - IV Domingo de Pascua – Día de las Madres (LEER)

May 5 2019 - 3rd Sun Easter C:  153 Fish (READ)

May 5 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Church floors, 40 Hours Devotion, 130th Anniversary (READ)

April 28 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Divine Mercy, Plenary Indulgence, Organ (READ)

April 21 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Mount Olivet Cemetery (READ)

April 21 2019 - Easter Sunday:  Teachings from St. Athanasius and St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians (READ)

April 20 2019 - Easter Vigil: Teachings from St. Athanasius (READ)

20 de abril 2019 - Vigilia Pascual: Enseñanzas de San Atanasio (LEER)

April 14 2019 - Palm Sunday:  from St. Gregory Nazianzen - We are soon going to share in the Passover (READ)

14 de abril 2019 - Domingo de Ramos: de San Gregorio Nacianceno - Vamos a participar en la Pascua (LEER)

April 14 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Liturgical Questionnaire Results - Part VII - Comments, Suporters of the Parish, and Conclusion (READ)

Apr 7 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Liturgical Questionnaire Results - Part VI - Formats of the Mass (READ)

Mar 31 2019 - Pastor's Notes: Liturgical Questionnaire Results - Part V - Altar Rail and Reception of Holy Communion (READ)

Mar 31 2019 - 4th Sun Lent C:  The Merciful Father (READ)

Mar 24 2019 - Pastor's Notes: Liturgical Questionnaire Results - Part IV - Greeting and Sign of Peace (READ)

Mar 24 2019 - 3rd Sun Lent Ancient Form:  Humility, Obedience, and Thanks (READ)

Mar 17 2019 - 2nd Sun Lent C:  Hiddenness (READ)

Mar 17 2019 - Pastor's Notes: Liturgical Questionnaire Results - Part III - Multilingual Considerations and Use of Latin in the Sung Ordinary (READ)

Mar 10 2019 - Pastor's Notes: Liturgical Questionnaire Results - Part II - Ad Orientem and Incense (READ)

Mar 6 2019 - Ash Wednesday: Have Mercy on Me, O God (READ)

6 de marzo 2019 - Miércoles de Ceniza: Ten piedad de mí, oh Dios (LEER)

Mar 3 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Liturgical Questionnaire Results - Part I - Introduction (READ)

Feb 24 2019 - 8th Sun OT C (Last Sunday before Lent): Don't Be a Pagan (READ)

Feb 24 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Strategic Planning (READ)

Feb 17 2019 - 6th Sun OT C:  Do You Want To Be Happy? (READ)

Feb 17 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Excommunication (READ)

Feb 10 2019 - 5th Sun OT:  The Primacy of the Transcendent:  God Is a Lion (READ)

Feb 10 2019 - Pastor's Notes:  Altar Rail Cushions, Liturgical Questionnaire, All Saints Academy Update (READ)

January 27, 2019 - 3rd Sun OT C: The Answer to Life's Question (READ)

27 de enero 2019 - III Domingo Ordinario C: La respuesta a la pregunta de la vida (LEER)

January 13, 2019 - Basilica Bells Ring at the Consecration (READ)

January 6 2019 - Catechesis on the Altar Rail and Kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament (READ)

Dec 30 2018 - Holy Family (READ)

Dec 25 2018 - Christmas:  Come, Adore the Christ-Child! (READ)

25 de diciembre 2018 - Navidad: Ven, Adoran al Niño Jesús! (LEER)

Dec 23 2018 - Pastor's Notes:  Catechesis on the Altar as Our New Altar Is Dedicated (READ)

Dec 06 2018 - Pastor's Notes:  Gradation of Solemnity, Precious Blood, and Sign of Peace at the Basilica (READ)

Nov 18 2018 - Pastoral Letter:  That They May Be One:  A Vision of Solidarity and Universality for our Parish (READ)

Nov 13 2018 - State of the Parish 2018 (READ)

4 de noviembre 2018 - XXXI Domingo Ordinario: de la Carta pastoral de los Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos y México sobre la migración: Juntos en el Camino de la Esperanza Ya No Somos Extranjeros (LEER)

Nov 4 2018 - 31st Sun OT B: Love God and Love Your Neighbor (READ)

14 de octubre 2018 - XXVIII Domingo Ordinario B: La ropa nueva del emperador (LEER)

Oct 14 2018 - 28th Sun OT B: The Emperor's New Clothes (READ)

Sept 30 2018 - 26th Sun OT B:  Repent and believe in the Gospel (READ)

23 de septiembre 2018 - XXV Domingo Ordinario B:  La oración y el ayuno necesarios para entrenarnos a llevar la cruz (LEER)

Sept 23 2018 - 25th Sun OT B:  Prayer and fasting needed to train us to carry the cross (READ)

Sept 16 2018 - 24th Sun OT B:  A Simple Menu (READ)

Christ's Unchanging Plan for Love, Marriage, & Human Sexuality, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

The Fullness of Truth in Jesus through His Holy Catholic Church, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Bishop Stika's Homily, Mass for Chattanooga's Fallen Soldiers (LISTEN)

1st Holy Communion 2015, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

The Beauty, Truth, and Goodness of Repentance, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Easter Sunday 2015, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Come out of the Darkness and into the Light, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Suffering for the Sake of Love, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

The Power of the Resurrection:  Our Lenten Hope, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

The Authority of Jesus, 4th Sun. OT, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Epiphany, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Feast of the Holy Family, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Christmas Day (Listen)

The Joy of Tradition - Claiming Our Liturgical Heritage, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

1st Sunday of Advent 2014, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Give to God What Belongs to God, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Put on the Wedding Garment of Humility, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)

Who Am I to Judge? Our Call to Fraternal Love and Correction, by Fr. David Carter (LISTEN)