Catholic Faith Formation and Education
Death and Dying

Pastoral Care: Pastoral Care of the Dying (ADULT)
This is the fifth of a six-video series to train those who, in the name of Christ and of your community, reach out to the sick. Each video begins with a re-enacted true story of a pastoral care volunteer and a person in need; and is followed by the host, Gaynell Cronin, providing practical advice on what a pastoral care volunteer is called to do. There is perhaps no greater challenge to the pastoral care provider than taking part in a person's journey toward death. This fifth video provides practical insight as well as inspiration to encourage the pastoral care provider to stay in the tension of this time with another as a person of faith.

Place Prepared: Helping Children Understand Death and Heaven (ADULT)
This video will help adults talk with children about death and heaven, and help adults to prepare children for the inevitable losses that they will experience throughout their lives. It is divided into four segments: being honest with ourselves as adults about death, understanding death and children's emotional response to it, talking with children about funerals, and talking with children about heaven.

Whatever It Takes: The "She Said Yes" Video Tribute (HS, ADULT)
A tribute to Cassie Bernall, a student at Columbine High School who was killed during the shooting there. Her friends and parents relive the Littleton tragedy and describe how the massacre and its aftermath strengthened their faith and gave their lives new meaning.

Sacred Place: Your Catholic Burial Options (ADULT)
This short video will help show families the wide range of options available at Diocesan cemeteries.

No One Cries The Wrong Way: Grief, Suffering, And Death (HS, ADULT)
This program features Father Joe Kempf and others who witness to their experiences of faith during times of great challenge. It is not meant to be watched in one sitting. The eight presentations are written so that one or, at most, two would be used per session. It is important that after each session you stop and utilize the guide. SECTION ONE: The Face of God (26 min.); SECTION TWO: Life From the Shattered Pieces (17 min.); SECTION THREE: Dignity - In Life and In Death (17 min.); SECTION FOUR: Life After Life (10 min.); SECTION FIVE: To Grieve (21 min.); SECTION SIX: Putting Skin on God (18 min.); SECTION SEVEN: Be Still and Know That I Am God (13 min.); and, SECTION EIGHT: We Pray (12 min.).

A Place Prepared (ADULT)
For children, death seems unreal and at a distance--until it comes close: a grandparent, a father, a mother, a sibling, or a pet dies. Suddenly death becomes real and immediate--and children have questions about what has happened: What does die mean? Where is Daddy now? In heaven? Can I go see him? And what is heaven? A Place Prepared will help you talk with children about death and heaven, and help you to prepare them for the inevitable losses that they will experience throughout their lives. Four segments.

Catholic Update Video: Caring With Faith (HS and Adult)
Four DVDs in one set: Training Ministers to the Sick Facing My Own Suffering and Loss Suffering with a Loved One Toward Death with Hope Each DVD contains 4 segments: Story, Witness, Teaching, and Music Video

When A Loved One Dies (Youth)
The death of a loved one is always a difficult experience. But when you are a teenager, walking through grief is particularly poignant. It is punctuated by all the conflicts and questions and realizations of the teen years. This program helps teens understand the grief process through the testimonies of young people who have walked through it, and gives hope that you can heal and grow through this life-changing experience. Covers topics such as: Surviving the first days, weeks, and months after a death; Grieving the relationship lost; Grieving particular types of death; Facing your future; Learning to cope; Rebuilding your life.

Helping Children Grieve (ADULT)
Offers helpful information to adults (parents, caregivers, professionals) on how to help children of all ages grieve with hope and heart. You will meet two experts: Khris Ford and Paula D'Arcy, whose personal experiences with death give them intimate knowledge and compassion. And you will meet others who are now in the process of helping their children through grief. Topics include: Differences between how adults and children grieve; How a parent can grieve while still helping a child to grieve; Three common feelings expressed by all grieving children; How to be authentic and tell children the truth about death.

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

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