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Preaching to Children

3-WEEK WORKSHOP

featuring video with Dr. Ann Garrido

A workshop designed to help participants speak to the hearts of children.  It provides participants with the tools to effectively craft and deliver a meaningful and understandable homily for younger hearers.  Ideal for leaders of Liturgy of the Word for Children and others who work with children.

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.

 

Special Features

This course includes:

  • Weekly videos
  • Text transcripts of each featured video
  • Weekly introductions to each new topic
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion
  • A page of further resources about topics discussed in this course

All STM Online: Crossroads courses and workshops 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: Seven Characteristics of Children and Three Mysteries of Life

Week 2: Tips for Preaching to Children

Additional Materials Needed: Jim Campbell. 52 Simple Ways to Talk with Your Kids about Faith. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2007.

This workshop is based on the Boston College web site Touchstones for Preaching/ Special Touchstone – Preaching to Children

Fee: $25

Content Scholars: Ann Garrido, Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology