Catholic Faith Formation and Education
   
Ministry


Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence in our Society: The Church's Response (ADULT)
What can Church/parish leaders do in support of women in domestic violence situations? How can the Church let the victims of domestic violence and abuse know their cries have been heard? How can parishes be made safe places for the victims?

We Are All God's Priestly People: A Catholic Vision of 21st Cent. (28 min.) (ADULT)
In this video, Bishop Howard J. Hubbard shares his vision that by virtue of Baptism we are all called to be co-creators with God, advancing the Kingdom in our day. Every person's contribution is vitally needed so that together in a rich diversity, we can build up the Christian Community. There is a shorter version of this video (14 min.) that does not have the concluding interviews with national and diocesan commentators.

Who Are My Sisters and Brothers? ... Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees (HS, ADULT)
Today, more than a million immigrants and refugees continue to come to our shores each year. They come to reunite with family, to find suitable work, or to escape persecution and civil unrest. They arrive with the same dreams and fears as those who came before. This is the story of three Catholic parishes that have discovered in the newcomer the face of Christ: Notre Dame d'Haiti Parish in Miami, Florida; St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and St. Mary's Parish in Greensboro, North Carolina. This video gives an up-close and personal look at some of the human faces behind the immigration debate in our nation; and examines why people are on the move around the world, who these people are, and how our Church is reaching out to them. This video is a companion piece to two publications: Who Are My Sisters and Brothers? A Catholic Educational Guide for Understanding and Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees; and, Who Are My Sisters and Brothers? Reflections on Understanding and Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees.

Women With A Mission (JH, HS, ADULT)
This video aims at portraying the charism, the commitment and the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary today. It is intended to be generic in nature, applicable to any of the provinces and providing a common base of knowledge. It will serve as a framework to tell the story of the Sisters of the Holy Names in the area of public relations/awareness raising, membership recruitment, development and mission effectiveness. It depicts who the Sisters of the Holy Names are today and how they respond to the needs of their time. It portrays their focus on the full development of the human person, the many ways they educate and the new ways in which they respond to today's needs. It shows how the Sisters of the Holy Names and those who work with them effect liberating change in our global society.

Wives of Deacons: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives (ADULT)
A series of interviews of six deacons' wives. These interviews address the challenges, questions, joys, and concerns of deacons' wives during the course of deacons'formation and ministry.

Wives of Deacons: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives (ADULT)
A series of interviews of six deacons' wives. These interviews address the challenges, questions, joys, and concerns of deacons' wives during the course of deacons'formation and ministry.

From The Ends Of The Earth (ADULT)
This video has two parts: the call to mission and living the mission. "It is not enough to discover Christ--we must bring Christ to others…" - Pope John Paul II. This video invites us to become increasingly aware of our Baptismal call to continue the mission of Jesus. We are also challenged to a deeper understanding of Eucharist as the model for living mission, of being "bread for others." Each part includes: one two-hour session, step-by-step instruction for the leader, video format activity/worksheet, prayer resources, and background information.

More Things Are Wrought By Prayer: 50 Years Of Family Theater (HS, ADULT)
Patrick Peyton, CSC, believed that the family that prays together stays together. He carried this simple truth to millions worldwide as a Catholic priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Beginning in Albany, New York, Father Peyton used the medium of his day--radio. He created a simple 15-minute program on a local station and from it, urged families to prayer and togetherness.

Mystery Of Faith: An Introduction To Catholicism - Sacraments of Vocation (ADULT)
This is part of the ten-video series which introduces viewers to the "depth dimension" of many of the key Catholic insights. In this video, Father Michael Himes shows how Matrimony symbolizes the deepest dimension of the God-human relationship; and he also gives us a new appreciation for the meaning of Holy Orders.

We Are One Flock (U.S. Bishops On Persons With Disabilities) (ADULT)
This video is about full participation of persons with disabilities as proclaimed in the United States Bishops' Pastoral Statement. Jean Mulrooney, psychology professor at Gallaudet University, is profoundly deaf. She is also active in a hearing parish, where she is a lector. Colleen Ruppert, employed at the Federal Government Printing Office, is mentally retarded. At her parish, she is a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the choir. These are the two main presenters in this video, which relates many ideas on ministry with people with disabilities and shows examples of the same serving in liturgical roles.

Catholic Update Video: Handing on the Faith: Forming Confirmation Sponsors (ADULT)
In the story segment, a fictional character, a member of a circle of Temple teachers, meets Jesus when he was "lost" in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52). In the witness segment, Confirmation sponsors share about their understanding of their role and how they fulfill it. In the teaching segment, Julie Lytle, youth minister and catechist, shares key points about the role of Confirmation sponsor from her booklet "Handing on the Fatih: When You Are a Confirmation Sponsor". The program concludes with a music video reflection, a prayer invoking God's help for those serving as Confirmation sponsors.

Glidepath To Recovery (Father Peter Young) (HS, ADULT)
"Rehabilitate: Don't Incarcerate!" is the longtime slogan of Father Peter Young, a Catholic priest who has spent over 35 years working with men and women struggling to stay out of prison and free themselves from addictions. Working out of the Albany, New York area, Father Young has helped thousands of addicted people reclaim their lives and futures by means of his "glidepath" philosophy. His glidepath includes three components: recovery, housing, and jobs. Joined seamlessly together, these offer addicted men and women a fighting chance to become healthy, employed, tax-paying citizens with careers, families, friendships and futures. This dynamic program, full of tears and laughter, introduces audiences to Father Peter and many in his recovery community who share their dramatic, death-to-life stories. They have followed his Glidepath to Recovery and landed safely.

Pastoral Care: An Overview of Pastoral Care (ADULT)
This is the first 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. This first program is a general look at what pastoral care is all about. Beginning with the historical connection between care of the sick and religious institutions, it supports the relationship between medical and spiritual healing, and the part pastoral caregivers play in bridging the two.

Work of God's Hands (Mother Teresa) (Emementary Grades 4-6, JH, HS)
Filmed on location in India, this video invites us to be present with Mother Teresa as she works among the children, sick and dying. "We are called to seek the face of God in everyone, everything, everywhere, all the time. And God's hand in every happening, especially in the distressing disguise of the poor."--Mother Teresa Where do we see God's face? Where do we hear God's voice? Experience the challenge to young people in discovering the way they can live and work with hands of care, kindness, peace, prayer and love. Study Guide includes activities, prayer celebrations, and prayers.

Pastoral Care: Assessing and Discerning (ADULT)
This is the third 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. This third program builds on the insights of the second program and gives the pastoral care volunteer the skills to be a compassionate presence for a person in need.

Pastoral Care: Pastoral Care for People with Cancer (ADULT)
This is the fourth 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. Just the very word "cancer" incites fear. People with cancer have special needs. This fourth program helps the pastoral care provider understand the experience and how to "be there" for someone enduring it.

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.

Pastoral Care: Pastoral Care for Those Living with HIV/AIDS (ADULT)
This is the sixth 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. Here is an overview of the 18-year progression of HIV/AIDS and how its evolution and current drug therapies have changed the focus of pastoral care in North America. This sixth program will help make pastoral caregivers aware of some of the sensitive issues people living with HIV/AIDS face every day, and outline some of the dos and don'ts of providing care to those infected.

Pastoral Care: Building Skills for Effective Pastoral Caregiving (ADULT)
This is the second 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. In this second program, numerous topics are treated such as: listening, uncovering the meta-story, assessing a person's spiritual state, knowing when to make referrals, and the importance of self-care.

Total Parish Ministry--Video 2 (ADULT)
This is the second in a series of eight videos. This "Hands-On Workshop" series responds to the changes that are sweeping the Church and society today. Father Bausch demonstrates how to transform "cultural and ecclesial changes' into positive community and faith building actions. This video is entitled "The Evolution of Parish Renewal".

Total Parish Ministry--Video 3 (ADULT)
This is the third in a series of eight videos. This "Hands-On Workshop" series responds to the changes that are sweeping the Church and society today. Father Bausch demonstrates how to transform "cultural and ecclesial changes" into positive community and faith building actions. This video is entitled "Profile of a Functioning Parish".


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


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