This course is a preparation for the ministry of proclaim?ing the word of the kingdom. Students are exposed to the theology of preaching, and methods of interpretation, preparation, and production of sermons. Lectures examine the listening assembly and the listening pulpit, the Liturgy and the homily, experiencing and expressing the word. The emphasis is on the prophetic, as well as on the practi?cal, dimension of preaching. While this course is taught in the fall semester, the practical segment continues in the Fr. Veronis spring semester.