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OFFICE OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION

DIOCESE OF LUBBOCK

2011

VIDEO CASSETTE/DVD

CATALOG
DESIGNATIONS BY TOPIC

VC-1…RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Children)

VC-2…RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Adult)

VC-3…YOUTH MINISTRY

VC-4…FAMILY/CRISIS

VC-5…FAITH/EVANGELIZATION/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

VC-6…SACRAMENTS

VC-7…PRAYER/VOCATION

VC-8…SAINTS/ROLE MODELS

VC-9…MORAL THEOLOGY/THEOLOGY


VC-10..CHURCH YEAR/MINISTRY/LITURGY

VC-11..JUSTICE & PEACE ISSUES/CHURCH ISSUES

VC-12..CHURCH HISTORY

VC-1.3 OUR FRIEND IS ALWAYS WITH US…EVERYWHERE (Paulist Press)

VHS Jim & Gaynell Cronin

VC-1.4 MUSIC, MEDLEYS & CELEBRATIONS

VHS Carey Landry & Carol Jean Kinghorn

The video is a dynamic teaching aid which can be used by teachers. It presents elementary school children demonstrating gestures, signs and movements to many of the songs from HI GOD 2.

#1 GOD IS A SURPRISE #10 THANK YOU LORD

#2 IF I WERE A BUTTERFLY #11 CELEBRATE GOD

#3 I BELIEVE IN THE SUN #12 PEACE IS FLOWING

#4 GOD IS SO GOOD #13 WECOME TO ASK FORGIVENESS

#5 MAY GOD SMILE ON US #14 PEACE TO YOU AND ME

#6 SMILE #15 ALLELUIA ROUND

#7 A GIFT OF GOD #16 JESUS, JESUS

#8 CHILDREN OF THE LORD #17 OUR GOD IS A GOD OF LOVE

#9 GOD IS BUILDING A HOUSE

VC-1.6 THREE HEROES Vol. 4 (Superbook, TCV)

(4) VHS 60min.

...PITCHERS OF FIRE – Gideon ...MOTHER'S DAY – Ruth

...MUSCLEMAN - Sampson

VC-1.6 MEN OF FAITH Vol. 7 (Superbook, TCV)

(7) VHS 60min.

...THE TRUE PROPHET – Elijah ...PATIENCE OF JOB

...FLAMING CHARIOTS - Elijah/Elisha

VC-1.6 THE LIFE OF JESUS Vol. 8 (Superbook, TCV)

(8) VHS 60min.

...THE FIRST CHRISTMAS ...THE BEST NEWS YET

...MIRACLES OF LOVE

VC-1.6 ESTHER & PAUL Vol. 9 (Superbook, TCV)

(9) VHS 60min.

...THE BEAUTY QUEEN

...THE MIGHTY CONVER

VC-1.16 THE VELVETEEN RABBIT (Mass Media Ministries)

VHS 20min.

Children of all ages will enjoy this animated film based on the classic story by Margery Williams. A little boy comes to love his rabbit and cannot bear to be separated from him. Like toys, people grow old and eventually and lose their outer beauty. Their eyes grow dim, hair falls out and, joints get loose. Even their skin shows patches and blemishes. If these same people have found love and friendship in their lives, an inner beauty takes over—and, just like magic—they become real.

VC-1.19 THE PARABLES - Volume 2 (Tyndale Christian Video)

(2) VHS 30min. Volume 2 tells the parable of the TALENTS.

VC-1.21 MARY, OUR MOTHER (Brown-ROA)

VHS 15min.

This video gives children an introduction to Mary and her life. It also offers ways in which to model her in everyday life.

VC-1.25 THE CITY THAT FORGOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS (Family Films)

VHS 22min.

A gloomy city and its children discover that “You cannot stop Christmas”.

The video is designed for children ages 4-11 years.


VC-1.26 LITTLE VISITS WITH GOD (Family Films)

(1) VHS 70min.

This video includes 10 video devotions. Each story is 5-8min. Designed for 4-10yrs.

#1 A GOOD RULE FOR YOUR CLUB

#2 FOR GOD, NOT FOR THANKS

#3 WHEN GOD WOULD LIKE TO SAY YES

#4 HOW JIMMY FIXES THINGS

#5 MIGHTY WHEN I’M WEAK

#6 A SECRET WAY TO STAY HAPPY

#7 IT TAKES ALL KINDS

#8 WHEN A LITTLE IS BETTER THAN MUCH

#9 LIKE CATCHING FEATHERS

#10 ALL PAID UP
VC-1.26 LITTLE VISITS WITH GOD (Family Films)

(2) VHS 70min.

This video includes 10 video devotions. Each story is 5-8min. Designed for 4-10yrs.

#1 WHEN GEORGE GRUMPED #7 KEEP ON ASKING

#2 HOW GOOD LIFE CAN BE #8 HOW GOD MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL


#3 STU, THE SILLY SHEEP #9 WHEN IT’S BETTER TO LOSE

#4 A VOICE THAT COMES BACK #10 GOD’S SURPRISE FOR DANNY

#5 BECAUSE GOD IS NEAR

#6 HOW GOOD GOD IS
VC-1.30 THE OTHER WISE MAN (Brownlow)

VHS


This fully animated video tells the touching story of Artaban, the “fourth Wise Man” who sold all he possessed and bought three jewels to present to the Christ-child. He could not have predicted how his eventful journey would end.
VC-1.31 JIMMY AND THE WHITE LIE (Family Films)

VHS 25min.

Help your children learn an unforgettable lesson in honesty, faith, and forgiveness in this comical and inspiring video.

VC-1.33 CHILDREN’S VIDEO BIBLE (Oxford Vision Resources Ltd.)

(3-5) VHS approx. 50min. each

#3 KINGS AND PROPHETS

#4 THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

#5 JESUS AND THE KINGDOM


VC-1.35 THE PROUD TREE (Liguori Publications)

VHS 25min.

This inspirational video tells children the story of the Crucifixion from the viewpoint of Rex, the tree that became the cross Jesus carried to Calvary. Rex, proud and ungrateful, learns a lesson from the humble, gentle Jesus.

VC-1.36 CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Hanna-Barbera Producations, Inc.)

VHS 94min.

This video shows the classic story which is a tale of friendship and salvation. It is a story of miracles…the miracle of birth, miracle of friendship and, the miracle of death.

VC-1.37 THE KING IS BORN (Family Entertainment Network)

(1) VHS


The video is the story of the birth of Jesus.
VC-1.37 THE PRODIGAL SON (Family Entertainment Network)

  1. VHS

This video tells the parable of a once wayward son re-united with his father and the family after squandering all his possessions.

VC-1.37 HE IS RISEN (Family Entertainment Network)



  1. VHS

This video re-lives the Easter story…. The resurrection of Jesus.
VC-1.38 PARABLE OF THE TWO SONS (Brown-ROA)

VHS 8min.

Pete refuses to help his father gather wool. His brother Peabody agrees to help, but changes his mind after his father leaves to do an errand. How does Pete turn out to be the more responsible son?
VC-1.39 THE MIRACLES OF LOVE (NEST Entertainment, Inc.)

VHS 30min.

Favorite New Testament bible stories come to life as music videos.
VC-1.44 IN THE BEGINNING (CCC of America, 1995)

(1-25) VHS approx. 30min each -Series of 25-

This is a delightful animated series of stories from the Old Testament. There are 25 videos in this set. The videos begin with the story of Adam and Eve, continue through Exodus to King David and the Birth of Jesus. There is a study guide with helpful discussion questions to aid the catechist in helping the students understand the stories.

#1 ADAM & EVE #14 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS


#2 NOAH’S ARK #15 THE GOLDEN CALF

#3 THE TOWER OF BABEL #16 JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND

#4 ABRAHAM THE FOREFATHER #17 THE FALL OF JERICHO

#5 SODOM & GOMORRAH #18 ONE KING FOR ISRAEL

#6 ISAAC & ISHMAEL #19 DAVID & GOLIATH

#7 ABRAHAM’S SACRIFICE #20 KING DAVID

#8 JOSEPH IN BONDAGE #21 THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON

#9 JOSEPH’S TRIUMPH #22 THE EXILE OF ISRAEL

#10 MOSES THE EGYPTIAN #23 RELEASE FROM BABYLON

#11 THE BURNING BUSH #24 PROPHETS OF THE DESERT

#12 MOSES & PHARAOH #25 THE BIRTH OF JESUS

#13 THE EXODUS

VC-1.45 THE GREATEST ADVENTURE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

(Hanna- Barbera) VHS

1: DANIEL AND THE LION'S DEN MOSES 6. DAVID & GOLIATH

2: SAMSON AND DELILAH 7. THE NATIVITY

3: JOSHUA AND THE BATTLE OF JERICHO 4: NOAH'S ARK

5, MOSES
VC-1.47 HOW DO YOU SPELL GOD? (HBO kids video)

VHS 32min.

This video provides a unique perspective on the questions that every child asks about God, faith and their place in the world. Adults and children of many different religions come together through animation and conversation to create discussion on the meaning of God in their lives. The video is based on a popular book of the same name by authors Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr. Thomas Hartman
VC-1.48 WHO IS THE SPIRIT? (St. Anthony Messenger)

VHS 11min. Gayness Bordes Cronin

The Holy Spirit moves through and in all times, places and people, making us one. The Holy Spirit is God’s life in us and among us, the Spirit of Jesus with us, the one who brings life to the Church. Grades 1-5

VC-1.50 FRANCESCO’S FRIENDLY WORLD (Edmundo Productions)

VHS 41min. THE LAST STONE

This video is designed for children ages 2-9 years old. Francesco’s world is a happy place where life’s simple values are still appreciated and wonderful lessons are taught. Through his friends, you will learn all about God’s love, the joys of giving and how prayers are often answered in wondrous ways. Included are 10 enchanting original songs.

VC-1.51 FRANCESCO’SFRIENDLY WORLD (Edmundo Productions)

VHS 31min. THE BROKEN CROSS

This video is designed for children ages 2-8 years old.

Francesco’s world is a happy place where life’s simple values are still appreciated and wonderful lessons are taught. The time is fitting for a peaceful new teacher with a gentle old message. Included are 10 new playful, prayerful songs.

VC-1.52 A MEMORY FOR TINO (Oblate Media & Communication Corp.)

VHS 30min. Leo Buscaglia, Phd. Book with same title. Middle Grades

Friendship and selfless giving mark this heart-warming tale of how a boy grows in friendship with a lonely old woman. As the friendship grows, and Mrs. Sunday’s birthday approaches, Tino seeks a job to buy a birthday gift. Unable to earn money, he dejectedly presents a card & learns that his friendship is the greatest possible gift he could have given her.

VC-1.53 HOLIDAY FOR CHILDREN: CHRISTMAS (Schlessinger Video)

VHS 25min. Grades K-4

There are many symbols and legend associated with Christmas, yet few know the meaning behind them. This video shows both the legendary and religious stories of Christmas to help children understand there is more to the holiday than the department store Santa.
VC-1.54 HOW CAN I CELEBRATE PASSOVER? (Creative Communications)

VHS 25min. Young Children

Some of Digger’s friends celebrate a holiday he has never heard of before. This animated video helps children learn the significance of the ancient feast of Passover. They are excited to learn that young Christians can enjoy the celebration with the knowledge that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
VC-1.55 THE BOOK OF VIRTUES: GENEROSITY (PBS Video)

VHS 30min. Young Children

Zach and Ann get caught up in planning their rewards for delivering food to a homeless shelter. Plato helps them discover the true spirit of giving. (animated video)
DVD-1.57 BIG AL LIVE! (Gospel Values Inc.)

DVD Vol. 1- Gospel Values for Children – ages 2-102

The messages of this program were written for people of all ages to explore and share together. Uses: parish meeting, parent programs, intergeneration faith gatherings, children’s Liturgy of the Word, education classes, etc.

DVD-1.58 MOVE! PRAY! CELEBRATE! (Harcourt Religion Publishers)

DVD John Burland - Music & Movement for Religious Education

This program contains 18 songs and covers a variety of themes such as: Gathering, God’s Love, Christmas, Easter, Mary, the Sacraments, Justice & others.

VC-2.1 RELIGIOUS TEACHER’S TRAINING PROGRAM (Twenty-Third Pub.)

VHS -Series of 3- Segment 1

#1 THE MINISTRY OF THE CATECHIST 24:45min.

#2 BUILDING COMMUNITY IN YOUR CLASSROOM 21:22min.

VC-2.2 RELIGIOUS TEACHER’S TRAINING PROGRAM (Twenty-Third Pub.)

VHS Segment 2

#3 STEPS TO EFFECTIVE TEACHING 28:58min.

#4 A DEMONSTRATION LESSON 29min.
VC-2.3 RELIGIOUS TEACHER’S TRAINING PROGRAM (Twenty-Third Pub.)

VHS Segment 3

#5 MOTIVATING YOUR STUDENTS 20min.

#6 DISCIPLINE: DO’S AND DON’TS 28:11min


VC-2.4 THE WAY CHRISTIANS WALK TOGETHER: BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH CONVERSION, SACRAMENTS, AND COMMITMENT (Argus)

VHS -Series of 3- Segment 1 Regis Duffy, OFM



#1 DISCIPLE-COMMUNITIES: HOW TO RECOGNIZE THEM

#2 THE CROSS: STONE OF STUMBLING OR GATHERING POINT

#3 THE EMMAUS WALK: A QUESTION OF CONVERSION
VC-2.5 THE WAY CHRISTIANS WALK TOGETHER (cont.)

VHS Segment 2 Regis Duffy, OFM



#4 DOWN IN THE WATER: A THEOLOGY OF INITIATION

#5 EUCHARIST: WHOSE BODY IS IT?

#6 PENANCE & RECONCILIATION: LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN
VC-2.6 THE WAY CHRISTIANS WALK TOGETHER (cont.)

VHS Segment 3 Regis Duffy, OFM


#7 THE FEELING CHRISTIAN: STRANGERS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY?


#8 A CELEBRATING PEOPLE?

#9 TWO BY TWO: IS EVERYONE SENT?
VC-2.7 7 KEY PRINCIPLES: SUCCESS IN WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS (Twenty-Third Publications)

VHS 45min. Bill Huebsch



  1. Catechesis has several tasks.

  2. Catechesis is constitutive of Christian life.

  3. Conversion precedes catechesis.

  4. All catechesis is tightly connected to the Sunday assembly.

  5. The goal of all catechesis is to develop households of faith.

  6. Catechesis must look and feel more like church and less like school.

  7. All catechesis builds on grace which is offered to everyone.

DVD.2.8 EVANGELIZING GOD’S PEOPLE IN A CULTURE OF DIVERSITY (NAICE)

The North American Institute for Catholic Evangelization is a group of Catholic leaders celebrating the diversity in the Church of North America & exploring how to evangelize God’s people.

Disc One: Oscar Andres Cardinal Rodriquez Maradiaga, Rev. Peter C. Phan,Cultural Exchange Panel #!

Disc Two: Sr. Jaime Phelps, OP, Cultural Exchange Panel II,

Rev. Robert Barron, Liturgy homilies.



Disc Three: Rev. Frank DeSiano, CSP, Sr. Eva Marie Lumas, SSS,

Panel: Initiating Diversity in the Church Through the RCIA,

Dr. Adele J.Gonzalez

DVD-2.9 THE APOSTLES’ CREED: Knowing What We Believe (Paraclete Video)

DVD 95min. Tom Tufts

The Apostles’ Creed is a cornerstone of Christian Faith. This video goes beyond merely knowing the words of the Creed to exploring it as a guide to Christian walk and the unifying force that connects them to the body of Christ. Young Adults

VC-2.10 ON FIRE WITH FAITH: FORMING ADULT DISCIPLES (St. Anthony Mess.)

VHS 40min



Story segment: Road to Emmaus in contemporary drama

Witness segment: Five approaches to adult faith formation (liturgy, family- or home-centered activities, small groups, large groups and individual activities.)

Teaching segment: talk about the importance of nurturing adult faith and the pivotal role of the parish in this effort. Music Video segment: retells the Emmaus story and highlights the characteristics of mature adult faith and discipleship.
VC-2.11 THRESHOLD TO GOD’S WORD (Twenty-Third Publications)

23min. Threshold Bible Study

This motivational video challenges viewers to:


  • read the Bible both for information and transformation

  • overcome barriers to reading the Bible with understanding

  • understand what the text meant and what it means today

  • discover the divine message beneath the cultural context

  • interpret with expectancy, always looking for something new

  • learn a method for reading which leads to reflection and pray

  • encourage and support reading Scripture in the Catholic tradition

VC-2.13 UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE (DOKO)

VHS 30min.

Part I: God’s Word: an Invitation; God’s People Respond: Law and Worship; Leaders of God’s People: Priests, Kings, Prophets.
VC-2.14 UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE (DOKO)

VHS 30min.


Part II: God’s Word in God’s Church; God’s Word in Human Words; God’s Word: light in our darkness.

VC-2.15 …AND GOD SAID WHAT? (AVCEL)

VHS 60min.

This is a video in which people present questions as to how the bible was written

and what it means. The explanation includes thought-provoking explanation of literary forms, revelation and inspiration.


VC-2.16 UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE (DOKO) Part One copy 2

VC-2.17 UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE (DOKO) Part Two copy 2


VC-2.24 WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? THE GOSPEL STORY (Archdiocese of Chicago)

VHS 30min. Rev. Donald Senior/Fountain Square Fools

The video explains the story of Jesus and formation of the Gospels while exploring the

world of the early Christian communities of the Old Testament.

VC-2.25 WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? WHO DOES MARK SAY JESUS IS?

VHS 30min. Rev. Donald Senior/Fountain Square Fools

This section of the program presents the very human and undeniably divine qualities of

the Markan Jesus. It explains the set of experiences of the Gentile Christians in Rome.


VC-2.26 WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? WHO DOES MATTHEW SAY JESUS IS?

VHS 30min. Rev. Donald Senior/Fountain Square Fools

This video introduces the Matthean Jesus, the Son of God who stands at the crossroads of Judaism and Christianity. Jesus is the perfect link between the Old and New Testament. The presentation explains the special problems faced by the Jewish Christians.
VC-2.27 WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? WHO DOES LUKE SAY JESUS IS?

VHS 30min. Rev. Donald Senior/Fountain Square Fools

This video presents the compassionate and forgiving Lukan Jesus who offers liberation and salvation to all people. Issues present in Luke’s time are explored.
VC-2.28 WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? WHO DOES JOHN SAY JESUS IS?

VHS 30min. Rev. Donald Senior/Fountain Square Fools

This section of the program explores the Johannine Jesus,Word of God, Revealer of God’s love to the world. The special qualities of this community are explored.
VC-2.29 RCIA: JOURNEY OF FAITH (Sheed & Ward)

VHS 19min.

The RCIA process is explained: pre-catechumenate through mystagogia. A variety of participants witness to the meaning of the process in their lives and the life of the parish community.
VC-2.30 EXODUS (Liturgical Press) Little Rock Scripture Study

(1) VHS 2 tapes Commentary: “The God of Freedom and Life”, Study Guide, answers

Lessons 1-9
VC-2.30 GALATIANS AND ROMANS (Liturgical Press) Little Rock Scripture Study

(2) VHS 3 tapes Commentary, Study Guide, answer book

Lessons 1-12
VC-2.30 PAUL’S CAPTIVITY LETTERS (Liturgical Press)Little Rock Scripture Study

(3) VHS 2 tapes Commentary, Study Guide, answer book

Lessons 1-9
VC-2.30 FIRST CORINTHIANS (Liturgical Press) Little Rock Scripture Study

(4) VHS 2 tapes Commentary, Study Guide, answer book

Lessons 1-9

VC-2.30 SECOND CORINTHIANS (Liturgical Press) Little Rock Scripture Study

(5) VHS 2 tapes Commentary, Study Guide, answer book

Lessons 1-6

VC-2.30 REVELATION (Liturgical Press) Little Rock Scripture Study

(6) VHS 2tapes Commentary “The Message of the Book of Revelation”, Study Guide, answer book Lessons 1-7


VC-2.30 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE (Liturgical Press)

(7a) VHS 2 cassettes Little Rock Scripture Study

Cassette 1 Lessons 1-5 (7b) Cassette 2 Lessons 5-8


VC-2.31 EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS #1 (Paulist Press) VHS

  • CREATING THE ENVIRONMENT

  • ASKING THE QUESTION

  • BEGINNING AND ENDING CLASS WITH PRAYER

VC-2.32 EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS #2 (Paulist Press)

VHS 50min. Gaynell Cronin

This program is the 2nd in a series. The use of classroom and home situations will help the beginning/veteran catechist gain insight into the dynamic of conveying faith through religious instruction. Topics addressed: Discovering Faith and Exploring Scriptures.


VC-2.33 WHY BE A CATECHIST? (National Catholic Catechists Society)

VHS 15min.

The video is designed to help in recruiting and motivating catechists for the parish program. It helps seek to put the role of the catechist into perspective. The presentations draw on the insights of experienced catechists who assist and inspire to encourage those who are willing to teach.

VC-2.34 THE BOOK OF REVELATION (Twenty-Third Publications)

VHS 23min. Rev. Paul Fachet, OMI

It is the most controversial and talked about book of Scripture. What is the meaning behind the symbols, imagery, and numbers? What is the mystery behind these pages? Fr. Fachet, professor of biblical theology, offers some fascinating insights & addresses some of the most commonly asked questions.

The primary message of Revelation is actually a message of hope and consolation.


The video is divided the Book into three parts: letters to the seven churches; Christianity’s relationship to Judaism; Christianity’s relationship to its oppressor.
VC-2.35 EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS 3 (Paulist Press)

VHS 55min. (2parts)

To be an effective teacher takes preparation. The video suggests ways to be creative and imaginative in designing lesson plans for the classroom.

The second part of the video addresses Prayer Celebrations with demonstrations for varying ages of children.


VC-2.36 THE STORY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT COVENANT (DeSales Program)

(1) VHS -Series of 4-

#1 THE GENESIS OF THE COVENANT

#2 PATRIARCHS AND MATRIARCHS: THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH


(2) #3 MOSES, EXODUS AND THE COVENANT

#4 ISRAEL GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE


(3) #5 A KINGDOM DIVIDED: THE EARLY PROPHETS

#6 THE BABYLONIAN DISASTER/LATER PROPHET

(4) #7 JUDAISM: THE MOVEMENT FROM POLITICS TO FAITH

#8 PSALMS: THE PRAYER BOOK OF THE OLD/NEW COVENANT


VC-2.37 THE LIVING GOSPELS (DeSales Program-Franciscan Communications)

(1-8) VHS 8 videos 60min. each

These videos are a wonderful tool for Adult Faith Formation.


  1. THE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO MARK

  2. LEARNING THE SECRETS OF THE MESSIAH AND HIS KINGDOM

  3. PRESENTING THE NEW TESTAMENT ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

  4. INSTRUCTING OUR HEARTS WITH PARABLES
  5. SEARCHING FOR THE MEANING OF JESUS ACCORDING TO LUKE


  6. THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT GOD’S MERCIFUL LOVE

  7. REVEALING THE RISEN LORD ACCORDING TO JOHN

  8. THE JOY OF GOSPEL LIVING

VC-2.38 THE WRITING OF ST. PAUL (DeSales Program)

VHS -Series of 4-

(1) #1 PAUL: THE PARADOX OF BEING A JEW FOR THE GENITLES

#2 A LOOK AT THE CHURCH ONLY 20YRS AFTER RESURRECTION

(2) #3 TO BE OR NOT TO BE…JEWISH

#4 PRACTICAL PROBLEMS OF EARLY CHRISTIAN LIFE IN THE

BIG CITY

(3) #5 II CORINTHIANS: PAUL’S LETTER OF TEARS

#6 THE LETTER TO THE ROMANS: HISTORY’S “TIME BOMB”

(4) #7 PAUL OF LATER VINTAGE

#8 THE PAULINE SPIRIT LIVES ON
DVD-2.39 WHAT MAKES US CATHOLIC (Silver Burdette Ginn)

DVD 9 CD’s Thomas H. Groome



  1. WHAT STORIES TO TELL?Interpreting Christian Faith

  2. WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE? – Living as Graceful People

  3. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? – Taking a Sacramental View

  4. ARE WE MADE FOR EACH OTHER?Getting Together for Good

  5. WHAT TIME DO WE HAVE?Mining the Treasure of Scripture/Faith

  6. IN WHAT WILL WE INVEST?Risking the Leap of Faith

  7. no #7

  8. WHO IS OUR NEIGHBOR?Loving Beyond Borders
  9. WHAT IS OUR HEART’S DESIRE? – Growing Spiritually for Life


  10. WHAT ARE OUR POLITICS? – Working for Justice for All

VC-2.4 0 JESUS THE TEACHER (Augsburg Fortress)

VHS 18min.

Jesus was a marvelous teacher. His skillful storytelling and compassionate listening is a powerful model for today’s teacher. Using real-life classroom situations to show teachers--the video help show how to strengthen our teaching ministry and follow Jesus’ example as they share the good news.


VC-2.43 LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

(1) VHS 20min. each (Liturgical Press)

This video contains Lessons 1-4 covering ACTS 1-12.
VC-2.43 LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

(2) VHS 20min. each (Liturgical Press)

This video is a continuation of the previous one and contains Lessons 5-9 covering ACTS 13-28.
VC-2.44 THE VISION OF THE GOSPELS (St. Anthony Messenger Press)

(1) VHS 30min. Michael Himes



The Gospel of Matthew

The presenter sees this gospel as “The Christian Book of Wisdom”and invites the reader to become a wise scribe of the new law. This gospel also tells us what it means to be church.



  1. The Gospel of Mark

The central questions which occur again and again in this gospel are:

“What do you want of us?” “Who do you say that I am?” and “What do you want me to do for you?” Fr. Himes helps us discover why these questions are so important and why the answers might impact our life.



  1. The Gospel of Luke

This video is filled with insights into Luke’s Gospel which may be new to us.


  • The first time Jesus was given the exalted title of “Lord.”

  • According to Luke, woman are clearly the first disciples.

  • What is the true meaning behind the Abraham and Lazarus story?

  • What the story of the Prodigal Son tells us about the love of God.

  1. The Gospel of John

In this video, Fr. Himes helps us to see the comic vision of John by looking in depth at some of the details of this gospel.

  • What is the real meaning of the word “paraclete”?

  • What Jesus tells us about God when he washes the disciples’ feet.

  • Why does Jesus express more anger at Peter than Judas?

VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(1) VHS 20min. CHURCH Rev. Michael Himes

Questions answered in this video:



  • What does it mean to be church?

  • How does the Church continue Christ’ presence in our world?

  • What does “there is no salvation outside the church” really mean?

VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(2) VHS 20min. BAPTISM Rev. Michael Himes

There are many videos available about Baptism, this program is unique in its exploration of the awesome and mystical depth of the sacrament. Viewers will have a renewed appreciation of what a baptismal commitment really involves.

VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(3) VHS 20min. RECONCILIATION Rev. Michael Himes

Reconciliation is more about the compassionate love of God than it is a about our sin. See why in this wonderful presentation.

VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(4) VHS 20min. EUCHARIST Rev. Michael Himes

“The Eucharist tells us what our destiny is” Understand why in this inspiring program. Fr. Himes shows why Eucharist expresses God’s commitment to us in love.


VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(5) VHS 20min. TRADITION

Rev. Himes explains what Tradition is and how it is a dynamic reality within contemporary Catholicism. He sheds light on this controversial topic with rich images of a growing and life giving Tradition.

VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(6) VHS 20min. SACRAMENTS OF VOCATION Rev. Michael Himes

This program shows Matrimony symbolizing the deepest dimension of the God-human relationship. Also presented is a new appreciation for the meaning of Holy Orders.


VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(7) VHS 20min. INCARNATION Rev. Michael Himes

In this insightful video, Fr. Himes explains why Incarnation tells us as much about humanity as it tells us about God, and why unity with God demands reverence for humanity.
VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(8) VHS 20min. SALVATION Rev. Michael Himes

In this video, Fr. Himes renews the meaning of this traditional term and shows why social justice is essential to our salvation.

VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(9) VHS 20min. TRINITY Rev. Michael Himes

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.

VC-2.45 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

(10) VHS 20min.GRACE Rev. Michael Himes

Grace is woven throughout our lives. In this warm and challenging presentation,

Fr. Himes helps us appreciate the presence of grace in all we do.


VC-2.46 BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL CATECHIST: GETTING STARTED (Part One)

VHS National Catholic Catechists Society

The video provides encouragement and guidelines on the practical concerns of a new catechist. Topics addressed: examples of ways of relating lessons to student’s life experience: suggestions of how to integrate formal, spontaneous and reflective prayer in the classroom: methods of building community in the classroom.
VC-2.48 BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL CATECHIST: GETTING STARTED (PartTwo)

VHS 16min. National Catholic Catechists Society

This segment provides encouragement and guidelines on practical concerns of a new catechist. It offers a clear explanation on how elements of lectionary-based catechesis can help your instruction be consistent with the Church’s liturgical year.

DVD-2.50 A QUICK JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE (Ascension Press)

4 DVD’s Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook, Bible Timeline Jeff Cavins

#1 Session 1: How to Read the Bible & Explanation of Materials

Session 2: Early World

#2 Session 3: The Patriarchs

Session 4: Egypt, Exodus and Desert Wanderings

#3 Session 5: Conquest, Judges & Royal Kingdom

Session 6: Divided Kingdom & Exile

#4 Session 7: Return from Exile & Maccabean Revolt

Session 8: Messianic Fulfillment & the Church

VC-2.75 BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL CATECHIST: GETTING STARTED (Part Three)

VHS 19min. (National Catholic Catechists Society)

The video shows the beginner how to integrate writing into the lesson, using Scripture, student experience and research. It then explores the issue of memorization in religious education. It explains the importance of vocal prayer as a means of holding the community together.

VC-2.76 YOUR ROLE ON A BETTER RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEAM (Part One)

VHS (National Catholic Catechists Society)

The video is directed to catechists, directors and coordinators of religious education, deacons, liturgists, pastors and parish leaders. The program explains the components of a team; explores the responsibilities of team members and leaders; examines working together for shared goals.
VC-2.77 PATHWAYS OF FAITH: THE STORY OF TODAY’S DRE (NPCD)

VHS 14min.

The video provides examples of the multi-faceted responsibilities and services of DREs in parishes as leaders committed to excellence in catechesis. It gives an over-view of the development of the role of parish director of religious education since Vatican Council II.
VC-2.78 RCIA: STARTER STORIES (Liguori Publications)

(1&2) VHS Volumes 1-2 -12 segments- 2-7min. each

These videos contain a variety of short features with people sharing their faith stories. There are also dramatic vignettes that portray pivotal life experiences. The stories can and will effectively stimulate RCIA groups into sharing their own unique faith journeys.

They can be especially helpful during the pre-catechumenate period. The stories have been chosen to encourage faith sharing in the group.

VC-2.79 THE EVANGELISTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: MARK & MATTHEW

(1) VHS 75min. -two segments- William Burke (ACTA Publications)

Each segment stands alone and is designed to help viewers recognize the “flavor” and uniqueness of that evangelist’s gospel. The video offers two dramatic monologues. Actors portray Mark and Matthew explaining the context of their separate gospels and the relevance of each to today’s Christians.

VC-2.79 THE EVANGELISTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: LUKE (ACTA Publications)

(2) VHS 45min.

Rev. Burke appears on video before an audience as the evangelist Luke. He is joined by five teenagers from his parish who assume roles from some of Luke’s beloved stories: The Two Sons, the Rich Man, Martha & Mary, the Good Samaritan, Zacchaeus, the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Lazarus. Luke is portrayed as a compassionate physician explaining the relevance of his gospel to today’s Christians.
VC-2.82 YOUR ROLE ON A BETTER RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEAM -Part Two

(National Catholic Catechists Society) VHS

This video explores the reasons people become catechist as well as their responsibilities to the parish and to their students. This program discusses being committed and prepared two of the most essential responsibilities of a catechist.
VC-2.84 ENRICHING THE CATECHIST (XXIII Publications)

(1) VHS -Series of 3-

Part 1: GOSPEL VALUES 32min.

Part 2: THE MYSTERY OF GOD 35min.


VC-2.84 ENRICHING THE CATECHIST (XXIII Publications)

(2) VHS


Part 3: JESUS CHRIST: HUMAN AND DIVINE 33min.

Part 4: THE CHURCH: GATHERING OF GOD'S PEOPLE 37min.

VC-2.84 ENRICHING THE CATECHIST (XXIII Publications) VHS

(3) Part 5: INITIATION INTO THE LIFE OF CHRIST 33min.


Part 6: JESUS: HEALER, FORGIVER, BREAD OF LIFE 37min.

VC-2.85 ECHOES OF FAITH: THE CATECHIST (Tabor Publishing/NCCL)

(1) VHS -Series of 3-

This series is a basic-level resource for the formation and enrichment of catechists. The goal is to acquaint catechists with the foundations of Catholic doctrine and tradition, and introduce them to the principles and practice of sound catechesis.

PART 1 GETTING STARTED AS A CATECHIST.

VC-2.85 ECHOES OF FAITH: THE CATECHIST (Tabor Publishing/NCCL) (2) (2) PART II: ROLES OF THE CATECHIST


VC-2.85 ECHOES OF FAITH: THE CATECHIST (Tabor Publishing/NCCL)

(3) VHS


PART III: THE PERSON OF THE CATECHIST
VC-2.86 THE FOUR GOSPELS:MATTHEW'S GOOD NEWS, MARK'S GOOD NEWS, LUKE'S GOOD NEWS, JOHN'S GOSPEL NEWS (Credence Cassettes)

VHS 110/125min. each -Series of 4- Richard Rohr


VC-2.87 CATHOLICS READ THE BIBLE (Catholic Education Videos)

(1-15) VHS -Series of 15-



1: UNLEARNING THE BIBLE

2: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CANON OF SCRIPTURE

3: CAN YOU TRUST IT?

4: LET'S LOOK AT OUR ANCESTORS--Part 1

5: LET'S LOOK AT OUR ANCESTORS--Part 2

6: LET'S LOOK AT OUR ANCESTORS--Part 3

7: WISDOM AND A LOOK AT THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES


8: LET'S LOOK AT THE NEW TESTAMENT

9: THE GOSPELS

10: THE GOSPELS ACCORDING TO MATTHEW AND LUKE

11: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN

12: APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE

13: LETTERS TO ALL THE CHURCHES

14: A BOOK OF HEBREWS

15: THE PASTORAL EPISTLES
VC-2.88 CATECISMO DE LA EGLESIA CATOLICA (Catholic Comm.)

VHS 70min.

The video has reflections by Archbishop Karlic and Rev. Virgilio Elizondo on the meaning of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It also addresses some principles of faith, sacraments, and prayer.
VC-2.89 ECHOES OF FAITH: METHODOLOGY (Tabor Publish/NCCL)

(1-4) VHS -Series of 4-



TAPE 1: METHODS FOR GRADES 1 and 2

TAPE 2: METHODS FOR GRADES 3 and 4

TAPE 3: METHODS FOR GRADES 5 and 6

TAPE 4: METHODS FOR GRADES 7 and 8

The Echoes of Faith-Methodology series is a basic-level, video assisted resource for the formation and enrichment of catechists in parishes and Catholic schools. Each video has a related companion booklet which acquaints the learner with the area of doctrine or catechetical methodology.

VC-2.91 YOUR CHILD & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (NCCS)

VHS approx. 20min.

This video provides an introduction to the philosophy, goals, and strengths of parish religious education programs. It will stimulate fruitful discussion.
VC-2.92 PARENTS, PARTNERS IN CATECHESIS (Loyola University Press)

VHS 30min.

This video program explores the relationship of the home to classroom catechesis. Suggestions will be made on how Christian home life can be the nurturing place for the growth and development of student faith life and christian living.
VC-2.93 ECHOES OF FAITH: INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURES (NCCL/RCL)

VHS 4 Segments 1hour each to complete

This module is intended as a general overview of the central themes and message of the Bible. Students will learn what the Bible is and why it is considered the holy book of the Christian community. Students will also be introduced to some of the foundational stories. It concludes with a reflection on Jesus Christ, who reveals to us the fullness of God's saving action in our midst.
VC-2.94 INTRODUCTION TO THE LEARNER (NCCL/RCL) -VHS

This module introduces learners to the continuous cycle of growth and development that occurs throughout their lives. Three areas will be explored: how we build knowledge and construct meaning; how we grow psychologically and in our ability to relate to others; and how we grow in our ability to think and act morally. The final segment will address how all these areas of development affect how we perceive and express our faith.

VC-2.95 ACTS (Visual Entertainment, Inc.)

(1-4) VHS approx. 40-50min. each

#1 Volume 1 - Chapters 1:1-8: #3 Volume 3 - Chapters 14-20

#2 Volume 2Chapters 14-20 #4 Volume 4 - Chapters 21-28

VC-2.96 A WALK THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES (RCL)

(1-3) VHS approx. 30min. each Rev. Virgil Elizondo



#1 INTRODUCTION: THE LIVING WORD

#2 A FIRST LOOK AT THE OLD TESTAMENT

#3 A FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW TESTAMENT

In this series Fr. Elizondo introduces viewers to the spirituality at the heart of the books of the bible. Viewers will find their walking through the scriptures to be a joyous experience of discovery and growth.


VC-2.97 MATTHEW (The Visual Bible)

(1-4) VHS Volume 1 (1:1-9:1); Volume 2 (9:2-14:36) Volume 3 (15:1-23:39); Volume 4 (24:1-28:20


VC-2.98 ECHOES OF FAITH: LA INICIACION DEL CATEQUISTA (NCCL/RCL)

VHS


Su objetivo es familiarizar a ustedes los catequistas con los fundamentos y la tradicion de la doctrina catolica, y resumirles los principios de la mejor teoria catequetica.
VC-2.99 ABRAHAM * DAVID * RUTH (Ikonographics) VHS

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VC-2.99 JONAH * DEBORAH * MOSES (Ikonographics) VHS

VC-2.99 JEREMIAH * JOSEPH (Ikonographics) VHS

VC-3.1 EFFECTIVE ADOLESCENT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (St. Mary’s Press)

VHS Thomas Zanzig #1 Personal Development and Growth in Faith

VC-3.2 EFFECTIVE ADOLESCENT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (St. Mary’s Press)

VHS Thomas Zanzig #2 A Model of Total Youth Ministry

VC-3.3 EFFECTIVE ADOLESCENT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (St. Mary’s Press)

VHS Thomas Zanzig #3 Effective Lesson and Program Planning


VC-3.4 EFFECTIVE ADOLESCENT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (St. Mary’s Press)

VHS Thomas Zanzig #4 A Teacher as a Witness of Faith


VC-3.6 VIDEO VIGNETTES (Creative Resources for Youth Ministry)

VHS 64min.

The following are titles to visual presentations of stories, cases and situations.

#1 MAN FROM ICK 7min. Theme: The Church

#2 SERMON OF THE MOOSE 8min. Theme: The Church

#3 FOOD STORY ROBBERY 8min. Theme: Justice

#4 GREAT FISH CONTROVERSY 6min. Theme: Evangelization/Mission

#5 GREAT DONUT CRISIS 3min. Theme: World Hunger #6 ISLAND AFFAIR 6min. Theme: Relationships

#7 WHAT DO YOU SAY 7min. Theme:Communication

#8 THE WINDOW 9min. Theme: Values/Attitudes

#9 LIFE SAVING STATION 5min. Theme: The Church

#10 MAD LATE DATE 5min. Theme: Parent/Teen Relation.

VC-3.9 A PEER MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM (St. Mary’s Press)

(1) VHS -Series of 2- 30-50min. each Brian Reynolds



#1 THEORY OF ENABLEMENT

#2 TEN PRINCIPLES OF PEER MINISTRY

#3 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE

VC-3.9 A PEER MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM (St. Mary’s Press)

(2) #4 GETTING PEER MINISTRY STARTED


#5 DESIGNING A TRAINING PROGRAM

#6 THE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CYCLE

#7 PLACEMENT AND SUPERVISION
VC-3.10 JESUS: THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIMED TO YOUTH (St. Mary’s Press)

VHS 56min.

This video is a presentation by Tom Zanzig. It is an attempt to re-tell the gospel story in a way that speaks to young people. Each of us, as christians, must hear the gospel message in our hearts and to encounter it within our own life’s experience…then share.

VC-3.38 CALLED TO BE WITNESSES & STORYTELLERS (NFCYM)

VHS approx. 90min.

This video is based on the document entitled THE CHALLENGE OF CATHOLIC YOUTH EVANGELIZATION: CALLED TO BE WITNESSES AND STORYTELLERS. The evangelization of young people is a challenge faced today. The video and the document provide direction, principles and approaches for effective evangelization.


VC-3.40 YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING: AN ADULT LEARNING RESOURCE

(1-6) VHS -Set of 6 videos- Center for Ministry Development also: Manual

1. UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MINISTRY – John Roberto (program 1&2)

WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY – John Roberto


  1. GROWING IN MINISTRY WITH YOUTH – Maria Elena Cardena & Tom East

PLANNING YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAMS – Mike Moseley (program 3&4)

  1. UNDERSTANDING YOUTH-Mary Lee Becker & Mike Moseley (program 5&6)

WORKING WITH GROUPS – Mary Lee Becker & Mike Moseley


  1. BUILDING COMMUNITY WITH YOUTH- Mary Lee Becker (program 7&8)

  2. EVANGELIZING YOUTH – Maria Elena Cardena & Tom East

5. FACILITATING LEARNING WITH YOUTH – Joan Weber (program 9&10)

EMPOWERING YOUTH FOR JUSTICE & SERVICE –Thomas Bright

6. CELEBRATING LITURGY WITH YOUTH- Thomas Tomaszek (program 11 &12)

PRAYING WITH YOUTH – Thomas Tomaszek
VC-4.1 PARENTS TALK LOVE (Society of St. Paul)

VHS 60min. Susan Sullivan/Matthew Kawiak

This is a program designed to help Christian parents succeed in their role as educators of their children in sexuality.

#1 Understanding oneself as a sexual being begins at birth…parents attitude will be the primary influence on the attitudes of the child.

#2 This segment describes the foundation for some of the views held by Christians throughout the years in regard to sex. It continues with role playing using frank answers to children’s questions. Examples stress treating each other with equality, trust, as well as, intimacy in relationships.

#3 The last segment stresses the importance of value-centered education in sexuality especially in the teen years. There are examples of how parents approach difficult situations stressing Christ values in living and loving relationships.

VC-4.5 MY SON, MY SON (Franciscan Communications)

VHS 14min.

This is a story of two fathers and their sons. It looks with compassion at two different realities which are very much at issue in society today…namely, homosexuality and

Aids. Because of the issues treated in the video, it is important to prepare the class for viewing the video and, to make sure there is adequate follow-up time for discussion.

VC-4.6 HELLO IN THERE (Franciscan Communications)

VHS 21min.

The video deals with the themes of aging, communication and, self-identity..
VC-4.7 THE AMERICAN FAMILY: It’s not Dying, It’s Changing (Tabor Publications)

VHS -Series of 3- 25-30min.each Dolores Curran



#1 STAGES OF FAMILY LIFE

#2 CHANGING FUNCTIONS OF THE FAMILY

#3 CHANGING VALUE SYSTEMS IN THE FAMILY

The content of these presentations is an excellent source for understanding the changing roles in families and can help parents understand the rewards to be found instead of concentrating on the losses of previous experiences.

VC-4.11 THE GRIEVING CHILD: MELISSA’S STORY (Treehaus)

VHS 16:30min.

This video program is designed for teachers, counselors, parents, funeral directors. The video can be used for any professional or mutual support group concerned with helping children grieve a violent death.
VC-4.12 WHEN MOM AND DAD BREAK UP (Paramount Pictures)

VHS 23min. Alan Thicke

Was it my fault? Do Mom and Dad still love me? Will I always feel bad? A large percentage of children go through divorce and ask these questions. In a re-assuring and entertaining way, the video uses music, dance, animation and kid-to-kid talk to help young children of divorce.

VC-4.13 LOSS OF A LOVED ONE (Don Bosco Multimedia)

VHS 28min. -Series of 2- Part 1

Young people often experience the difficulty of coping with the death of a loved one.

The video interviews young folks who have faced the sudden loss of a loved one and explores the paths they traveled both to acceptance and healing.

VC-4.14 LOSS OF A LOVED ONE (Don Bosco Multimedia)

VHS 28min. Part 2

The second part of the series continues its exploration of coping with death of a loved one. The interviews show various stages of grief which people experience and, faith-filled answers to help the grieving
VC-4.18 THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE (Dallas Christian Video)

VHS 120min.

The video offers hope, encouragement and practical advice to those struggling with death, pain and loss. The first part of the video will depict life through the eyes, hands, and lives of people of all ages. The second part presents a biblical perspective on suffering and death. The third part contains a personal testimony of Shelly Chapin.
VC-4.20 THE SACRAMENT OF PARENTHOOD (Paulist Press)

VHS 30min.

Grace is everywhere. God’s love is not limited to seven sacraments. Parents’ love for their children are tangible manifestations of God’s love. This video offers inspiration and insight in the following areas: God as father/mother, church as family, healthy families, parenting for justice.

VC-4.24 SEE DICK & JANE LIE, CHEAT & STEAL (Mass Media Ministries)

VHS 45min. Teaching Morality to Kids

Surveys of young Americans indicates that a surprising number have lied to their best friends, cheated at school and stolen something. If that isn’t enough the number of murders by teenagers has increased dramatically. The number of young folks are growing up today with no values, no conscience and no shame. The statistics are not current, however, the ways in which schools and parents are dealing with the current issues can prove to bring helpful ideas to parents.

VC-4.27 LITTLE FRIEND (Franciscan Communications)

VHS 43min.

This is the story of a young boy, an old man, and a time of war that divided and yet united them. The video illustrates the whole question of prejudice and the need we all have for enlightenment. The story is an excellent tool for teaching reconciliation.
VC-4.28 SAM: WHY AM I DIFFERENT? (Franciscan Communications)

VHS 25min.

Sam has cerebral palsy. He cannot do the things other children can. Inside, he is like everyone else. This is a wonderful story to teach: sensitivity to other’s feelings; the dignity and potential of every human being; and the unique gifts that each person has to offer.
VC-4.29 1-2-3 MAGIC (Child Management)

VHS 120min. Thomas Phelan, Ph.d

It is not easy handling disrespectful out-bursts of children. The video presents a method developed by a clinical psychologist. It is the no-nonsense method which provides parents with tools to discipline children ages 2-12yrs. Discipline administered without arguing, yelling, or spanking children.
VC-4.31 MY LEFT FOOT (Miramax)

VHS 103min.

This a full length movie which tells the story of a man who triumphs over impossible odds to achieve greatness. It also shows a mother’s undaunting faith and love. Her support was what he needed to reveal his creative genius to the world.

VC-4.32 PARA QUE CREZCAN LOS HIJOS (Ethnic Communications)

VHS 35min.

The video provides a guide for both new and old parents. Four mini-dramas are presented. Rev. Pedro Rodriguez, CMF gives practical advice on how to strengthen the parent/child bond within the Hispanic context.

VC-4.33 MASK (Universal City Studios)

VHS


The video contains a full length movie based on the real-life story of Rocky Dennis, a disfigured teenager whose face resembles a bizarre mask. With the help of uncompromising mother’s love and fierce determination, he overcomes pain, loneliness and prejudice. Rocky emerges as an outstanding young man who becomes an inspiration of his classmates and teachers.
VC-4.34 PARENTING: AN ATTITUDE OF THE HEART (Priority 1 Publishing)

(1-5) VHS -Series of 5- 20-23min. each

#1 IMPROVING YOUR ATTITUDE

#2 HOW TO LOVE YOUR CHILD

#3 THE SECRET TO DISCIPLINE

#4 WHY VALUES ARE IMPORTANT

#5 LIFE AS A MISSIONARY: A SON REMEMBERS
VC-4.35 JOHN PAUL II: THE MAN, THE POPE AND HIS MESSAGE

VHS 30min. (Creative Communications) “Family be Yourself”


VC-4.37 GATHERED IN MY NAME (ACTA Publications)

VHS 10min.

This video is an introduction to the spirituality of family life. Using real life video clips of many different families, the video explores the profound love that should be at the center of every Christian family. Ordinary family events, such as, meals, conversation, moments of intimacy and reconciliation are shown to be occasions of God's presence. Suggested uses: individual family use, parish and diocese for marriage preparation and marriage enrichment programs. The video gives an all inclusive view of family within the church community.

VC-4.38 RAISING CHILDREN IN A VIOLENT WORLD (XXIII Pub.)

VHS 33min. Kathleen O. Chesto

This video offers very practical advice on how to counteract the trend of acceptance of the dominance of violence in our society. The video would be helpful for those preparing for marriage, parents of young families, and educators. The presenter calls on parents to evaluate their lives and make choices that are in the best interest of their children and of society as a whole.

VC-4.39 CHRISTIAN HOPE AND HUMAN EMOTIONS

VHS 3-15min. segments



DEPRESSION: Sensitivity to and recognition of the pain and depression of persons and the Christian hope.

SUCCESS: Understanding that the world's definition of success is not necessarily God's definition.

VULNERABLILITY: This is a complex emotion and is considered to be the easiest time for persons to lose sight of God's promise.
VC-4.40 PASTORAL BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING (St. Paul Past.Center)

VHS approx. 60min. Patrick Del Zoppo

The video contains the following topics: understanding the nature of grief bereavement and mourning; dynamics of the grief response; factors that determine the mourning process; principles of bereavement counseling; bereavement crisis intervention; pastoral ministry with the bereaved.
VC-4.41 TEENS AND LOSS: A Program Education and Support

VHS (St. Paul Pastoral Center) Patrick Del Zoppo

This video peeks into the world of the adolescent mourner to provide an understanding of the unique process of teen grieving.
VC-4.42 CHILDREN AND SELF-ESTEEM

VHS 30min.

This video is an interview with Art Linkletter about children and the responsibility of today's adults as parents. It addresses how parents can develop self-esteem and the importance of positive communication.

VC-4.43 THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE (ACTA Publications)

VHS Coping with Today's Pressures.

Advice and exercises on how to improve the psychological, physical and spiritual quality of our lives in a Christian context. Can be done either in the context of small groups or by individuals.

VC-4.45 NO ONE CRIES THE WRONG WAY (Brown ROA)

(1&2) VHS 70min. High School Version (2 tapes)

These two videos contain eight episodes featuring Rev. Joe Kempf and others who witness to their experiences of faith during times of great challenge.

Section One: THE FACE OF GOD

Section Two: LIFE FROM THE SHATTERED PIECES

Section Three:DIGNITY-IN LIFE AND IN DEATH

Section Four: LIFE AFTER LIFE

Section Five: TO GRIEVE

Section Six: PUTTING SKIN ON GOD

Section Seven:BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD

Section Eight:WE PRAY
VC-4.46 NO ONE CRIES THE WRONG WAY (Brown ROA)

VHS 87min. Children's Version

In this eight-episode program, Rev. Joe Kempf helps children understand the goodness of God and the mystery of suffering and death.

Section One: I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS

Section Two: LIFE FROM THE BROKEN PIECES

Section Three:WHAT NO ONE CAN TAKE FROM US

Section Four: GIVE HER A HUG FOR ME

Section Five: GOD UNDERSTANDS A BROKEN HEAR

Section Six: LIGHT IN DARKNESS

Section Seven:WE PRAY

Section Eight:QUIET TIME WITH JESUS

VC-4.47 BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS (US Catholic Conference)

VHS 60min.

Living in a violent society paralyzes some with fear; others, it motivates to take action. This video shows three communities and individuals that are taking action to stop the violence on the streets, among young people, and in families. The video delivers a powerful message of hope.

VC-4.48 THE FALL OF FREDDIE THE LEAF (AIMS Multimedia)

VHS 17min. Grades K-12, Adult



This story is based on the book by Leo Buscaglia.

Freddie the Leaf enjoys dancing in the spring breezes and being cooled by summer rains. But when the first frost arrives, the leaves shiver with the cold, and Freddie is frightened. His wise friend helps to prepare Freddie for change and the mystery of death. His friend’s response brings peace, understanding and comfort.

VC-4.50 SHATTERED DREAMS: HEALING AFTER DIVORCE (Paraclete)

VHS 30min.

This video offers insightful help on: rejection, grief, anger, intimacy, forgiveness and letting go.
VC-4.51 AT A LOSS FOR WORDS (Paraclete Press)

VHS 30min.

This video is intended to help those in need of care after a miscarriage stillbirth or a newborn death experience
VC-5.1 THE HEART HAS ITS REASONS (Journey Communications)

VHS 57min.

This is a video-documentary about Jean Vanier and the l’Arche community for men and women with mental handicaps.
VC-5.2 WORK OF LOVE (Iknonographics)

VHS


The video presents a unique portrait of Mother Teresa. There are scenes of her work among the poor, instruction in prayer and, an invitation to a fuller understanding of Jesus’ call to service.

VC-5.5 WHO IS GOD? (Christophers)

VHS 30min.

This video is designed for teens and pre-teens. It explores the wonder, wisdom and unchanging love of God.


  • The wonders of creation speak of the mystery of God.


  • The mystery of God is unlocked by Jesus Christ.

  • Prodigal Son learned his father’s love was unchanged by his bad conduct.

VC-5.10 THIS SACRED PLACE (Twenty-Third Publications)

VHS 25min.

This is a story, a discussion starter, a touching encounter that speaks of the great symphony of faith found in the parish church. Suggested uses: RCIA process, adult discussion groups, high school religion classes.


VC-5.12 MOTHER TERESA (Today Home Entertainment)

VHS 82min.

This powerful and inspiring film is considered the definitive portrait of Mother Teresa. Filmed over a period of 5 years, in 10 countries and 4 continents, the story follows Mother Teresa into the world’s most troubled spots. The film is an experience of transcendence over all barriers to do works of love.
VC-5.13 LAS SECTAS 1: ACTITUDES (Instituto Pastoral Del Sureste)

VHS Juan Diaz Vilar, SJ

The video addresses how Roman Catholics view persons from other faith traditions…actitudes, equivocas, desprecio, oidio, paralysis.
VC-5.14 LAS SECTAS 2: ACTITUDES (Instituto Pastoral Del Sureste)

VHS Juan Diaz Vilar, SJ

This video explores the reasons why so many Hispanics are leaving the Roman Catholic Church and accepting other values and teachings from other faith tradition



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