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Effective Preaching: Homily Preparation


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.                                                                                               

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.


Special Features

This workshop includes:

  • Discussion of four video presentations by Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo and Rev. William T. Kelly available at
  • Transcripts for each video
  • A study aide that guides participants through the course material
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion
  • A resource page to guide further study

All C21 Online workshops and courses include these features:

  • Those who actively participate receive an acknowledgement of completion of the workshop.
  • 24 hour/7 days a week access to the password protected site
  • Participants belong to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing by a facilitator.
  • Access to the workshop or course site one week after the course ends
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.

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
Recommended: “Fulfilled in Your Hearing: The Homily in the Sunday Assembly” (USCCB)

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

Fee: $25

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