Catholic Faith Formation and Education
Holy Spirit

Catholic Update Video: Sealed With God's Spirit: Sacrament of Confirmation (HS, ADULT)
This is one of four videos in the "Sealed with God's Spirit" series. It explores the history, rituals, and meaning associated with this sacrament of initiation. In the story segment, a fictional family is challenged to respond to Christ's call to encounter him in a neighbor. (20 min.) The witness segment features Bishop Kenneth Untener of Michigan, who discusses the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation from his personal viewpoint as presider. (6 min.) In the teaching segment, Fr. Tom Richstatter, OFM, presents the history and meaning of the sacrament in its context as a sacrament of Christian initiation. (7 min.) It concludes with a music video reflection, a celebration of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. (4 min.)

Catholic Update Video: Sealed With God's Spirit: Spirit Alive In Community (HS, ADULT)
This is one of four videos in the "Sealed With God's Spirit" series. It looks at the ways the Holy Spirit is visibly active in the lives of Christians when they celebrate, worship, learn, and serve together as members of the Body of Christ. The story segment profiles the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, a parish whose members, goals, and structures offer the spirit of Jesus a place to work. (12 min.) In the witness segment, Catholics testify as to how they have experienced the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in their lives. (5 min.) In the teaching segment, Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM, shares Jesus' scriptural invitation to "come and see" how the Spirit empowers us in community. (8 min.) It ends with a music video reflection. (5 min.)

Catholic Update Video: Sealed With God's Spirit: A Child's View of Community (Emementary Grades 1-4, ADULT)
This is one of four videos in the "Sealed With God's Spirit" series. It describes how a child can see the spirit of Jesus Christ at work in the life of the Church. This program is presented as a child's religion class report on Church. A young person's crayon drawings "come alive" in video images depicting what it means to "be Church". Diverse cultures are represented to help children see that "my Church" is broader than "my parish".

Catholic Update Video: Sealed With God's Spirit: Teen Discipleship (HS)
This is one of four videos in the "Sealed With God's Spirit" series. It captures for Catholic youth how their baptismal commitment comes alive in service to others. The story segment follows a group of Ohio teens on a mission trip to Chicago. (12 min.) In the witness segment, we meet a college student who has made Christian service a main focus of his life. (3 min.) In the teaching segment, a youth minister answers teen's questions about Christian service and the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. (4 min.)

Vida de Cristo (HS, ADULT)
This is a three-volume set in Spanish, which dramatically depicts the story and meaning of the Mysteries of the Rosary. Volume 1 is entitled El Salvador, volume 2 is El Redentor, and Volume 3 is El Maestro.

Sacramentos en General (ADULT)
This is the first in a series of eight videos in Spanish which explain the meaning of "sacrament" and the special graces of the seven sacraments. Each program features real-life situations in documentary style and gives personal witness of Hispanics who tell how the sacraments affect their daily life. The videos are inspiring, challenging, and present thought-provoking questions that lead to group discussion. This first video gives a general presention of the meaning of "sacrament".

Confirmation: A Commitment To Life (HS)
Join the popular Fr. Joe Kempf and a group of high-school students as they prepare for and learn about Confirmation. Students discover how God and Confirmation fit into the real world, how they are welcomed into the community of the Church, and how they must accept responsibilities as member of that community.

Understanding Pentecost (JH, HS, ADULT)
This video explores the history, traditions, and experiences of Pentecost, how it empowered the early Church, and how we are empowered to live Pentecost lives of our own. Through dance, Scripture, and historical perspective plus personal testimonies, youth and adults will gain a greater understanding of the meaning of Pentecost.

Celebrating Sacraments (Series) - Confirmation: Celebrating Faith (Rev.Ed.) (HS, ADULT)
Parents may sometimes feel at a loss to explain to their youngsters the importance of Confirmation in their lives. This presentation helps them recall that confirmation is a lifetime call to follow Christ in the Catholic tradition, led by the Holy Spirit and empowered by the gifts of the Spirit. They review the deeply symbolic rite of confirmation and each of its ritual actions. Most importantly, they learn that confirmation confirms the baptismal call to follow Christ and proclaim him with their lives. As the title states, in Confirmation we are celebrating faith as members of the Body of Christ.

Confirmation: Sealed With The Spirit (JH, HS)
This video has six episodes with two parts each that contain immediate preparation for the Confirmation of high school students. The sessions connect Confirmation to Baptism and Eucharist, and show how the sacrament celebrates Christian discipleship and Church membership. Topics are: EPISODE1: preparing for Confirmation and who is Jesus to you?; EPISODE2: teamwork and being a disciple; EPISODE3: living the Gospel and the game plan; EPISODE4: Jesus at work today and service; EPISODE5: a sense of the Spirit and the Gifts; and EPISODE6: The Rite of Confirmation and making the choice.

Echoes of Faith: I Believe, We Believe (ADULT)
This video is one of a series. It is based on the Christian Creed, and is divided into five parts: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, The Christian Creed, and The Magesterium. Each part deals with the topic as related in the recitation of the Nicene Creed and also the Apostles' Creed. It is an in-depth study of the Creed and how it is the basis for our Catholic Faith.

God The Spirit (HS, ADULT)
This is one of a series. It consists of three segments. BREATH OF LIFE - The Bible consistently associates the Spirit of God with the breath of life. Authentic happiness and true wisdom come from being attuned to the presence of God's Spirit within us. THE SPIRIT OF LOVE - The longing to love is inside us all; it is itself a gift of the Spirit. Learning to love is the completion of our being. THE SPIRIT TODAY - The gift of the spirit is not reserved for special people. It is for everyone who seeks.

Mystery Of Faith: An Introduction To Catholicism - Trinity (ADULT)
This is part of the ten-video series which introduces viewers to the "depth dimension" of many of the key Catholic insights. No element of the Christian tradition has caused more confusion than the doctrine of the Trinity. And yet, belief in the Trinity is the core of our faith. Father Michael Himes will show why in this clear and inspiring presentation.

Mystery Of God: Spirit (HS, ADULT)
Have you ever thought about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever described the Spirit to anyone? This video provides us with metaphors, images, and stories that give a rich description of the powerful presence of the Spirit in everyday life. And once we recognize the Spirit's presence, as shown in this video, we begin to mold our lives around the Spirit's prompting deep within our hearts. Families and parish groups alike will find their faith supported by this illuminating story.

Vida de Cristo: Los Misterios del Rosario (HS, ADULT)
La apremiante y poderosa historia del Evangelio es presentada en tres videos con cinco segmentos de 20 minutos cada uno: VOLUMEN 1- Los Misterios Gozosos; VOLUMEN 2 - Los Misterios Dolorosos; and VOLUMEN 3 - Los Misterios Gloriosos. Estas obras fueron filmadas en Espana en 1957 con la participacion de un gran reparto.

Visual Bible: Acts--Part 1 (JH, HS, ADULT)
Luke tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian Church. You'll see Christ assumed into heaven and follow the travels and trials of Peter and Paul, all word-for-word from the Bible. This video covers chapter 1:1 to chapter 8:3--share the birth of the Christian Church, Ascension of Jesus, Pentecost, persecution of Christians, and martyrdom of Stephen.

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).

Spirit and Confirmation (Emementary Grades 5-6, JH, HS)
These videos challenge us to see the Spirit revealed as giver of life, giver of gifts and maker and keeper of promises. Excellent for classrooms and Confirmation preparation and RCIA. Study guide includes directions for use, activities, prayer celebrations and prayers. PART 1 explores these themes: Who is the Spirit? When has the Spirit been present in salvation history? What are our experiences of the Spirit in our daily living, in the life of Jesus, the Church and world? How do we name our gifts in the service of others? What are the fruits of the Spirit? PART 2 explores these themes: What is the work of the Spirit? What scriptural images speak of the Spirit? What are the traditional seven gifts of the Spirit? How do we ritually celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation? How does the Spirit breathe in the Sacraments of Initiation?

Who is the Spirit? (Emementary Grades 1-4)
This video invites children to become more familiar with the working of the Holy Spirit as friend, helper and teacher of the message of Jesus. In the life of the Spirit received in Baptism, children explore the gestures and actions of Confirmation and discover how to use their gifts for others in making the world a better place.

Life of Christ: The Glorious Mysteries (HS, ADULT)
This third video in a series of three discusses the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. These magnificent dramas unfold with startling reality the awesome events of our salvation, bringing a more profound understanding of the mysteries of the Rosary and the Gospels to young and old. Filmed in the 1950s, this timeless celebrated series will delight audiences and enhance religious education classes and Bible studies.

Visual Bible: Acts--Part 2 (JH, HS, ADULT)
Luke tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian Church. You'll see Christ assumed into heaven and follow the travels and trials of Peter and Paul, all word-for-word from the Bible. This video covers chapter 8:4 to chapter 13:52--seeds of the new Church are scattered with Peter, Philip, and John; miracles; escapes from prison; Paul's conversion; and Paul and Barnabas go forth to spread the Gospel.

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

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