Date posted: Oct 23, 2019
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Learn how to craft an engaging homily, and cultivate the study, prayer, and pastoral practices that will support you as work to feed the congregation on the Word of God. Deepen your appreciation of the sacramentality of the Word, your mediating role as a preacher, and the communal functions of preaching. Topics include preaching as a vocation, the homiletic form, crafting for the ear rather than the eye, and consultation with the congregation. Based on the Boston College resource Touchstones for Preaching, this course is designed for ordained and lay preachers.
Week 1: Crafting the Homily
Week 2: Integrating the Process of Preparing a Homily into One’s Life
Week 3: Using Consultation
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed
All materials are included on the course site.
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Content Scholars: Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo, S.T.D., a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, and faculty member at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary; and Rev. William T. Kelly, S.T.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Updates on Boston College's preparations for the fall semester can be found at bc.edu/reopen