Catholic Faith Formation and Education

Building Shalom Families (HS, ADULT)
This program focuses on key issues confronting families in the 1990s. The segment on Trevor Ferrell, the youth who created a program for the homeless of Philadelphia, is most inspiring to teens preparing for service projects. Video segments are: 1. A Prayer for the Family (song 6:00 min.); 2. Family Meeting Principles (8:06 min.); 3. McGinnis Family Meeting (5:30 min.); 4. Trevor's Story (6:20 min.); 5. Reflection on Stewardship by Chief Seattle (1:20 min.); 6. A Reflection on Diversity and Equality (50 sec.); 7. A Reflection on Shalom (2:45 min.); 8. Families in Search of Shalom (10:53 min.).

Earth Is the Lord's (HS, ADULT)
The seven themes offered by the United States bishops in their pastoral statement, Renewing the Earth, are presented in this video to help us recognize, embrace, and build communities to champion a faith-filled vision of the Lord's earth and ecological responsibility. Building peace, preserving a just and sustainable environment, society, and world are not optional ideals, but matters of faith and practical necessities for human life.

Stewardship: A 3-D Way of Life: Not for Adults Only (HS, ADULT)
Stewardship is not a matter of giving a little more; rather, it is a way of life. Youth are called to be formed in this spirit from an early age.

Stewardship: A 3-D Way of Life: The Money-Back Guarantee (HS, ADULT)
This program presents stewardship as an ongoing process of a pilgrim people on their journey to God. Pastors and members of parishes in Wichita and Dallas discuss the sharing of time, talents, treasures, and stewardship strategies used in their churches such as "ministry marts" and "manual of needs."

In Word and Deed: Show #007 (HS, ADULT)
This show, which aired on 5/5/02, features the following topics and guests: A retired State worker from St. Thomas Parish in Delmar, Richard Harte, has found the true meaning of being a Catholic Christian. Richard is active at St. John's/St. Ann's soup kitchen, Table of the Lord, is a graduate of Formation for Ministry (FMP), and acts in an one-man show on St. Peter. Sr. Mary Felice is answering two calls; one is to be a doctor at St. Mary's Hospital and the second call is to be a Sister of Daughters of Charity. She places her patients in God's hands. She balances community, work, and prayer. The key is to discern what God wants for our life - it will give you peace. Joe Cohen, a retired attorney, shares how his son's killing was racially motivated and Paul Murry, a sociology professor at Siena College teaches about the degree of resistance in the 50s and 60s. Dawn Jarvis, winner of the Evangelist contest for teens, tells of her favorite place to pray. Dawn shares how St. Patrick's Church in Albany is truly home to her in times of need.

Keeping the Earth (ADULT)
Religious and scientific perspectives on the environment. Produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Should be used with meditation/reflection by the HomeLand Committee.

7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free (ADULT)
Preview DVD to accompany the book by the name title. Catholic small-group study for managing money.

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Audience Codes: PK = Preschool, EL = Elementary, JH = Junior High, HS = HighSchool, Adult

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