QUESTION: Can the priest skip the homily and then have a layman deliver a homily after the final prayer at Mass?

ANSWER: The homily is optional during weekday masses, but mandatory during Sunday masses. Only priests are authorized to give the homily, with the exception of ordained deacons, who upon dispensation of the priest, may also be occasionally allowed to give the homily.

The Holy Mass ends after the final prayer, so any public sermon or discourse after that is not anymore officially part of the Mass.

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Sep 30, 2015
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Dec 10, 2013
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by: Anonymous

Liturgy ends with post communion, and thats is why if there are any announcements to be made, they are done after the post communion prayer, but as a mass ceremony, ends after the the father who celebrated the mass goes back to sacrastie (Out of the Alter)

Jun 13, 2011
Improper answer to talk at end of Mass.
by: Anonymous

I believe your answer is incorrect, i.e., that the Mass ends withe the Post Communion Prayer. I believe it ends with the dismissal "The Mass is ended, go in peace" to which the congregation responds "Thanks be to God".

Therefore, any talk or reflection is part of the Mass.

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