In the third of a seven-part series of resources on the Catholic liturgy from our partner Catholic News Service, learn what goes into the proclamation of the Scriptures by laypeople, and the preparation of the homily by priests and deacons.
How lay people can make the Word of God come alive
For more than 50 years Daniel Mulhall has been proclaiming the Scriptures at Mass, ever since the Second Vatican Council. He studies the words, their context and his delivery, all to help listeners.
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Week-long work goes into homily prep for, and with, parishioners
A Catholic pastor tells of his daily steps every day to write the homily he gives to his congregation on Sundays. Along the way, he listens to people’s thoughts on the Gospel’s message for today.
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Listen to CatholicPhilly.com’s recent podcast on the importance of a good homily, with Oblate Father Thomas Dailey, the Cardinal John Foley Chair of Social Communications and Homiletics at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary:
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