Welcome to the online home of Connections, the monthly newsletter of ideas and reflections for homilists and preachers.
CLICK ON any of the boxes at the left for information on our resources for homilists and preachers:
Connections: our monthly newsletter (available both in a "paper" edition and electronically) of stories, images, reflections and ideas on the Sunday Gospel;
Connections DAILY: our electronic newsletter of brief, concise reflections on the lectionary and liturgical calendar for weeks days; and
Connections Special Issues: collections of stories, meditations and reflections on single topics and themes, including the Sacraments of Baptism, the Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, and the Anointing of the Sick; the Rite of Marriage; Funeral liturgies and Masses for the Dead; and special theme issues on prayer, Mary of the Gospels, American celebrations and memorials, and stewardship. Also available in time for Ash Wednesday, March 1: Connections for the Weekdays of Lent 2017.
As well as complete subscription information on Connections and Connections DAILY, you'll find a sampling of stories and meditations from past issues that you might want to use in your homily in the days and weeks ahead.
The most popular feature on the site is This Sunday's Gospel: exegetical notes and suggested homily points on the Gospel for this Sunday. Bookmark the page and check it every week as you prepare your homily/sermon.
The site also includes other resources published by MediaWorks, information on retreats and preaching workshops, and practical advice and help for effectively communicating the Word of God in your homily.
Check out Jay's Blog to participate in our ongoing discussion with the editor of Connections about the preaching craft and the ministry of communications. Your suggestions, ideas and questions are always welcome and appreciated.
May the Christ who taught in parables bless and inspire you in your ministry as a communicator of the Father's Word to God's people!