Monday, October 17, 2011
What Do You Expect From a Homily?
In the past I have written on this blog about my young friend, John H., who is in his first year of Seminary in England. John has been offered the opportunity to help set up a National Center for Homiletics in the United Kingdom and is looking for YOUR thoughts.
"What do you require from a homily at Mass? Are your expectations always met? What support could we offer to priests? Are there any suggestions to improve the standard of preaching?" Regarding younger members of the faith, John would like to know: "Are they bored; does the homily relate to their current faith issues?"
So, dear reader, what information can you offer to John? Is there a memorable homily that you will always treasure? Have you been completely turned off by a particular style? What would you like to glean from the words of the priest as he breaks down the Gospel each week? All shared thoughts will be most appreciated! Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email which I will forward to him.