Dr. Rick Stern, Professor Emeritus of Homiletics, will offer "Preaching as Listening," a homiletics workshop for deacons on June 19-21, 2020, on the Saint Meinrad campus. 

The cost of this refresher course is $295 per person and includes accommodations, meals, and seven workshop sessions. There will also be an informal Q & A with Dr. Stern on Saturday night. 

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friday, June 19

4:00 pm

Check-in begins: Bede Hall lobby

5:30 pm


6:30 pm

Welcome, introductions, and workshop

7:30 pm

Social and group discussion

saturday, June 20

5:30 am               

Morning prayer in Archabbey Church (optional)

8:00 am               


8:30 am     

Session 1: Preaching as Listening 

9:45 am           


10:00 am       

Session 2: Delivery Skills, Part 1

12:00 pm     


1:15 pm             

Session 3: Delivery Skills, Part 2

2:45 pm       

Free Time

4:00 pm      

Session 4: Listening as Listening, Part 1

5:30 pm      


6:30 pm      

Session 5: Listening as Listening, Part 2

8:00 pm      

Refreshments and informal Q&A with Dr. Stern

Sunday, June 21

7:15 am         

Morning prayer in Archabbey Church (optional)

8:00 am         


8:30 am         

Session 6: Listening as Preaching

9:30 am         

Mass in the Archabbey Church

11:00 am       

Session 7: Time Management

12:00 pm  

Lunch and departure