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Effective Preaching: Homily Preparation

4-WEEK WORKSHOP

A workshop based on the Boston College resource Touchstones for Preaching.  It is designed for ordained and lay preachers to explore how to craft an engaging homily and to share tips on how to cultivate the habits needed to compose and deliver weekly homilies.


Special Features

  • Discussion of four video presentations by Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo and Rev. William T. Kelly available at www.bc.edu/preaching
  • Transcripts for each video
  • A study aid written by Dr. Barbara Radtke that guides participants through the course material
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion
  • A resource page to guide further study

 

All STM Online: Crossroads workshops and courses include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours/ 7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site. 
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • Site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.


Topics
Week 1: Crafting the Homily
Week 2: Integrating the Process of Preparing a Homily into One’s Life
Week 3: Using Consultation

Additional Materials Needed
None

Time Commitment
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3 hours each week.  This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.

Fee: $45

Content Scholars: Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo, S.T.D. and Rev. William T. Kelly S.T.D.