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The World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests takes place every year on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This year the Solemnity is on Friday, June 27th.
Corresponding with this theme, please see the homily Pope Francis delivered on the joy of priestly service during this year’s Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday at St. Peter’s Basilica.
In response to Pope Benedict XVI's call to improve the quality of preaching to overcome ignorance of and indifference to the faith, the Bishops of the USCCB issued this unique statement on the Sunday homily during the Year of Faith. The document is biblical throughout, drawing upon the examples of Jesus' preaching in the four gospels as well as the writings of St. Paul, and articulates the homily's relationship with the Scriptures, the Eucharist, the Church's doctrine and catechesis.
Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)
Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests USA
National Association of Church Personnel Administrators(NACPA)
National Federation of Priests' Councils (NFPC)
National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC)
Asociación Nacional de Sacerdotes Hispanos (ANSH)
Blessed Father Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R.
Blessed Father Junípero Serra, O.F.M.
Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga
Venerable Father Nelson Baker
Venerable Father Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Cap.
Venerable Father Michael McGivney
Venerable Father Felix Varela
Cardinal Terence Cooke
Archbishop Jan Cieplak
Bishop Simon Bruté
Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, M.M.
Bishop Alphonse Gallegos, O.A.R.
Bishop James Anthony Walsh, M.M.
Monsignor Jean Martin Eyraud
Monsignor Bernard Quinn
Father Vincent Capodanno, M.M.
Father Magin Catalá, O.F.M.
Father Walter Ciszek, S.J.
Father Felix de Andreis, C.M.
Father Pedro de Corpa, O.F.M.
Father Juan Bautista de Segura
Father Aloysius Ellacuria, C.M.F
Father Lukas Etlin, O.S.B.
Father Edward Flanagan
Father Theodore Foley, C.P.
Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
Father John Hardon, S.J.
Father Issac Hecker, C.S.P.
Father Leo Heinrichs, O.F.M.
Father Emil Kapaun
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Father Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, O.P.
Father Paul Michael Murphy, C.M.
Father Joseph Muzquiz
Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.
Father Thomas Frederick Price
Father Stanley Rother
Father Augustus Tolton
Father Joseph Walijewski
Father Paul Wattson, S.A.
The Homily in the Sunday Assembly
Ideal for priests, deacons, and those in formation for these ministries, this document offers a practical examination of the principal ingredients for effective homilies: the assembly, preacher, homily, and homiletic method.
Fulfilled in Your Hearing (PDF Version)
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