The video is conducted by a university chaplain. It is designed to give the viewer some feeling for Catholicism and to whet the appetite for more.
VC-5.21 GOD THE POTTER, WE THE CLAY (Liturgical Press)
VHS 8min. Adeline Kroll, OSF
The video presents an intense visual prayer experience for persons suffering physical, emotional or spiritual crisis. The program is highly recommended for penance, healing and reflection with the sole purpose of bringing people in closer contact with God through prayer.
VC-5.22 SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES: A VISION OF HOPE (Paulist Press)
VHS 25min. Kleissler/LeBert/McGuinness
The video will assist parishes in becoming familiar with and implementing the pastoral direction of small faith communities. It addresses the value of balanced spirituality in a parish; introduces three types of small communities; the role of leadership; impact on evangelization, RCIA, and family
VC-5.23 GOD VIEWS (Gospel Films)
VHS 42min. Curt Cloninger
This video takes us on a dramatic expedition into our misconception of God. In a humorous way, it helps us to look at our own perspective of the way we view-God.
VC-5.24 CREATING SMALL FAITH COMMUNITIES (St. Anthony Messenger)
VHS Art Baranowski
The video explores how and why small basic faith communities transform parish life. The present parish structure comes from another time in history. Parishes today are large in size with less stable relationships due to a transient society. Today’s world makes it easy never to ask basic faith questions. Small faith communities can be very helpful in this respect.
VC-5.2 7 WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE ABOUT...(Liguori Publications)
(1-14) VHS approx. 30min. each
1: THE CHURCH10: CONFIRMATION
2: JESUS CHRIST11: RECONCILIATION
3: THE MASS12BAPTISM
4: RCIA: RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
5: THE SACRAMENTS13. DEATH AND AFTERLIFE 6: THE CHURCH 2ND copy 14. THE HOLY SPIRIT
7: THE BIBLE
8:MARY AND THE SAINTS
VC-5.28 JINGO (Franciscan Communications)
This story is based on the true story of a Vietnamese refugee who uses his talent of juggling to make a living. The story invites discussion and exploration of the hungers we all share for acceptance, relationships, and ultimately for God.
VC-5.29 THE JUGGLER OF NOTRE DAME (Paulist Publications)
A contemporary adaption of a story from long ago. The story of the Juggler of Notre Dame goes back to at least the 12th century in France as one of the "miracle plays" of the medieval period in which God rewards devout commoners through acts of wonder. In this gripping, heart-warming contemporary version, Barnaby ekes out a bare existence juggling in streets for coins. He is broken hearted over the death of his wife and his best friend. Barnaby drifts aimlessly until he stays in a small community where he is treated kindly. As Christmas approaches, all are making special gifts for the Lord. Barnaby despairs over having nothing to offer until he discovers a most profound truth about the meaning of Christmas and giving.
VC-5.30 PORTRAITS (Franciscan Communications) VHS 14min.
Portraits is a story of the search for identity so characteristic of the teenage years, but it is a search that surfaces again and again throughout life.
VC-5.35 THE NEW CATECHISM: CATHOLIC FAITH TODAY (Twenty-Third Publication)
(1-3) VHS -Series of 3- 2 copies
This six-part series explores the content of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church.
VC-5.36 WRESTLING WITH ANGELS (Zondervan House)
(1-2) VHS An Intimate Look at the Tough Questions of Life
TAPE TWO: FORGIVING, DOUBT, LOVE 77min. VC-5.37 CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH : AN INTRODUCTION
VHS 108min. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
VC-5.38 A PLACE TO BELONG: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TODAY
VHS 60min. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
This video brings a powerful testimony to the belief that values-based education extends far beyond the classroom walls, penetrating to the very heart of the community.
VC-5.39 ROUGH EDGES (EcuFilms)
Two lives, worlds apart, one with plenty and one without, meet by chance on a wintery night and share a park bench and a small portion of their lives. The exchange is more than words hope is given that the real meaning of Christmas can be brought back into the heart and in turn help a troubled family.
VC-5.40 COMUNIDAD (United States Catholic Conference)
In response to the growing number of small church communities, the U.S. Bishops offer this video to help answer the question, "What makes a community viable and Catholic? It shares the experience of one small church community in Texas. By following this group through prayer, study, discussion, parish activities, outreach, and evangelization, the viewer comes to understand the unique contributions such groups can make to the Church. The video is done in Spanish with English subtitles.
VC-5.41 SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR ADULTS (Priority One Publishing, 1996)
(1-5) VHS approx. 30min. -Series of 5-
This series of videos deals with human issues that adults face on a daily basis. There is a helpful Leader's Guide which allows you to use this series as a five week discussion program or as a complete 13 week course. Some suggestions for use might be retreats, evening classes, counseling sessions, or even Sunday morning sessions.
#1 WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN?
#2 OVERCOMING STRESS IN 5,000 EASY STEPS!
#3 HE SAID/SHE SAID
#4 WHEN ANGER HITS HOME
#5 MAKING A DIFFERENCE
VC-5.42 TOGETHER IN FAITH (Brown-ROA)
The customs, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic faith are rooted in a rich tradition that calls for each of us to know, love and serve God in our daily lives. This video presents an overview of Catholicism, which will introduce or review for the viewer what it means to be a member of the Catholic Church.
VC-5.43 BECOMING CATHOLIC: AN ADULT'S FAITH JOURNEY (St.Anthony)
This video allows individuals to reflect on their personal faith experience against the backdrop of the Church's Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The video presents a story segment, witness segment, teaching segment, and a music video reflection.
VC-5.44 BARNABAS: RCIA SPONSOR (Brown-ROA)
VHS 30 min.
The story of Paul and Barnabas is used to illustrate what it means to be a sponsor for a candidate. Members of catechumenate teams share their experiences, insights, and personal rewards as a sponsor.
VC-5.45 PERSONS, PLACES 7 PRACTICES IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH VHS (Liguori Publications)
This video is a live-action dictionary of many of the "externals" that inquirers and catechumens find unfamiliar and intriguing about the Catholic Church. An excellent way to help newcomers feel "at home" in the Church.
VC-5.46 RCIA: THE JOURNEY THROUGH EASTER (Brown-ROA Media)
VC-5.47 WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE (Catholic Educational Videos)
VHS Diocese of Wichita, Kansas Rev. William Karr
Tape 5: THE FAITH OF OUR OLD FATHERS-1
Tape 6: THE FAITH OF OUR OLD FATHERS-2 VC-5.48 HEROES OF FAITH (Brown-ROA
VHS 60min. total
This video highlights the inspiring profiles of 11 extraordinary Christians.
Part 1: HEROES HELD CAPTIVE
Part 2: HEROES IN THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Part 3: HEROES OF SOCIAL ACTIVISM VC-5.49 STORIES OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT (Brown-ROA)
VHS 45min. total
These eighteen classic tales from theologian and master storyteller John Shea are performed by professionals offer thought-provoking discussion starters that will enrich your catechetical and RCIA programs. Topics include such themes as: looking for God, prayer, perfectionism, conversion, giftedness, integrity, reconciliation, etc.
VC-5.50 FINAL BLESSING (Catholic Communication Campaign)
This video examines the spiritual dimensions in the lives of the terminally ill. This program helps to uncover a place within the soul to begin to understand suffering on a different level and to look forward to what lie beyond.
VC-5.51 WHERE IS GOD WHEN LIFE HURTS? (XXIII Publications)
VHS 42min. Kathleen Chesto
Anyone who has experienced suffering or tragedy has asked this question. Is it really God's will? In sharing her own struggle with disability and degenerative disease, the presenter questions a society that measures our worth by our productiveness.
There are some very candid challenges of religious theories we have created to justify pain. By suggesting that there is no answer to the question, the video offers the possibility of accepting life as mystery and discovering healing and hope.
VC-5.52 INACTIVE CATHOLICS: Why They Leave and How You Can Help
(Liguori Publications) VHS 30min.
This video is inspired by the efforts of one priest to help bridge the gap that has grown between the Church and those who have drifted away from it.
VC-5.53 CAMINANDO CON JESUS HACIA EL TERCER MILENIO-Segunda Serie
(2) VHS (Hispanic Telecommunications Network) ( #1 video is LOST)
3: DISCIPULOS DE JESUS EN LA IGLESIA
4: DONDE ESTA JESUS ENCARNADO HOY?
VC-5.56 ECHOES OF FAITH:I BELIEVE WE BELIEVE (NCCL, 1997)
This video will acquaint you with the central creedal statements of the Catholic community. One goal is to help you reflect upon and articulate your personal faith. Another goal is to better understand the truths you profess as a member of the believing community so that you can share your faith with others.
VC-5.57 Asi vivimos porque creemos:EL CREDO (Tabor Publishing)
(1-6) VHS approx. 45min. SPANISH
#1 QUE SIGNIFICA EREER?
#2 QUIEN ES DIOS NUESTRO PADRE?
#3 JESUS NOS ENSENA A RESPONDER A SU LLAMADO
#4 PORQUE JESUS MURIO Y RESUCITO, ENEMOS ESPERANZA
#5 EL ESPIRITU DE DIOS ESTA CON NOSOTROS
#6 COMO IGLESIA CELEBRAMOS NUESTRA FE
VC-5.58 OPEN WIDE THE DOORS TO CHRIST (US Catholic Conference)
This video is designed as a tool for parish and personal reflection. It represents a way to help people think about the meaning of the year 2000 and the coming new millennium in their own lives. It particularly invites us to consider the justice dimensions of jubilee--to reach out to those who are poor and homeless and who need our assistance.
#3 BE PREPARED TO LEAD VC-5.60 JESUS-NO STRANGER TO US (Follow Me Communications, Inc.)
VHS Dr. John Yzaguirre
The speaker on the video is a psychiatrist and native of Spain. He explores the spiritual and psychological components of unity in diversity lived in a Trinitarian lifestyle. Suggestions are offered how to discover and enjoy the presence of Jesus within us, within others and how to generate Jesus' presence in the local community.
VC-5.61 DOORWAY PEOPLE: SPIRITUALITY OF THE CATECHIST (Ikono II)
VHS 20min. Gaynell Cronin/J. Rathschmidt, OFMcap.
As Catechists we are the doorway for people. The video explores ways to implement this role in the home and the classroom.
VC-5.62 WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE (Liguori Publications)
(1-8) VHS approx. 30min. each
#1 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DE MARIA Y LOS SANTOS
#2 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DEL ESPIRITUS SANTO
#3 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DEL NUEVO CATECISMO
#4 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DE JESUS
#5 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DE LA BIBLIA
#6 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DE LA ORACION
#7 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DE LA IGLESIA
#8 LO QUE LOS CATOLICOS CREEN DE LA VIDA DESPUES DE LA MUERTE VC-5.63 THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: AN INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM (Fisher Production) VHS 18:15min. Rev. Michael Himes
RECONCILIATION is more about the compassionate love of God than it is about our sin. This video is part of a ten video series Mystery of Faith: An Introduction to Catholicism.
VC-5.64 YOUR CALL TO FAITH: JEPHTHAH'S DILEMMA (Center/Learning)
(1) VHS Bruce Deaton 17:31min. Jr.High
This is a story of a man's journey to war, his return to his family, and consequences of the commitment he made with God. The two-fold objectives (1) choosing to journey with Jesus and with each other (2) understanding the value of commitment.
VC-5.64 YOUR CALL TO FAITH: TESTING YOUR FAITH (Center/Learning)
(2) VHS Bruce Deaton 20:41min. Jr.High
This video shows a drama of faith, love, and concern for another person. Actually, it is the story of the living body of Christ, we, who are called to be there for others.
VC-5.64 YOUR CALL TO FAITH: WHO AM I? (Center for Learning)
(3) VHS Bruce Deaton 18:16min. Jr.High
This video describes how a stonecutter is dissatisfied with himself and wishes to be someone else. He lacks SELF-ESTEEM because he does not believe God loves him just as he is.
VC-5.65 PARABLES: A NEW LOOK AT FAMILIAR STORIES
VHS (60min) Four-15min.segments Paraclete Press
Jesus was a master storyteller. Using tangible realities, he taught profound spiritual principles and complex religious truths to ordinary people. This video uncovers the character nuances and shades of meaning which gives these familiar stories their richness and depth.
VC-5.66 THIS SACRED PEOPLE (Twenty-Third Publications)
This video centers around a conversation between two women who are at different stages in their faith journey. One woman who recently entered the church through the RCIA is feeling some disillusionment in her new found faith. The other, a retired DRE, is grieving the death of her husband. Through their faith-filled conversation they both come to terms with what it means to join our lives to the dying and rising of Jesus.
VC-5.67 PEACEFUL JOURNEYS: PRAYING (Fisher Productions)
VC-5.68 WHAT IS FAITH? (Twenty-Third Publications)
VHS 31min. Kathleen O. Chesto
This video presents an inspiring and uplifting challenge to live our faith to the full. The focus is on helping viewers understand that what we know is never as important as the WHO we know—and how we can share that knowledge with others.
VC-5.69 STORIES OF FAITH (Twenty-Third Publications)
VHS 37min. Kathleen O. Chesto
Powerful faith stories are one of the strengths of our Judeo-Christian tradition. Believing that God acts through our lives when such stories are shared, the video invites viewers to begin recognizing and sharing their faith stories.
Uses: catechists meetings, parent sacrament meetings, retreats, study groups. DVD-5.70 THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS (Paraclete Video Productions) 40min.
Every human being gets hurt in ways both big and small, and in turn we sometimes inflict hurt on others. There comes a time when we face the difficult choice to forgive others and to forgive ourselves. But Forgiveness can seem impossible and even undesirable. The video contains the following four parts: The origin of forgiveness. What is forgiveness? Why do we need to forgive? How is forgiveness possible?
DVD-5.71 JESUS DECODED: Catholic Belief Versus Modern Fiction (USCCB/CC) 60min.
Readers of Dan Brown’s novel, The DaVinci Code, have been faced with questions that challenge basic Catholic beliefs about Jesus and the Church. Brown’s novel is not alone in presenting these challenges. This documentary provides accurate information about the person of Jesus, his followers, their belief in his divinity, the formation of the New Testament, and the role women played in his ministry and the spread of the Gospel.
DVD-5.72 WHY CATHOLICS DO WHAT THEY DO (in Church) Oblate Media
Prt.1&2 DVD 5-7 minutes each topic
Symbols and signs are essential to the Roman Catholic Liturgy and Ritual.
Candles, water, gestures and crosses are discussed to help young people,
catechumens and even life-long Catholics better understand the important reasons for these traditions that help us grow in faith.
CONNECTING WITH GOD: WAYS TO PRAY
Have you thought of God as you gaze out at the ocean, as you listen to your favorite music, or as you have a good stretch in the morning?
If so, you are connecting with God. This section is tailor-made for teens depicting
real life situations. Can also be used with RCIA candidates or adult learners.
VC-6.1 THE CHOICE: SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION (Franciscan Comm)
This video is moving and authentic in its approach to teenage concerns. It is an ideal film for Confirmation preparation, youth ministry-touching on themes of service, responsibility, Christian identity, commitment, parent-teen conflict, peer-to-peer talks
VC-6.2 PREPARING FOR YOUR CHILD’S BAPTISM (Paulist Press)
The goal of this video is to convey an understanding of baptism in our Church today and to challenge us, parents and others involved with your child, to responsible involvement in this sacrament. The video is divided into three parts.
Exploration of what it means to be a Christian
Theological dimensions of Baptism discussed
Ritual and symbols of Baptism
DVD-6.4 BECOME ONE BODY ONE SPIRIT IN CHRIST (USCCB Publications)
Five foundational essays by experts in sacramental theology and liturgy provide the themes and pathways of this resource, which uses video, text graphic and music to help enrich the user’s understanding and deepen their appreciation of the Eucharist.
VC-6.12 SKATEBOARD (Teleketics)
This video is designed for students preparing for First Reconciliation. There is discussion about making choices, both good and bad. The story also addresses listening to those who care about us. Ages: 7-9yrs.
VC-6.13 GRANDMA’S BREAD (Teleketics)
This video is designed for those students preparing for First Eucharist. The story tells a parable of the love which unites us all in God’s family.
VC-6.14 PREPARANDO PARA EL BAUTISMO DE SU NINO (Paulist Press)
VHS (Spanish) -three parts-
The goal of this video is to convey an understanding of Baptism in our church today. It also challenges parents to be involved in the sacramental preparation of their children.
VC-6.16 UNDERSTANDING THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION FOR CHILDREN (Paulist Press) VHS Gaynell Cronin/Rev. J. Rathschmidt
This three-part video will help children understand and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is designed for use with children in grades 4-6. The tape concludes with an actual communal penance service accompanied by individual confession.
VC-6.17 EL BAUTISMO (S.E. Regional Office for Hispanic Affairs, Inc.)
VHS 50min. Casiano Floristan Spanish
This video presents the history of the sacrament, its significance and effect. Theological implications of the sacrament are also addressed.
VC-6.18 INTRODUCCION A LOS SACRAMENTOS (S.E.Office of Hispanic Affairs)
VHS 50min. Casiano Floristan Spanish
The origin, history, and effect of the sacraments since Vatican Council II are presented. Also addressed in the video: relationship between the sacraments and life; sacraments and the Word of God; sacraments as deeds/actions, sign/symbol, ritual.
VC-6.19 BAUTISMO/BAPTISM (Franciscan Communications)
VHS 8min. Spanish
The Sacrament of Belonging is the true story of a scarred and orphaned Mexican boy who finds a home and family. The story leads to an exploration of baptism as a sign of being called to the community of God.
VC-6.20 LOS CAMBIOS EN LOS SACRAMENTOS (Franciscan Communications)
VHS 54min. Spanish
Through humor and characters, the history and changes in the sacraments since Vatican Council II are recounted and explained.
VC-6.21 PLANNING YOUR WEDDING LITURGY (St. Anthony’s Messenger)
Segment 1: Shows how the ritual action of the wedding liturgy connects to the reality of married life. (7min.)
Segment 2: Two couples share both fond memories and thoughtful planning put into their weddings. (14min.)
Segment3: This segment explains that a wedding is a prayer event, a liturgical celebration and a sacrament. (6min.)
Segment4: Contains a music video reflection. (6min.)
DVD-6.23 SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: SEALED WITH GOD’S SPIRIT
The video includes several segments: story, witness, teaching, and a musical reflection.
“Moving On: Responding in the Spirit.” (20min)
Bishop Kenneth Untener discusses his viewpoint as preside (6 min)
Rev. Richstatter, OFM presents hsitor and meaning of the sacrament. (7 min)
A celebration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit by Reggie Butler. (4 min)
DVD-6.24 BABY’S BAPTISM: SACRAMENT OF WELCOME (St.Anthony Messenger)
2 DVD’s (Disc One same as VC-6.27 Disc Two same as VC-6.27 & VC.6.28)
See PAGE 34 for description .
VC-6.25 LORD OF MERCY: RECONCILIATION (Brown-ROA Publications)
The video touches briefly on each of the seven sacraments as an opportunity for God to enter into our lives in a special way. The sacrament of reconciliation is presented in the context of history, theology and, scripture.
VC-6.26 LORD OF LOVE: EUCHARIST (Brown-ROA Publications)
The video touches briefly on each of the seven sacraments as an opportunity for God to enter into our lives in a special way. Through scripture (Jesus feeds the 5,000; the story of the Last Supper), history, theology and celebration, the viewer is brought to a clearer understanding of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
VC-6.27 SACRAMENT OF WELCOME: FAITH JOURNEY (Franciscan Communications)
VHS Part 1 45min. 2 copies
This video looks at the need of every human being to belong. It invites the parents to reflect on their personal faith journeys and, on the nature of the commitment they will be making by requesting Baptism for their child. The history of the sacrament is addressed.
VC-6.28 SACRAMENT OF WELCOME: SYMBOLS AND RITE OF BAPTISM
VHS Part 2 45min. (Franciscan Communications) 2 copies
The video explores the power and meaning of symbols in our lives. It uses a beautiful dramatization of the Rite of Baptism for Children.
VC-6.29 SACRAMENT OF WELCOME: CHRISTIAN PARENTING (Franciscan Com.)
VHS Part 3 45min. 2copies
This video is designed to be used after Baptism. It reflects on the beauties and responsibilities of Christian parenting, including ongoing religious formation. It emphasizes the process of initiation begun in Baptism and culminating in Eucharist.
VC-6.30 LOS SACRAMENTOS (Tabor Publishing)
VHS -Series of 8- Roberto Gutierrez
This video series reflects the Hispanic experience of celebrating and understanding the sacraments. The videos present the sacraments in a way that inspires and educates adult Hispanics to personal growth in their faith. Each video takes a documentary approach in presenting the material as signs of God’s love. A scriptural reflection is related to each sacrament, followed by a short homily and summary.
VC-6.30 BAUTISMO AGUA/LUZ VC-6.30 LA UNCION DE LOS ENFERMO
(1) VHS 22min. (4) VHS 24min.
VC-6.30 CONFIRMACION VC-6.30 LA RECONCILIACION EL PECADO/
(2) VHS 18min. (5) PERDON VHS 24min.& 26min.
VC-6.30 LA EUCHARISTIA VC-6.30 ORDEN SACERDOTAL
(3) VHS 23min. (6) VHS 28min.
VC-6.31 RECONCILIATION: CLOSING THE GAP (Brown/ROA Publishing)
Through role playing, this video helps adolescents make the connection between conflicts in their lives and the need to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A brief history of how the sacrament has changed through the ages in also presented.
VC-6.32 COMMITMENT TO CARING (Franciscan Communications)
Two brief and dramatic vignettes on the witness of Christian service are presented.
VC-6.33 LIVING EUCHARIST (Franciscan Communications)
The video is brief, direct, and visually appealing aimed at the heart. It uses the celebration of Sunday Mass in a typical parish as its framework. Three simple moving stories reveal the Lord’s presence “in the breaking of the Bread”.
VC-6.34 BRIDGES (Franciscan Communications)
The video shows a touching drama linking three generations. It tells of a mother’s love for her college age son and for her ailing, uncommunicative father. The story is of family relationships and the universal need for affirmation, especially from those who are closest to us. Themes: reconciliation/self identity/family/intergenerational concerns.
VC-6.35 AMIE: A UNIQUE CHRIST FIGURE (Franciscan Communications)
Amie, a young, intelligent photo journalist, has one passion…people. Through the relationships she makes, the words she speaks, we see her life mirror the Gospel message. Themes: faith/Christ/love/sharing.
VC-6.36 CAMINO A CASA/THE WAY HOME (Franciscan Communications)
This contemporary version of the parable of the Prodigal Son explores the New Rite of Reconciliation and asks questions about forgiveness and reconciliation.
VC-6.37 BAUTISMO: EL PRIMER PASO (Don Bosco)
VHS 10-15min. each
The five segment series is designed for pre-baptismal catechesis.
#1 LOS PRIMEROS CINCO ANOS Y LA FE
#2 LA NUEVA CEREMONIA DA NUEVAS RESPONSABILIDADES
#3 Y LOS PADRINOS, QUE?
#4 QUE LE SUCEDE AL NINO AL BAUTIZARSE?
#5 CON RAZON CELEBRAMOS! VC-6.38 TE AMO! (Ethnic Communications Outlet)
This video was created for use with groups dedicated to strengthening the marriage bond and re-discovering the needs and skills necessary to communicate feelings and values. Ideal for marriage encounter or sessions for engaged couples.
VC-6.39 WHAT CHANGED MICHAEL? (Twenty-Third Publications)
The celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation enables children, like Michael, to experience love through forgiveness. The sacrament provides the atmosphere for children to grow in the desire to express their own lovingness in return.
VC-6.40 A CHILD’S FIRST PENANCE (Liguori Publications)
This video offers a well-rounded presentation to help children understand the basic concepts of sin and forgiveness. It also includes helpful instruction on how to participate in the actual Rite of Reconciliation.
VC-6.41 SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN (Liguori Publications)
This video is an introduction to the seven sacraments for middle grade students. The video is divided into eight vignettes. The first vignette addresses the concept and meaning of “sacrament”. The others cover each sacrament individually.
VC-6.43 A EUCHARIST PARABLE (Franciscan Communications)
This is a story of Eucharist as a tale of love and forgiveness. Kate is confronted with the reality of a terminal illness. She is inspired to invite her alienated brothers to a family Thanksgiving. The meal provided a forum for forgiveness and reconciliation between family members.
VC-6.47 LORD OF OUR HEALING: UNDERSTANDING THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING THE SICK VHS (Liguori Publications)
Through detailed explanation this video discusses the following: biblical origins/history of the sacrament; changes in the sacrament over the years; how the sacrament is celebrated.
(3) VHS 13min. Margaret Bowman (Celebrating Community)
The video is designed for parent/parents of students preparing for Eucharist.
It provides theological and scriptural background on the sacrament. It also addresses
the role of the parent/parents in the spiritual and religious development of their child.
VC-6.48 CELEBRATING SACRAMENTS: RECONCILIATION (XXIII Publications)
(4) VHS 17min. Margaret Bowman (Celebrating Forgiveness)
The video is designed for parent/parents of students preparing for Reconciliation. It provides theological and scriptural background on the sacrament. It also addresses the role of the parent/parents in the spiritual and religious development of their child.
VC-6.49 MARIA’S FIRST COMMUNION (XXIII Publications)
This video helps children to understand more of Jesus’ unique presence in the sacrament as they are guided through each step and prepare for First Eucharist.
VC-6.50 BAPTISM: SACRAMENT OF BELONGING (Franciscan Communications)
This video introduces the touching story of Alfredo a young Mexican boy orphaned by a tragic fire. He wanders the villages of Mexico in search of acceptance and family. The story tells of Fr.Wasson’s orphanage and the acceptance Alfredo finds.
Themes: baptism, community.
VC-6.51 THE WAY HOME: THE PARABLE OF LOVE (Franciscan Communications)
This is a contemporary version of the parable of the Prodigal Son. A rebellious son repentantly returns to his family.. His father is joyful at the reunion. While everyone else celebrates the homecoming, the dutiful older brother deals with his conflicting feelings at what seems to be unfairness of life.
VC-6.52 OF SACRAMENT & SYMBOL (Franciscan Communications)
The sacramental symbols of water, fire, oil, wind, bread, wine, light and gesture are explored in relation to life experiences. The introductory segment of the video shows how symbolism bridges the natural and supernatural to reveal God in our lives.
Themes: Liturgy, symbol, sacrament.
VC-6.54 BAPTISM: SACRAMENT OF BELONGING (Franciscan Communications)
VHS 15min. (Spanish version of VC-6.50)
Themes: Baptism, community.
VC-6.55 WHAT IS SACRAMENT? (Tabor Publishing)
VHS Richard McBrien)
This video contains a course in sacramental theology.
PART 1: The Principle of Sacramentality
PART 2: The Sacraments of Initiation
PART 3: The Sacraments of Healing and Commitment
VC-6.57 RICKY’S FIRST RECONCILIATION (XXIII Publications)
VHS 9min. Gwen Costello
A variety of settings and situations are used to illustrate an inclusive approach to sacrament preparation. Following Ricky throughout the video, children will more fully understand both the Rite of Penance and the sacramental theology that surrounds it.
VC-6.58 LOAVES OF THANKSGIVING (Franciscan Communications)
The five aspect of Roman Catholic Liturgy are highlighted through real life mini-drama.Faith, participation, worship, community and sacrifice are presented as symbolic loaves of thanksgiving.
This video contains animated presentations explaining the history and development of the seven sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church.
VC-6.60 LIVING THE SPIRIT: A CONFIRMATION KIT (Franciscan Communications)
This series builds on multi-levels: listening to personal experience, controversy, questioning, reflection and mission.
VC-6.61 HE WILL SEND YOU THE HOLY SPIRIT (Paulist Press) (VHS)
This fifty minute video by the Fountain Square Fools shows the meaning of the sacrament of confirmation & is expressed with inspiration, humor and insight.
VC-6.62 ADULT BAPTISM: EXPLORING ITS MEANING (St. Anthony Messenger)
This video is a multi-faceted resource with several segments.
Story segment: Helps viewers to answer the question: What does it mean to be baptized?
Witness segment: Persons testify to what the celebration of their own Baptism means to them.
Teaching segment: Images offer insights into the question of what it means to be baptized.
Music reflection: Echoes the Christian’s ongoing response to Baptism.
VC-6.65 CONFIRMATION: IT’S YOUR CHOICE (Liguori Publications)
A Confirmation candidate talks a friend into joining her in a service project. Her commitment is challenged and she gives witness to the value of this preparation. An explanation of the sacrament and its ritual is also explained.
VC-6.66 ANSWERING GOD’S CALL: THE EXPERIENCE OF PRIESTHOOD (USCCB)
The video presents two different styles of ministry in the daily lives of two priests. The story reveals the faith journey and the changes these men face. It shows two devoted men bringing God’s love to young and old with humor and sensitivity.
VC-6.68 SACRAMENTOS PARA NINOS (Liguori Publications)
VHS 60min. (2 parts)
El Campo Sacramento es el lugar en el cual el Padre Ray Hain y sus once amigos, pasan el tiempo descubriendo el significado y los simbolos de los Siete Sacramentos.
VC-6.69 CELEBRATING OUR FAITH Reconciliation: Children (BrownROA)
(1) VHS 4-8min. each part Rev. Joe Kempf
#1 WE BELONG
#2 WE CELEBRATE GOD'S LOVE
#3 WE HEAR GOOD NEWS
#4 WE LOOK AT OUR LIVES
#5 WE ASK FORGIVENESS
#6 WE GO FORTH IN PARDON AND PEACE VC-6.69 CELEBRATING OUR FAITH Reconciliation: Families (BrownROA)
(2) VHS 7-24min. each part Rev. Joe Kempf
#1 Through the parable of the prodigal son, parents learn of the incredible forgiveness of God and the gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
#2 This episode shows the Rite of Reconciliation.
#3 The importance of the role of parents in the faith lives of their children is addressed here.
VC-6.70 CELEBRATING OUR FAITH Eucharist: Children (Brown-ROA)
(1) VHS 3-8min. each part Rev. Joe Kempf
#2 INVITED TO THE TABLE
#3 GATHERING TO CELEBRATE
#4 FEASTING ON GOD'S WORD #5 OFFERING OUR GIFTS
#6 REMEMBERING AND GIVING THANKS
#7 SHARING THE BREAD OF LIFE
#8 GOING FORTH TO LOVE AND SERVE VC-6.71 TO LAST A LIFETIME: MAKING MARRIAGE WORK (US Catholic Conference)
The video examines the challenges of making a marriage work in spite of the odds. It shows how faith-based marriage preparation, marriage mentoring, and marriage mending are helping couples to grow in love and understanding for each other.
VC-6.72 THIS SACRED MEAL: THE EUCHARIST IN OUR LIVES (Twenty-Third)
VHS 21min. Daniel Connors
Catholics come to Mass week after week, but seldom have an opportunity to reflect on the larger meaning of why we come, what we are doing there, and what it all means for our daily lives. This video can help adults reflect on these questions and deepen their understanding of the Eucharist. Uses: adult religious education, RCIA.
VC-6.73 LOS SACRAMENTOS (Paulinas)
Los Sacramentos no son magia, son signos, simbolos de Dios que nos acompana en nuestro camino. Si sabemos entenderlos y practicarlos, el Espiritu obrara en nosotros. Por que podemos decir que algunas cosas de la vida ordinaria son como Sacramentos? Cuales son los Sacramentos de la Iglesia y que realizan en nosotros? Cada uno de los Sacramentos incluye unas preguntas para la reflexion personal y el dialogo en grupo.
VC-6.74 PARDON AND PEACE…REMEMBERED (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
VHS 15min. Jr. High-Adult
This video is a poignant retelling of the ageless Parable of the Prodigal Son.
Themes: forgiveness, Sacrament of Reconciliation
VC-6.75 CONFIRMATION: A COMMITMENT TO LIFE (Liguori)
VHS 57min. Rev. Joe Kempf Grades 9-12
Join Rev. Joe Kempf and a group of high-school students as they prepare for confirmation. In a series of video vignettes, these young Catholics face the same problems and doubts as other adolescents.
Issues addressed: sexuality, peer pressure, relationships and commitments,
doubts about themselves and their faith.
VC-6.76 EUCHARIST: A TASTE OF GOD (Liguori)
VHS 2hrs. Rev. Joe Kempf
This video is intended for small groups, and encourages discussion, prayer, and group activities. Each section is 10-15minutes long and includes these topics:
This video is designed to help parents prepare their children for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Helpful reflection/discussion questions are provided.
VC-6.79 NEW BIRTH DAY CLUB (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
VHS 15min. Gaynell Cronin
In Baptism we experience God’s promise of being with us always. In celebration, the faith community, the sign of God’s presence, initiates and welcomes us into membership in the Church.
This spirited video tells the story of Charlie and his desire to become a member of a community, the New Birth Day Club. Through the building of a clubhouse and the initiation of Charlie into this neighborhood club, the meaning of the symbols and gestures used in the rites of Baptism are explored. (Grades 1-5)
VC-6.80 THE SPIRIT AND CONFIRMATION (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
(1) VHS 14min. (Part 1) Gaynell Bordes Cronin
These videos challenge us to see the Spirit revealed as giver of life, giver of gifts and maker and keeper of promises. They are excellent for classroom and Confirmation preparation and RCIA for children.
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 the world?
How do we name our gift in the service of others?
What are the fruits of the Spirit?
VC-6.80 THE SPIRIT AND CONFIRMATION
(2) VHS 14min. (Part 2) Gaynell Bordes Cronin
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?
VC-6.81 FIRST COMMUNION: A FAMILY JOURNEY (Oblate Media)
VHS Segment 1: Children 9:37min. – Segment 2: Parents/Teachers 9:29min.
This is a wonderful new resource for family catechesis. There are separate segments for children and parents. The meaning of the Eucharist, Baptism and full membership in the Church is made clear to 1st Communicants.
The importance of parental involvement and family activities in preparation for the big day are also provided. (Ideal for use with “The Gift of Eucharist” Silver Burdett Ginn. VC-6.82 WHAT IS A SACRAMENT? (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
VHS 14min. Jack Rothschmidt, OFM, CAP. Grades 5-8
Sacraments are signs and symbols of the sacred. This video helps us deepen our appreciation of sacraments as actions and expressions of God’s love within the Christian community. They help us to live more like Jesus and be a sign of Jesus’ love by the way we love one another.
VC-6.83 BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION – WE BELONG (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
Through story and ritual, the two sacraments of initiation, Baptism & Confirmation, are looked at. Reminding us that we belong to a faith community, we are challenged to welcome and strengthen others as we work to heal the earth and her people.
VC-6.83 EUCHARIST: WE FEED (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
Through story and ritual, the Sacrament of the Eucharist is looked at in a way that invites us to eat at the table of the Lord. Jesus gives himself to us as word, food and community. Reminding us that our bodies and spirits hunger for both food and God, this video challenges us to reach out for those who suffer hunger in the world.
VC-6.83 RECONCILIATION: WE FORGIVE (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
Through story and ritual, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is looked at as a help to heal our relationships with God, ourselves and others when we do wrong. Reminding us that we sometimes act in unloving ways, this video challenges us to change, seek forgiveness and celebrate God’s mercy through the Church.
VC-6.83 MARRIAGE & HOLY ORDERS: WE COMMIT (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
(4) VHS 12min. Gaynell Cronin/Jack Rathschmidt, OFM, CAP
Through story and ritual, we look at the Sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders in considering service to others as the heart of Jesus’ message to the world. Reminding us that Marriage celebrates life-long love and service and Holy Orders celebrates a life of ordained service to the community, we are challenged with the question of how we will commit ourselves to Christ.
VC-6.83 ANOINTING OF THE SICK: WE CARE (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
Through story and ritual we look at the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick which speaks of the way God and the community of faith loves us in a special way when we are sick or elderly. Reminding us that we are not alone in our struggles, this video challenges us to remember Christ’s healing presence in our lives.
VC-6.84 THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Past and Present (Twenty-Third Pub.)
(1) VHS 26min. Kathleen O. Chesto
The video leads viewers through the development and history of the sacrament from Hebrew times to post-Vatican II. The engaging presentation uses language that is comprehensible and clear.
VC-6.84 THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY: Past, Present, Future(Twenty-Third)
(2) VHS 29min. Kathleen O. Chesto
This video leads viewers through the development and history of the sacrament from biblical times to post-Vatican II. The presentation presents Catholic adults with a better understanding of the valuable place of these sacraments in their lives today.
VC-6.85 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SACRAMENTS (Oblate Media)
VHS 14:30 min.
An angel guides young Anna as she struggles with the complex problem of what the sacraments mean in our everyday lives. (Middle Grades – Junior High)
VC-6.86 INFANT BAPTISM: A Gift to the Community (St. Anthony Messenger)
VHS 31 min.
This video offers a four-part resource package that can be used as part of a parish program for parents who are bringing their child to be baptized.
VC-6.87 GODPARENTS OF CHILDREN: Handing on the Faith
VHS 20 min.
The video helps parents and godparents understand the role of godparent and offers ideas for making this relationship meaningful.
story segment, witness segment, teaching segment, musical reflection –
VC-6.88 OUR CATHOLIC WEDDING (Liturgy Training Publications)
VHS 30 min.
Fr. Austin Fleming and Paul Covino are nationally known authors and teachers on the Catholic rite of marriage. They and two couples, their parents and parish musicians offer their insights on the rite of marriage. This is an informative series for those who want a deeper appreciation of the Mass. It offers an in-depth look at the parts of the Mass.
VC-7.5 WHAT IS THE LOVE OF GOD LIKE? (Argus)
VHS John Shea
John Shea is a marvelous storyteller and poet charming the viewer with six stories that have great religious significance entitled: Summer Camp, Cigar Smoker, The Little Girl, Big Jerry/Little Jerry, Irish Brothers, 31Flavors of Ice Cream, Patricia is Bored. VC-7.6 RELIGIOUS WOMEN (Franciscan Communications)
The video focuses on five very diverse apostolates. It introduces members of a contemporary experimental community, a long distance runner, mobile catechists, the Trappestines, and an award-winning coach. These women defy any stereotype of the woman “running away from life” to join the convent. Despite the diversity of their apostolates, these women all acknowledge the importance of their prayer life as the moving force in their lives.
VC-7.7 THE SISTERS ARE HERE (Office of Public Affairs, Seattle WA)
The video focuses on what it means to be a sister today. There is a profile of eight women from different communities. Each presents a testimony of how the women were called to their religious vocation and their various ministries in which they serve.
VC-7.8 GUIDING GOD’S CHILDREN (Paulist Press)
VHS 50min. Tolbert McCarroll
There is a hunger for spiritual experience in the world today. The formal classroom approach to religious education cannot respond to this need in young children.It is in the home that children can be guided to experience the presence of God. This program is designed for family catechesis. It is divided into three parts: introduction/explanation and Steps 1-4; Steps 5-7; Prayer
VC-7.9 THE KINGDOM WITHIN (Paulist Press)
VHS 45min. John Sanford
The video brings together findings of depth Psychology with the personality of Jesus. Jesus is seen as a man deeply in touch with and attuned to the stirrings of the Spirit found within himself. Jesus entered into the mystery of who he was which unleased the reality of God’s kingdom. Jesus teaches us the Kingdom of God, not by rigid definition, but rather through enchanting parables which entice us to discover and live the present mystery of God’s loving reign. The tape is divided into three parts and can be used for family, parish, or community reflections.
VC-7.15 BREAD AND WINE (Franciscan Communications)
The processes of making bread and wine are combined with scenes of their ultimate use. The music chosen is especially effective. This video contains no dialogue. Themes: faith/prayer/worship/sacraments.
VC-7.16 CHARGED WITH THE GRANDEUR OF GOD: THE SPIRITUALITY OF PRIEST IN PASTORAL MINISTRY
VHS 18min. (United States Catholic Conference)
The life and spirituality of the Catholic priest is looked at in an upbeat perspective. As a spiritual leader, the priest hungers for holiness. The video illustrates the priest’s ministry to the people of God as the foundation for holiness. Highlighted in the video is the constant struggle faced in trying to live a spiritual life in the midst of a material world.
VC-7.17 MEETING THE LIVING GOD IN DEEPER PRAYER (Argus)
VHS 3 Segments George Maloney, SJ
SEGMENT ONE: EXPLORING PRAYER
SEGMENT TWO: PRAYING IN THE NEW CREATION SEGMENT THREE: PRAYER OF THE HEART
VC-7.18 OVERCOMING BARRIERS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Tabor Publishing)
VHS 30min. each Dolores Curran
With humor and good sense, Dolores Curran brings the subject of spiritual growth into the tensions and demands of modern daily life.
SEGMENT ONE: OVERCOMING NEGATIVITY
SEGMENT TWO: OVERCOMING DEPRESSION
SEGMENT THREE: RECOVERING FROM PERFECTIONISM
SEGMENT FOUR: MAKING ANGER WORK FOR US VC-7.20 GOD’S CALL: A FAMILY AFFAIR (NEFF Productions) VHS 27min.
The video shows how young men and women come to realize God’s call to the religious life and priesthood.
VC-7.21 PRAYING THE PSALMS (Fisher Producations)
VHS 21min. Joan Chittister,OSB
VC-7.22 CREATIVITY: TOUCHING THE DIVINE (United States Catholic Conference)
This video brings together artists and non-artists who have experienced the joyful tandem of spirituality and creativity. Viewers are inspired to re-think the possibility for creativity in their own lives.
VC-7.23 LIVING FROM THE CENTER: HOW TO PRAY (Fisher Productions)
Combining Fr. Rohr’s wisdom with visually intense images, the video leads viewers in a powerful prayer exercise. The video presents a radical look at the illusions we have made into idols and offers an invitation to take an inner journey to the place where God dwells.
VC-7.25 A DIFFERENT PATH (United States Catholic Conference)
The video offers a look at the lives of women religious in two diverse communities—Benedictines Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and Sisters of St. Joseph in Brooklyn.
VC-7.26 THE HOLY ROSARY (St. Paul)
VC-7.27 ECHOES OF FAITH: PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITYVHS (NCCL/RCL)
The video is divided into four segments. Segments one and two explore the nature of prayer, various forms of prayer, and some obstacles to prayer. The third segment examines the spiritual life as it is lived in the midst of day-to-day issues and challenges. The final segment offers a reflection and catechesis on the central prayer of the Christian tradition, the Our Father. This presentation is only an introduction to these themes. Through the process of reflection and sharing, the content provided in the guide will help with better understanding of these principles.
VC-7.28 THE JUBILEE SONG
This is a music video entitled The Jubilee Song, which follows the theme of the Third Millennium. It may be used for reflective prayer.
VC-7.29 PRAYER OF PRAISE (Ikonographics II)
VHS Gaynell Cronin
This video is designed for grades 1-5. Children are encouraged to have an attitude of praise through story, a praise walk and a guided mediation. It also contains a Glory Be Prayer with gesture, a chant, Francis' Son of the Sun, and the voices of young people speaking their own prayers of praise.
VC-7.30 PRAYER: ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, ABOUT ANYTHING (Ikono II)
VHS Gaynell Cronin Grades 1-5
Prayer is talking and listening to God. It is also a meeting with our friend Jesus. Children's prayers are heard answering the questions: Where/When and about what do we pray?
VC-7.31 PRAYER OF QUIET (Ikonographics II)
VHS Gaynell Cronin Grades 1-5
This video invites young people to come face to face with God in silence. Children will be introduced to breathing prayer, a word prayer, centering prayer, a prayer of Mother Teresa and a relaxing body prayer which leads them into guided imagery.
VC-7.32 PRAYER OF ASKING (Ikonographics II)
VHS Gaynell Cronin Grades 1-5
In prayer, we trust God is with us in all our needs. The most common form of prayer is one of petition. Children are invited to experience a guided imagery, a pebble prayer, a world prayer, Prayers of the Faithful, and praying as a group for someone who is sick.
VC-7.33 THE ANGEL'S PRAYER LESSON (Twenty-Third Publications)
VHS 12min. Gwen Costello
A young angel, Callista, enthusiastically teaches children ages 7-11 about prayer and the many forms it takes.
VC-7.34 ANSWERING THE CALL OF JESUS CHRIST (Archdiocese of St. Louis)
VC-7.36 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CALLED? (National Association of Diaconate
(1) Directors)Talk 1 VHS 60min. Richard Rohr, OFM
VC-7.36 WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR BE FORMED? (NADD) Talk 2
(2) VHS 60min. Richard Rohr, OFM
VC-7.36 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SENT? (NADD) Talk 3
(3) VHS 60min. Richard Rohr, OFM
This series of talks was specifically given to Deacons however; the excellent material that Rev. Rohr presents is applicable to all baptized adult Christians.
DVD-7.37 THE LORD’S PRAYER: Entering into God’s Country (Paraclete Video Productions) 90min. Walter Wangerin, Jr.
The author explores the petitions and structure of the Lord’s Prayer. The discussion sheds light on what the prayer reveals about God’s nature and our own, and how we should live in relationship with God and one another. There are eight segments presented in the video.
DVD-7.38 EXPLORING GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE (Paraclete Video Productions)40min.
In today’s fast-paced and stress-oriented world, it is hard for young people to stop and search for God’s will in their lives. The video explores the path to finding God’s will in the following six segments:
God has a purpose for your life.
Obstacles to hearing God
Steps of faith
DVD-7.39 THE FOUR ACTS OF PRAYER (Paraclete Video Productions)
132min. Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Stories are used to explore the vital elements of the complete circle of praying: We Speak; God Listens; God Speaks; We Listen. By practicing and developing these simple acts with diligence, we can develop a close communion with God.
VC-7.40 QUESTIONS OF THE SOUL: WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY? (Fisher Productions)
This video looks in depth at unbelief and the attitude that God is dead. Unbelief cannot be reversed by reading books or by attempts at prayer. It is only by loving others and God’s creation, that we can experience it profoundly if we are open to an expansion of the imagination.
VC-7.40 QUESTIONS OF THE SOUL: WHAT IS PRAYER? (Fisher Productions)
(2) VHS 25min. Rev. Michael Himes
Questions answered in this video:
If God knows everything, why pray?
If God is beyond all, how dare mere creatures speak to God?
If someone says “pray for me,” does it make any difference if we do or not?
If we pray for physical healing, and it happens, who did it: God or the doctor?
What is the “best way” to pray?
Is it ever all right not to praise God in prayer?
What does it mean to say “prayer is the moment we shift our line of vision?”
VC-7.40 QUESTIONS OF THE SOUL: WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE? (Fisher Prod.)
(3) VHS 25min. Rev. Michael Himes
Asceticism has a long and valued history within Christianity. Does it mean anything in our world today? Fr. Himes will explore an answer by reflecting on the wisdom of
St. Francis, St. John the Baptist and St. Augustine.
VC-7.40 QUESTIONS OF THE SOUL: WHAT CAN SUFFERING TEACH US? (Fisher)
(4) VHS 25min. Rev. Michael Himes
In the video, Fr. Himes addresses suffering …which is a part of life. Christianity does not have an answer for it, but it does show us how to take invaluable life lessons from suffering.
VC-7.40 QUESTIONS OF THE SOUL: DO I REALLY NEED A COMMUNITY? (Fisher)
(5) VHS 25min. Rev. Michael Himes
There is a tendency in our culture to believe we can find God through our own private individual journey. There is a search for our own mystical experiences. However, we cannot have a true life of faith separate and apart from an involvement with God’s people. This video inspires and challenges us to take on the task of life long conversion and partake in deep conversation with an array of people and to engage in the problems of our world.
DVD-7.41 THE PASSION OF CHRIST (Oblate Media)
DVD 50min. (2parts) Ron Rolheiser, OMI
When we think of passion we think of Christ’s physical suffering and death, but in the Agony in the Garden, The Gospel writers want us to understand Jesus the love, who undergoes moral and emotional sufferings without resentment or bitterness.
Fr. Rolheiser explains that God’s strength comes when we are exhausted and open to being transformed.
DVD-7.42 THE CROSS OF CHRIST (Oblate Media)
DVD 50min. (2parts) Ron Rolheiser, OMI
The Cross has become the ultimate symbol of love in the world. It is central to Christianity in that we are to forgive our enemies. As such, it is the single most revolutionary moral event that has happened on this planet. The Cross reveals God’s unconditional love and vulnerability; as a teaching and an invitation to discipleship; God suffers with us. It calls us beyond ourselves, our own agenda, and our own life without resentment.
VC-7.43 MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY: GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
(1) VHS 150min. Jacques Daley, OSB
Resurrection, Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption, Coronation
VC-7.43 MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY: JOYFUL MYSTERIES
(2) VHS 180min. Jacques Daley, OSB
Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation, Finding of the Lord in the Temple
VC-7.43 MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY: SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
(3) VHS 150min. Jacques Daley, OSB
Agony, Scourging, Crowning, Carrying of the Cross, Crucifixion
VC-7.41 CONNECTING WITH GOD: WAYS TO PRAY (Oblate Media)
This program takes a look at three ways prayer can connect us closer with God – through our bodies, through music, and through nature.
The video is a full length movie that presents St. Francis as a figure of our time. The story is simple, direct, and true to the uncluttered, innocent life that Francis led.
VC-8.3 SAINT FRANCIS: TROUBADOUR OF GOD’S PEACE (Argus)
This video is an inspiring drama that captures the spirit of St. Francis. Known to people everywhere as “the saint who loved animals”, St. Francis of Assisi continues to bring a message of salvation to the world today. This one-man dramatic special is filled with acting, song, and dance. It is suitable for all ages.
VC-8.5 EL GRAN ACONTECIMIENTO : The Big Event (Condor)
VHS 33min Spanish
This is the story of the apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in 1531 and his struggle to convince the Church to build a sanctuary in her honor. Children and adults will enjoy this touching animated drama of Mexican Catholic heritage.
VC-8.7 JESUS OF NAZARETH (Franco Zeffirelli)
VHS Series of 3 total time 376min.
Maintaining the perfect balance between religious fervor and realism, this movie is a unique film depicting the life of Christ from his birth through his resurrection.
PART ONE: This section of the film starts with Jesus’ humble beginnings; moves through John the Baptist; and ends with some of the miracles of Jesus.
VC-8.8 JESUS OF NAZARETH (Franco Zeffirelli)
PART TWO: The second part of the movie continues showing the healing miracles of Jesus; Christ’s public ministry; and the predictions of his death and resurrection.
VC-8.9 JESUS OF NAZARETH (Franco Zeffirelli)
PART THREE: The third part of this movie begins with Christ’s entry into Jerusalem for the Passover; includes the story of his betrayal, suffering, death and resurrection.
VC-8.10 OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE APPARITIONS PLAY
VHS 43min. (Catholic Telecommunications Center)
The video portrays a play of the apparitions to Juan Diego by the Blessed Virgin, known as Our Lady of Guadalupe. Produced by the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
VC-8.11 NUESTRA SENOR DE GUADALUPE (Franciscan Communications)
This is the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Spanish.
VC-8.13 ROMERO (Vidmark Entertainment)
This is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. He made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.
VC-8.14 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (Franciscan Communications)
An animated life of the saint beloved by so many. Beginning with the party-prone teenage Francis and concluding with a blessing from the dying founder, the film is simple, factual and powerful.
VC-8.16 MISSION (Warner Communications Co.)
This is a full length film. It is a powerful epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth. Both unite to shield a South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th century colonial empires. The movie triumphs on two levels: intellectually..as a class between faith and greed; emotionally..as an action-filled clash of wills and cultures.
VC-8.18 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: KNIGHT FOR PEACE (Twenty-Third Publications)
(2) VHS 15min Kathleen Glavich, SND
This video is designed for children ages 7-11years. Gilbert tells of St. Francis total commitment to God's will and of his love for all of God=s creation.
Lessons for children: be satisfied with what they have: share with others; be peacemakers; care for the gifts of the earth.
VC-8.18 ST. JOAN OF ARC (Wm. H. Sadlier, Inc.)
(3) VHS 15min.
The story of the courageous Joan of Arc.
VC-8.19 SR. THEA: HER OWN STORY (United States Catholic Conference)
This is a stirring video presentation of the life and ministry of Sr. Thea Bowman. From her childhood in Mississippi through her death from cancer, this documentary illustrates how Sr. Thea faced the hardships of life without sacrificing her goal of teaching people to remember and to celebrate their cultural heritage and their individuality.
VC-8.20 MARY OUR MOTHER (Our Sunday Visitor)
VHS 7-10min each segment
#1 WHAT WE SAY ABOUT MARY: The honor the church bestows on Mary is given to her because of her son. Whatever the church says in doctrinal statements always reflects the understanding of Jesus and the mystery of Church.
#2 WHAT SCRIPTURES SAY ABOUT MARY: The cultures that produced the scriptures were male dominated. Women play a minor role in most of the Bible. Even Mary is mentioned rarely after the Annunciation. This segment highlights the role of women in the history of salvation. Mary is portrayed as the culmination of a long line of heroic women who sought to serve God.
#3 WHAT WE SAY TO MARY: Even a limited understanding of Mary often flowers into devotion to her. The Church’s prayer life and individuals personal spirituality is enriched by Marian devotions.
#4 WHAT MARY TELLS US ABOUT DISCIPLESHIP: The concept of discipleship is presented in a way that related Mary to the life of the young person and to the mystery of the Church.
#5 WHAT WE CALL MARY: Many of Mary’s titles grew out of cultures where the concept of a royal family was part of everyday life. Today, our children only know the meaning of queenship through history and a few foreign “titular head of state”.
#6 WHAT MARY SAYS TO US TODAY: This episode explores a few of the major appearances of Mary in modern times and old. If Christianity and Mary speak to the issues of our time, then we must address these issues.
VC-8.21 FRANCIS: KNIGHT OF ASSISI (Epoch/NALR)
Story of St. Francis of Assisi.
VC-8.22 MARY OF NAZARETH (Epoch/NALR)
VHS 57min. Rev. Lucien Deiss
Mary, the mother of Jesus, exemplifies acceptance of God’s will for us. The video reflects on Mary’s humanity, humility, and beauty. These reflections will open a new understanding of Mary which will help us be aware of the opportunity to become part of God’s will and work.
VC-8.23 JESUS AND HIS TIMES (Reader’s Digest)
(1-3) VHS -Series of 3-
#1 JESUS THE STORY BEGINS (61min.)
The beginning video traces the story of Jesus beginning with Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and ending with Jesus in the Temple at 12yrs. of age.
#2 JESUS AMONG THE PEOPLES (57 min.)
The second video begins with John the Baptist and tells of Jesus’ miracles, healings and the raising of Lazarus.
#3 JESUS THE FINAL DAYS (55 min.)
The third video begins with Jesus’ entrance into the city of Jerusalem and ends with crucifixion, death and, resurrection.
VC-8.24 SAINTS ALIVE SERIES (Don Bosco Multimedia) VHS
(1-5) #1 DOROTHY DAY (15min).
#2 ST. ELIZABETH SETON: MOTHER OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH
VHS 19min. Kathleen Glavich, SND (Twenty Third Publications)
#3 SAINTS ALIVE SERIES: ST PATRICK (Don Bosco Multimedia) VHS
#4 SAINTS ALIVE SERIES: ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON (Don Bosco Multimedia) VHS 15min.
#5 SAINTS FOR ALL SEASONS: ST JOSEPH (Don Bosco Multimedia)
VHS 18min. Kathleen Glavich, SND
The video tells the nativity narrative from Joseph’s perspective and how he followed God’s plan even though he could not fully understand it. ( 7-11yrs.) Lessons for children to learn: to be just and merciful; to be attentive and obedient to God’s will; to be humble and prudent; and to do duties faithfully.
VC-8.26 FRANCIS XAVIER AND THE SAMURAI’S LOST TREASURES (Creative C)
This is a fully animated story about St. Francis who became a Jesuit missionary.
The video captures the true spirit of a daring man who braved the coasts and jungles of India and, the castles of Japan, in adventures of courage and strength.
VC-8.27 BERNADETTE: THE PRINCESS OF LOURDES (Creative Communications)
VHS 30min. Story of Our Lady of Lourdes.
This is a fully animated story of a visit by Mary, the mother of God.
VC-8.29 JESUS OF NAZARETH: MESSIAH OF LOVE (Don Bosco Multimedia)
VHS 25min. Part 9
The video contains these stories: lambs for the sacrifice; Jesus enters Jerusalem; the money changers; Jesus with the children; Jesus addresses the Pharisees.
VC-8.30 JESUS OF NAZARETH: PROPHET OF TRUTH (Don Bosco Multimedia)
VHS 26min. Part 10
The video contains these stories: the woman caught in adultery; a Roman Centurion; Jesus cures the blind man; Jesus confronts the Pharisees; Jesus and Nicodemus.
VC-8.31 ENTERTAINING ANGELS: The Dorothy Day Story (Paulist Press)
This is a story of a woman that lives hard, makes mistakes, endures the experiences. But the unquenchable fire burning within her cannot be contained. Dorothy wants to make a difference and does. During the Depression, her persistence enables her to accomplish her vow to house the homeless, feed the hungry, tend the sick.
VC-8.32 ALWAYS REMEMBER (Benziger, 1999) - Come Follow Me Series-
VHS 5-8min. each
#1 ST. JOHN NEUMANN
#2 ST. THOMAS AQUINAS #3 MOTHER FRANCES CABRINI
#4 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
#5 ST. TERESA OF AVILA
#6 PAUL THE APOSTLE
#7 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
#8 ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX VC-8.33 WE LEARN FROM MARY: THE CLOAK OF MANY COLORS
VHS 18min. Grades 1-5 (Also DVD)
This video introduces the viewer to Mary as a girl, woman, mother, disciple and companion who hears and brings God's word to others. As her life unfolds, we are invited to place our own thanks, joy, sadness, trust, worries and faith on her cloak as she once did in her own life.
DVD also includes: WE PRAY WITH MARY - Grades 1-5 (17min.)also VC-8.40
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - Jr.High to Adult (24min.)
VC-8.34 THE SOURCE (United States Catholic Conference)
The story, sites, and sounds of Lourdes, where Mary, the mother of Jesus appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, is the basis for exploring healing, faith, conversion and reconciliation in today's society.
This is a true story of the appearance of the Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Animated video for children.
VC-8.36 JUAN DIEGO: MENSAJERO DE GUADALUPE (CCC of America)
The same as video above. SPANISH version. Animated video for children.
VC-8.37 MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS (Family Home Entertainment)
In this powerful and inspirational story of love, sacrifice and faith, follow the life of one of the world’s most beloved figures, Mary, the mother of Jesus. A compelling portrayal of a mother’s undying and steadfast love for her son, the film celebrates her humanity, humility and gracefulness.
VC-8.38 THERESE: LIVING ON LOVE (Elijah Project & Frank Frost Productions)
This video explores why so many people from all walks of life are drawn to St. Therese, called the “Little Flower”. Journalists and psychiatrists, clergy, sisters, and others reflect on her continuing appeal.
VC-8.39 ROSES IN DECEMBER (First Run Features)
With compassion and sensitivity, this documentary chronicles the life of lay missioner Jean Donovan who with three nuns, was brutally murdered by members of El Salvador’s security force on December 2, 1980.
VC-8.40 WE PRAY WITH MARY (St. Anthony Messenger)
VHS also DVD-8.33 (18min.) Gaynell Bordes Cronin
This video uses the delightful image of Mary’s cloak of many colors to teach children how to pray with Mary. The video helps children learn favorite Marian prayers and teaches the Marian feasts in the liturgical calendar. Grades 1-5
VC-8.41 SAINTS’ GALLERY : Volume I (Oblate Media & Communication Corp.)
(1) VHS 33min.
#1 St. Joseph #2 Joan of Arc
#3 Elizabeth Ann Seaton #4 Martin of Tours
#5 Martin de Porres #6 Elizabeth of Hungary VC-8.41 SAINTS’ GALLERY: Volume II (Oblate Media & Communication Corp.)
(2) VHS 47min.
#1 Canonization #2 St. Benedict #3 St. Francis #4 St. Ignatius
#5 St. Angela #6 St. Eugene VC-8.41 SAINTS’ GALLERY: Volume III (Oblate Media & Communication Corp.)
(3) VHS 42min.
#1 Mary Queen of Saints #2 St. Valentine
#3 St. Patrick #4 St. Nicholas
#5 St. Mary Magdalen VC-8.41 SAINTS’ GALLERY: Volume IV (Oblate Media & Communication Corp.)