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DeSales Program


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.

DeSales: The Living Gospels--Video 8 (ADULT)
This is the eighth 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 8: The Joy of Gospel Loving (John). PART 1 - John's Book of Glory (Chapters 13-21); How Can It Be Good News? Verdict on the Shroud. PART 2 - From Death to Life; Hard Sayings; Verses to Cheer the Heart; Alleluia!

DeSales: Writings of St. Paul--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second 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: 3. To Be or Not To Be…Jewish. (Paul's Letter to the Galatians) and 4. Some Practical Problems of Early Christian Life in Corinth. (Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians).

DeSales: Writings of St. Paul--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of three 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: 5. Paul's Letter of Tears. (The Second Letter to the Corinthians) and 6. Paul's Best, But History's "Time Bomb". (The Letter to the Romans).

DeSales: Writings of St. Paul--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth 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: 7. Paul of Later Vintage. (The Letters of Philemon, Colossians and Ephesians) and 8. Paul's Spirit Lives On. (The Pastoral Letters of Timothy and Titus).

DeSales: Old Testament--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second 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 Two: Abraham and the Patriarchs: Foundation of Faith.

DeSales: Old Testament--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third 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 Three: Moses, Exodus and the Covenant; and Session Four: Israel: God's Chosen People.

DeSales: Old Testament--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth 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 Five: A Kingdom Divided: The Early Prophets; and Session Six: The Babylonian Disaster and the Later Prophets.

DeSales: Old Testament--Video 5 (ADULT)
This is the fifth 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 if affects their lives; this series meets those needs. This video consists of Session Seven: Judaism: The movement from Politics to Faith; and Session Eight: Psalms: Prayer Book of Old and New Covenants.

DeSales: Our Catholic Creed--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second 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 3. Who Do You Say I Am? (The Church's unfolding belief about Jesus of Nazareth), and Session 4. The Breath of God (A Reflection on God's indispensable gift of the Spirit).

DeSales: Our Catholic Creed--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third 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 5. We Are God's Holy People (Church - the importance of Christian Community), and Session 6. Blessed Are You (The Catholic tradition of Mary and Communion of Saints).

DeSales: Our Catholic Creed--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth 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 7. My Peace I Leave With You (The Sacramental and healing ministry of the Church), and Session 8. We Believe In Life Everlasting (A meditation on hope of Christian immortality).

DeSales: Our Celebration of Eucharist--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second 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 3. A Look At How Catholics Begin Their Worship Today, and Session 4. Catholics Use The Scriptures, Too.

DeSales: Our Celebration of Eucharist--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third 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 5. Both Altar and Table, and Session 6. We Become Living Bread.

DeSales: Our Celebration of Eucharist--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth 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 7. Why It's Different Every Sunday, and Session 8. Where Do The Tabernacle And Benediction Fit Today.

DeSales: Our Baptismal Covenant With Christ--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second 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: 3. THE EARLY RITES OF BAPTISM AND PRE-VATICAN II DEVELOPMENTS--A look at centuries of change; and, 4. BAPTISMAL THEOLOGY OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL--Current issues affecting Catholics today.

DeSales: Our Baptismal Covenant With Christ--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third 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: 5. THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS IN THEORY--Why Vatican II returned to the spirit of the early Church; and, 6. THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS IN PRACTICE--How the RCIA can work in all parishes.

DeSales: Our Baptismal Covenant With Christ--Video 4 (ADULT)
This is the fourth 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: 7. CHURCH LAW AND LAY MINISTRY: THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF BAPTISM--The new Code of Canon Law speaks to the laity; and, 8. LAY MINISTRY IN PRACTICE: OUR RESPONSE TO THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT--The place of the lay person in today's Church.

DeSales: Program Preview (ADULT)
This video gives an overview of the following DeSales Programs and how they would be used in your parishes: Our Celebration of the Eucharist, Basic Tools for Bible Study, Our Catholic Creed, and Our Baptismal Covenant with Christ.


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


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