This work is divided into two parts; homilies for weddings and those for funerals. All are based on homilies actually delivered.
The main pastoral aspects of the homilies are: a focus on the personal; against the background of social issues and ethical values and within a theology of hope.
Joseph Pollard has spent most of his priestly life in California. He served as Director of Adult Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and later as Communications Officer. He has been parish priest of two parishes, and chair of the theology department of St John Seminary, Camarillo. He now lives in Castleblakeney, Co Galway. He is the author of Bridging the Gap: Connecting with Questioning Catholics (The Columba Press 2001) and several previous collections of homilies.