Every Catholic knows what life is like in the parish: a faith-filled community that sometimes struggles to share its message, bring about change, or try new things. A new episode of Subject Matters
airing this Sunday tackles the phenomenon of communication in today's fast-paced world, including what works and what doesn't. Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching
is the latest book in a series by best-selling authors Tom Corcoran and Fr. Michael White
of Timonium, Maryland.
Based on years of study and practical pastoral experience, Tom and Fr. Michael have compiled a comprehensive list of axioms that can help pastors and parishioners reflect on how they communicate their message, and more importantly, how to improve at it. Teaching and preaching don't just happen from the pulpit, say Tom and Fr. Michael, but also in classes and small groups, in bulletins, on the church website and social media, and through volunteers who welcome visitors through its doors. Stagnation in the parish is not inevitable, they say, if the pastor together with the right parishioners, reflect honestly and think creatively about the core message, and what makes church matter to people today. Tune in to Subject Matters...
Sunday, May 22nd at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
featuring "Rebuilding Your Message:
Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching"
by Tom Corcoran and Fr. Michael White