Catholic Faith Formation and Education
   
DeSales Program


DeSales: Old Testament--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of five videos. The Story of the Old Testament Covenant is a fascinating and inspirational series designed to offer adults an introduction to the people of the Hebrew Scriptures. Many Catholics want to know more about the Old Testament and how it affects their lives; this series meets those needs. This video consists of Session One: The Genesis of the Covenant.

DeSales: Our Celebration of Eucharist--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of four videos. Presenting the heart of Catholic worship, this series leads adults into a better appreciation of the impressive history and meaning of the Eucharist. Half of the sessions focus on the various parts of the liturgy as we celebrate them today. This video consists of Session 1. From Passover To Eucharist, and Session 2. Of Rituals and Human Elements.

DeSales: Writings of St. Paul--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of four videos. An inspirational and thought-provoking tour of St. Paul's life and teaching is featured in these engaging sessions. The most significant issues and problems of the early New Testament Church are related to modern Christian life. Participants will develop a more personal insight and appreciation for the tremendous contributions of "the apostle" to our scripture and faith traditions. This video consists of two sessions: 1. Paul: The Paradox of Being a Jew to the Gentiles. (The life and background of the apostle and his teachings) and 2. A Look at the Church Only Twenty Years After the Resurrection. (I and II Thessalonians and the Letter to the Philippians).

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of eight videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in this special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching, and their life experience. This video consists of Session 1. Introducing the "Good News" according to Mark. PART 1 - The Living Gospels: What Is the Gospel Truth? Turning our Clocks Back; Synoptics - With the Same Eye. PART 2 - Mark's Good News: The "Lone Ranger' Gospel; A Geography Lesson; The Human Face of Jesus.

DeSales: Christian Morality And Forgiveness--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of four videos. This video consists of segments 1 and 2 entitled: Introduction to the Judeo-Christian Moral Tradition and A History of Christian Sacramental Forgiveness.

DeSales: Basic Tools For Bible Study--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of five videos. This series is for any Catholic adult who is interested in acquiring the fundamental skills for studying and praying the Bible. In eight fascinating sessions, participants will be introduced to the intriguing people, lands, and message of the Bible. This video consists of two segments entitled: God's Broken Silence and Collecting a Divine Library.

DeSales: Our Baptismal Covenant With Christ--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of four videos. The origins, history and meaning of Baptism are all developed in these videos. Two presentations are dedicated to the RCIA, with others addressing practical problems relating to Baptism and the evolving role of the laity. This video consists of two segments: 1. THE NEW TESTAMENT FOUNDATION OF BAPTISM--A look at the roots of Christian baptism; and, 2. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BAPTISM IN THE EARLY CHURCH--How the early rituals of baptism came to be.

DeSales: Our Catholic Creed--Video 1 (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of four videos. It is a response to the request of many Catholic adults for a course in the basics of the Faith. This innovative series presents today's major faith issues and concerns in the light of Vatican II. This video consists of Session 1. Many Creeds…One Credo (A look at the development of Christian belief) and Session 2. The Divine Personality (A Judeo-Christian understanding of God).

DeSales: Basic Tools For Bible Study--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second in a series of five videos. This series is for any Catholic adult who is interested in acquiring the fundamental skills for studying and praying the Bible. In eight fascinating sessions, participants will be introduced to the intriguing people, lands, and message of the Bible. This video consists of two segments entitled: At Home in the Bible World and Tool of History.

DeSales: Basic Tools For Bible Study--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of five videos. This series is for any Catholic adult who is interested in acquiring the fundamental skills for studying and praying the Bible. In eight fascinating sessions, participants will be introduced to the intriguing people, lands, and message of the Bible. This video consists of two segments entitled: Tools of Literature & Editing and Art of Interpretation.

DeSales: Basic Tools For Bible Study--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth in a series of five videos. This series is for any Catholic adult who is interested in acquiring the fundamental skills for studying and praying the Bible. In eight fascinating sessions, participants will be introduced to the intriguing people, lands, and message of the Bible. This video consists of one segment entitled: Apocalyptic Writings: Dreams and Symbols.

DeSales: Basic Tools For Bible Study--Video 5 (ADULT)
This is the fifth in a series of five videos. This series is for any Catholic adult who is interested in acquiring the fundamental skills for studying and praying the Bible. In eight fascinating sessions, participants will be introduced to the intriguing people, lands, and message of the Bible. This video consists of one segment entitled: The Bible is My Living Word.

DeSales: Christian Morality and Forgiveness--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second in a series of four videos. This video consists of segments 3 and 4 entitled: Forming a Healthy Christian Conscience and The Divine Self: A Foundation for Moral Relationships.

DeSales: Christian Morality and Forgiveness--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of four videos. This video consists of segments 5 and 6 entitled: Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself and Human Sexual Love: The Power of Life.

DeSales: Christian Morality and Forgiveness--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth in a series of four videos. This video consists of segments 7 and 8 entitled: The Joyful Struggle to Build a Christian Society and Touching God Through the Celebration of Forgiveness.

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second in a series of eight videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in this special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching, and their life experience. This video consists of Session 2: Learning the Secrets of the Messiah and His Kingdom (The Heart of Mark's Good News). PART 1 - Promises and Dreams; Conflict and Freedom; Riddles and Seeds. PART 2 - The Bread Miracles; Blindness and the Cross; The Central Clue.

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of eight videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in this special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching, and their life experience. This video consists of Session 3: The New Testament According to Matthew (A Bridge Over Troubled Water). PART 1 - Who is Matthew? Why Another Gospel? The New Builds on the Old. PART 2 - Matthew's Good News: Birth of the Messiah; A Royal Blood Line; Great Themes.

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth in a series of eight videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in this special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching, and the life experience. This video consists of Session 4: Instructing Our Hearts With Parables (Matthew). PART 1 - Matthew the Teacher; The Passion; Easter; Miracles of Faith. PART 2 - Jesus the Teacher; "I" Openers; Instructing Our Hearts; The Kingdom in Parables.

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 5 (ADULT)
This is the fifth in a series of eight videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in this special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching, and their life experience. This video consists of Session 5: Searching For the Meaning of Jesus According to Luke. PART 1 - Luke's Good News; Dear and Glorious Physician; Jerusalem and the Spirit; Culture to Culture to Culture. PART 2 - More Good News; The Good, Bad, and the Ugly; Mary, A Joyful Mystery; Blessed Are You Poor.

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 6 (ADULT)
This is the sixth in a series of six videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in this special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching, and their life experience. This video consists of Session 6: The Good News About God's Merciful Love (Luke). PART 1 - Luke's Good News of Mercy; Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? The Undignified Father; The Good Alien. PART 2 - Luke's Grand Finale; The Glorious Mysteries; Acts: Our History; The Road To Emmaus.

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 7 (ADULT)
This is the seventh in a series of eight videos. The purpose and meaning of the Good News is beautifully produced in a special video bible study. The four unique gospel portraits of Jesus are presented in order to help adults develop a more personal and prayerful relationship to Christ. This program engages participants in an interactive process which helps them to connect Scripture with daily life. Through personal reflection, doctrinal presentation, group discussion and prayer, they are encouraged to see the relation between scripture, Catholic teaching and their life experience. This video consists of Session 7: Revealing the Risen Lord According to John. PART 1 - The "Un-Synoptic" Gospel; Community of the Beloved Disciple; Prologue: The Final Word; Questions Designed to Last. PART 2 - John's "Book of Signs; A Calendar of Feasts; A Cycle of Life.


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


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