School Notes

Date posted:   Feb 13, 2018

Effective Preaching: Preaching at Weddings


Fee: $25
Three Weeks

This course is designed to help participants effectively craft and deliver meaningful homilies at weddings. Based on the Special Touchstone in our Touchstones for Preaching mini-course, this workshop is ideal for both ordained and lay leaders who are called upon to preach at weddings.

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.


Introductory Week

Week 1: The Theology of Marriage

Week 2:  Preparing a Wedding Homily

Special Features

This course includes:

  • Study aide that guides participants through the assignments;
  • Weekly questions for discussion and reflection;
  • Resource page for further study;
  • Links to all reading materials are included;
  • Weekly video segments from Touchstones for Preaching (; and
  • Text transcripts of each featured video.

All Crossroads 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.
  • The course 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.

Additional Materials Needed

All materials are included in the course.

Time Commitment:

A participant can expect to spend about 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.

Content Scholars:  Rev. Paul Turner, S.T.D. (videos), a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri; and Rev. Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo, S.T.D., a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a faculty member at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary.