A 200 A.D.: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPH OF THE EARLY CHURCH
GOSPEL FILMS 360 J S A
Starring a large cast of well-known actors, this 3 part mini-series is from the producer of Jesus of Nazareth. Live action. A.D.: The Revolution of Love focuses on the rising confrontation between the Roman Empire, Jewish zealots and the early Christians. Covering the years 30-96 A.D., the program mixes Biblical narrative, historical incidents, culture and customs together with a few fictional characters created to advance the story. The accompanying study guide provides an excellent outline of sequence content, Biblical references and time into tape so that it is easy for facilitator to find and present small segments of the story. The guide (on the DVD) also provides 12 teaching sessions which balance 30 minutes of viewing with 30 minutes of presentation/discussion. The appendix gives suggestions for using videos in a retreat format or for adapting basic session plans for a youth setting/Confirmation class.
Part 1. Covers the events following Jesus' crucifixion, including the appearances on the road to Emmaus and to Thomas in the Upper Room, Pentecost, and introduces the viewers to Paul and Stephen. Peter and John heal the lame man outside the temple in Jerusalem, the seven deacons are appointed, and Steven is stoned.
Part 2. Begins with Paul's persecution of Christians, his conversion on the road to Damascus and his integration into the Christian community. Aquila and Priscilla are introduced. Other stories include that of Simon the Magician, Philip baptizing the Ethiopian, Paul's friendship with Barnabas, the vision of Peter concerning unclean foods, the conversion of Cornelius, Peter's debate in Jerusalem concerning circumcision.
Part 3. Covers Peter's arrest, imprisonment and miraculous night escape, the preaching of Paul, he his arrest in Jerusalem and his subsequent escort to Tome in chains. Rome burns, the Christians are blamed and thrown to the wild beasts. Peter and Paul are martyred.
C 105 CELEBRATING SACRAMENTS
23RD Peg Bowman series previously available on separate videos.
BAPTISM: CELEBRATING LIFE (17) A
This presentation gives parents an opportunity to update their understanding of the Catholic faith and challenges them to walk the journey of faith with their child every day. It covers the theology of baptism and the importance of its rites and rituals.
RECONCILIATION: CELEBRATING FORGIVENESS (17) A
Peg Bowman addresses parents whose children are preparing for first reception of the sacrament and helps them understanding the changes that have taken place in our practice. Reconciliation is more than a confession of a list of sins. The revised rite clarifies the presence of God and role of community in the sacrament. Sin includes social and cosmic aspects. Both individuals and societies are held responsible. Reconciliation must extend to the air we breath and the water we drink. Children come to understand the sacrament by first being introduced to reconciliation skills taught to them and modeled by their parents. Encourages celebration of Form 2. Includes full description and modeling by an adult of private, face to face celebration of sacrament. Family vignette sets the stage for and closes the presentation. Narration over live-action clips. Parent meeting fully developed in accompanying guide. (Also on P 200)
EUCHARIST: CELEBRATING COMMUNITY (14) A
Parents learn how important this sacrament is for their faith journey and how essential their role is in nurturing the faith of their child. They reflect on the trappings that often surround first communion (what to wear, what gifts to give, what kind of party to have) and see how insignificant those trappings are compared to the gift of Jesus their child will receive in Eucharist.
CONFIRMATION: CELEBRATING FAITH (15) A
Peg Bowman addresses parents whose young people are preparing for the sacrament. Includes a discussion of the role of the Spirit, the liturgical experience and its meaning, and the role of parents and parish community in helping young people prepare. The content is complete and accurate without getting into the age problem. Narration over live-action clips and still shots. The video begins with a live-action family vignette which is not integral to the presentation. Guide develops parent meeting.
C 200 CHURCH CELEBRATES THE RECONCILING GOD, THE (Catholic Update)
ST. ANTHONY 27 S A
This program focuses on the history, theology and practice of the sacrament.
Story (13) - Mary Krutco and Tom Richstatter, OFM present three fictional characters who tell how the Church of their era celebrated reconciliation: a bishop from the 4th century, a monk from the 7th century and a priest from the 1940s. Interview style.
Witness (3) - Contemporary Catholics reflect on their experience of the sacrament.
Teaching (7) - Tom Richstatter, OFM begins with Jesus as the first and primary sacrament of God's forgiveness. The Church has continued the healing ministry of Jesus throughout history. He outlines how the sacrament is celebrated today with emphasis on its communal celebration.
Music reflection (4) - Deep Down I Know from video "Glory Days: David Haas & Friends in Concert."
Mary Krutco hosts the program and introduces each section. On-screen discussion questions. Guide provides background and suggestions for use. Excellent for parent meetings.
E 213 EUCHARIST
WORD ON FIRE 77 S A
Rev. Robert E. Barron lectures at a parish church in Illinois.
Introduction (8) Experience of distributing communion in Rome led Fr. Barron to a sense of people "starving" for Eucharist.
Sacred Meal (20) Traces sense of "sacrum convivium" from Genesis through Exodus, Isaiah, the meal ministry of Jesus to the Last Supper.
Sacrifice (26) One must understand the ritual sacrifices coupled with covenant in the Old Testament in order to understand paschal mystery as sacrifice. "In a world gone wrong, there is no communion without sacrifice."
Part One (8) John 6, the 11th century controversies of Berengerius of Tours and Thomas Aquinas' articulation in the 13th century.
Part Two (20) Discussion of term "transubstantiation" and the power of words, especially Jesus as Logos.
F 200 FIRST COMMUNION: A FAMILY JOURNEY
OBLATE MEDIA (20) A
Segment 1 (10) Children
Segment 2 (10) Parents and Teachers
This program was produced in 2003, before the most recent changes to the Missal. The outdated liturgical images and examples make it unsuitable for public viewing. However, leaders will find many ideas and examples valuable for parent meetings.
F 201 FIRST RECONCILIATION: A FAMILY JOURNEY
OBLATE MEDIA (18) P A
Part 1 A Family Journey (10) Live action images and presentation including: nature of sin (both venial and mortal), conscience, penance, act of contrition. Images are from both Form 1 and Form 2. Emphasis on healing nature of the sacrament. Good review for grades 3 & 4. Could also be used at a 1st Penance parent meeting.
Part 2 Family Activities (8) Saying "I'm sorry," "I forgive you" cards and practice of examination of conscience and Act of Contrition at bedtime.
F 202 FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE: THE TRIAL AND THE TESTIMONY OF THE EARLY CHURCH
VISION 180 S A
A complete curriculum for a six or twelve session course on the early Church from Christ to Constantine. Done in documentary style using commentary, graphics, paintings and live action scenes on location. Shows what the early Church was like, how it spread and the persecution it endured. Host: Steve Bell. Actors: Nigel Goodwin, Russell Boulter and Jane Campion. Includes: teacher guide with blackline masters, student text, pamphlets and a magazine. Six 30-minute programs. Each segment reviews and presents in such a way that it can stand alone.
1. Foundations. (30) Describes what we know about Christ and what happened to the twelve apostles including the foundation of the early Church and the rift between Christians and Jews.
2. Spread. (30) How the Christian faith spread and overcame incredible odds. Describes the Mediterranean world from the time of Christ through the second century. Early worship, gathering for prayer, reading and breaking of the bread.
3. Accusations. (30) Addresses the many accusations that became grounds for persecuting the early Christians -- cannibalism, secret meetings of gross immorality and incest, disruption of the local economy, damage to the family system. Dialogue between a Christian and a cynic.
4. Persecution. (30 Most early persecutions were local. The first empire-wide persecution was 250 AD. Early Christians knew that to follow Jesus meant to carry their own cross. Examines why early Christians posed such a threat to the power of Rome. Points out that the word "martyr" means witness. Traces the persecutions from 50 AD to 300 AD and describes major ones in vivid detail.
5. Testimony. (30) Looks at outstanding examples of those who followed Christ in the early Church. Introduces early feasts of Easter and martyrology and explains the late origin of Christmas. Relates stories of Polycarp and Perpetua.
6. Transition. (30) Constantine frees Christians through the Edict of Milan in 313 AD. Examines what happened to the Church after this date. Reviews why Christianity succeeded.
F 203 FORGIVEN: THE BLESSINGS OF CONFESSION
HERALD KIDS 26 P
Animated presentation. Brother Francis helps young children understand concepts behind the sacrament of Reconciliation. Vignettes explain: conscience, sin, penance. Includes parable of the Pharisee and Tax collector as well as two songs: "I'm loved by a Loving Father," and "Praise God, I'm Forgiven!"
F 204-208 FAITHFUL REVOLUTION, THE
VATICAN II CENTER A
The goal of this series is to keep alive the vision and spirit of Vatican II. Historical footage from the Council is blended with interviews. The series includes five 60-minute videos which can be structured into five two-hour sessions. Study guide included.
F 204 FAITHFUL REVOLUTION, THE
1 - GENIUS OF THE HEART (60) A This video develops the history of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII, his death and legacy. It tells of the changing relationship with the mass media, the Church's struggles with a changing world, and the eventual changes in the Liturgy.
F 205 FAITHFUL REVOLUTION, THE
2 - INSPIRED AWAKENING (60) A Pope Paul VI is elected and keeps "perfect continuity" with his predecessor as the "prophet of of worldwide unity." This episode includes the role of women in the Church, religious vocations, ecumenism, and the Lefebvre movement.
F 206 FAITHFUL REVOLUTION, THE
3 - HUMAN DIGNITY (60) A In this segment, the viewer sees how influential Vatican II has been in the human and civil rights movements world wide. The Church's presence is felt in the Polish Solidarity Movement, in Africa, the Sanctuary Movement, in Latin America and it gives birth to a new inter-religious dialogue between the Church, Protestants and Jews.
F 207 FAITHFUL REVOLUTION, THE
4 - A WORLD TRANSFORMED (60) A In this segment, the viewer sees Vatican II's impact on other facets of life: peace and justice activism, the expanded role of the laity, marital relationships are recognized as being just as important as procreation. The Birth Control commission, dissent over sexual ethics, and the redifined nature of marriage have far reaching effects.
F 208 FAITHFUL REVOLUTION, THE
5 - THE DYNAMICS OF HOPE (60) A John Paul II continues the implementation of Vatican II. Liberation theology takes hold in Latin American while some fear it is Marxist theory. Bishops grow in their sense of collegiality and renewal dialogue continues within and outside the Church.
F 511-518 FILMCLIPS FOR CATHOLIC YOUTH FAITH FORMATION S A
Produced in association with Paulist Productions, this eight-episode series presents familiar film clips and accompanying lesson plans (on the DVD). Note: Films are quoted more than once.
F 511 Episode 1 S A
"Liar Liar" - White Lies;
"Cool Runnings" - Winning at All Costs;
"Shrek" - Hiding in Fear;
"Big Fat Liar" - Trustworthiness;
"Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"- Taking the Lead
"Apollo 13" - Teamwork Pays Off
"Antz" - Doing Your Part
"Ice Age" - When Trust Is Gone
"Remember the Titans" - Getting to Know You
"Babe" - Earning the Right to Lead
"X-Men" - Fitting In
"Boundin'" - Self-Respect
F 512 Episode 2
"The Sandlot" - Including Others
"Seabiscuit" - Compassion
"Forrest Gump" - Sensitivity to Others
"Charlotte's Web" - Selflessness
"Finding Nemo" - Avoiding/Facing Temptation
"Bend it Like Beckham" - Keeping Your Cool
"Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" - Self-Discipline
"Seabiscuit" - Letting Go
"Chariots of Fire" - Sore Losers
"The Legend of Bagger Vance" - Honesty
"The Mighty Ducks" - Playing Fair
"Parenthood" - Having Fun
F 513 Episode 3
"Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" - The Power of Fear
"Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade" - Taking the First Step
"The Wizard of Oz" - Pretending to Be Brave
"Monsters Inc." - Overcoming Fear
"The Addams Family" - Positive Thinking
"Chariots of Fire" - Getting Back Up
"Parenthood" - The Way We See Things
"School of Rock" - Believing in Dreams
"The Secret Life of Zoey" - Helping Your Friends
"Shrek" - Friendship
"School of Rock" - Leaving Someone Behind
"Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" - Commitment
F 514 Episode 4
"Dead Poets Society" - Independent Thinking
"Teen Wolf" - Feeling Weird
"Back to the Future" - Standing Up to Power
"A Walk to Remember" - Who Are Your Friends
Facing Peer Pressure
"Drumline" - Responsibility for Others
"Sky High" - Using Popularity as a Weapon
"A Christmas Story" - Standing Up to a Dare"
"Mean Girls" - Cliques as Bullies
"Cheaper by the Dozen" - Making a Stand
"Hoot" - Communication
"The Ant Bully" - Scapegoating
"The War" - Understanding Your Enemies
F 515 Episode 5
"Akeelah & the Bee" - Giving Your All
"Star Trek: first Contact" - Taking Pride in Your Vision
"Napoleon Dynamite" - Seeking Self-Esteem
"The Rookie" - A Matter of Pride
"The Ant Bully" - Democracy
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" - The Common Good
"World Trade Center" - the Right Thing to Do
"The Spirit of America" - Who Are We?
"War Games" - Piracy
"It's a Wonderful Life" - Responsibility
"Eight Men Out" - Integrity
"Batman Begins" - Honorable Intentions
F 516 Episode 6
"Coach Carter" - Looking Ahead
"The Great Outdoors" - Perspective
"The Truman Show" - Epiphany
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"- Gone Before
"Billy Madison" - Asking for Forgiveness
"Antwone Fisher" - Healing
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" - When Anger Holds You Back
"Kicking and Screaming" - Humility
"Teen Wolf" - Caring for Others
"Bridge to Terabithia" - Reaching Out to Others
"The Incredibles" - The Price of Empathy
"Bringing Down the House" - When It's Hard to Listen
F 517 Episode 7
Making a Difference
"Pay It Forward" Trailer, The Assignment, Something Big, It's Not Fair,
"Remember the Titans" Trailer, If You Survive, Attitude Reflects Leadership, Rule It Like Titans, Make Sure They Remember, He's Better
Caring for Others
"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport" Trailer, Ursula's Birthday, A Promise, Kurt Meets His Foster Family, I Was Meant to Survive
F 518 Episode 8
Being a Faithful Citizen
"Glory" - Solidarity
"It's a Wonderful Life" - Intgegrity
"Born on the Fourth of July" - Defiance
"Saving Private Ryan" - Responsibility
F 519 FOLLOWING JESUS THROUGH THE CHURCH YEAR
23RD PUB P
An animated series designed to introduce children to the Liturgical year. Krispin, a special agent detective, travels the roads that surround the life and ministry of Jesus and picks up clues about who Jesus is and what he does.
1. Advent (8) The Advent wreath and four weeks of Advent; Isaiah; John the Baptist and shepherds.
2 Christmas (8) The census and crowded Bethlehem; shepherds and the wise men.
3 Lenten Lane (10) Nazareth and Jerusalem; the prophet Joel; Passover; Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent; the woman at the well, and Martha, Mary, and Lazarus.
4 Holy Week Crossing (9) Palm Sunday; Last Supper; Gethsemani; the arrest, trial, crucifixion, and burial of Jesus.
5 Resurrection (9) Mary tells Krispin about the morning of the resurrection; the disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus; Peter explains that Jesus continues to be with his followers through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
6. Pentecost Passage (11) Krispin attends a eucharist with Peter, listens to the story of Pentecost and goes out with Stephen, the deacon who is arrested and stoned. Saul of Tarsus is introduced prior to his conversion.
7. Christian Corner (10) Peter and Paul: Ananias in Damascus; the conversion of Paul; Peter raises Tabitha from the dead; the arrest and deliverance of Peter in Antioch.
8. Witness Way (11) Krispin journeys with Paul, attends the Council of Jerusalem and is baptized into the Christian community.
G 200 GOD WHO RECONCILES, THE
ST ANTHONY 39 S A
This video addresses the topic of reconciliation with a look at the source of all forgiveness, our reconciling God.
Story (15) -- "Pardon and Peace . . . Remembered" retells the parable of the Prodigal Son. In a contemporary story that spans three generations, three people seek to reconcile broken relationships, and find forgiveness. An update of the classic Franciscan Communications "Pardon and Peace."
Witness (6) -- an adult man tells of how he needed forgiveness from his family and how he found it with the help of God and the Church.
Teaching (7) -- Fr. Richstatter discusses the nature of sin and how we discover the reconciling God -- in Scripture, in our encounter with Christ, and in the sacramental life of the Church.
Reflection (4) -- "No Longer Strangers" by David Haas.Mary Krutko, host. Discussion guide included.
H 200 HANDING ON THE FAITH: FORMING CONFIRMATION SPONSORS
ST ANTHONY MESSENGER 30 A
Initial presentation by Greg Friedman, OFM, introducing role, asks, and experiences of being a Confirmation sponsor including canonical requirements. (3) and concludes with overview of content of video segments.
Story (8) Ephraim, a teacher of Israel, shares his story of encountering the 12-year old Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. Cartoon format which may need viewer preparation.
Witness (3) Comments by various men and women who have been confirmation sponsors and their experiences.
Teaching (7) Julie Lytle presents key points about the role of the sponsor and offers good suggestions.
Music reflection (2) would provide an excellent closing meditative prayer for any meeting with sponsors and parents of Confirmation candidates.
Guide includes questions for reflection and biliography.
J 200 JESUS OF NAZARETH
Franco Zeffirelli portrays a comprehensive overview of the life of Christ respectful of both the history and the traditions of Judaism. Depicting happenings of Christ's life from birth to resurrection, this film meshes elements from the four evangelists.
Part 1. This segment begins with the story of the annunciation and traces Jesus' life through his birth, childhood, baptism by John, early publice ministry and the call of the disciples.
Part 2. Experience the public ministry of Jesus -- his miracles, teaching, associations, including his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and the beginning of the intrigue and plot by the scribes and Pharisees to bring Jesus' ministry to a halt.
Part 3. The setting is Jerusalem, the time is Passover. This segment begins with the story of the woman caught in adultery and the cure of the centurion's servant. As the plot to arrest him thickens, Jesus cures the man born blind and gives Nicodemus his message to be born again in water and the spirit. The film continues with the narration of the events of the last supper, the arrest, trial, crucifixion and death of Jesus. Upon seeing the empty tomb, one says: "Now it all begins." The film ends as Jesus speaks with his apostles in the upper room, commissioning them to be witnesses to all the earth.
K 200-204 KIDS' TEN COMMANDMENTS
TYNDALE P I
Disney type animated series which introduces children to the Ten Commandments during the time of the sojurn in the desert. N.B. Protestant version of numbering commandments on DVD cover, however, the numbering is not presented in the DVD.
K 200 KIDS' TEN COMMANDMENTS:
THE NOT SO GOLDEN CALF
11-year-old Seth, his mom, and his quirky animal companions learn firsthand the meaning of the first commandment. While Moses is up on Mount Sinai, the people of Israel lose faith and are convinced by Hazzaka to build an idol and worship another god.
K 201 KIDS' TEN COMMANDMENTS:
THE REST IS YET TO COME
While Seth's mom is away, he gets stuck working for Jeshanah, a greedy old man who breaks the second and third commandments in his quest for riches and then suffers the consequences.
K 202 KIDS' TEN COMMANDMENTS:
A LIFE AND SETH SITUATION
Seth and his friend, Ephraim, learn the meaning of the fourth and fifth commandments. In their quest for excitement, the boys head into the desert against their parents' better advice. Dangerous journeys through a wild sandstorm and encounters with a menacing bandit and his wild jackal named Odiferous turn the boys' overnight campout into an adventure.
K 203 KIDS' TEN COMMANDMENTS:
STOLEN JEWELS, STOLEN HEARTS
Trouble comes to the Israelites' camp when Simeon, a handsome singer, literally turns the tents upside down with his lively songs and pocket-picking monkey, Martel. Simeon tries to steal the heart of another man's wife while Amos, the rat, becomes the 'fall guy' for Martel as he steals valuables from people in the camp. "Do not steal" and "do not commit adultery" - 6th and 7th commandments.
K 204 KIDS' TEN COMMANDMENTS:
TOYING WITH THE TRUTH
The finest clothes, the best toys, the coolest pet . . . Seth becomes jealous of his best friend, Ephraim, and longs to be the "boy who has everything." When he accidently breaks Ephraim's amazing one-of-a-kind toy, Seth keeps quiet and lets his friend take the blame until wise Ben-Ami, the toy maker, helps guide him to do what is right. Eighth and tenth commandments.
P 200 PREPARING CHILDREN FOR RECONCILIATION IN FOUR CREATIVE WAYS
Includes four titles previously available on separate videos.
HANDLE WITH CARE (10) I J
Five open ended live action dilemma stories help children recognize moral values. Jessica wonders if she did the right thing in buying new barrettes with money she found in a soda machine. Keith is faced with giving up his friendship with a black friend for the sake of a new friend who is prejudiced. Jimmy has to decide whether or not to return a $10 bill to its rightful owner. Monique's dilemma involves stealing and dealing with the consequences. Maria's dilemma involves competition and revenge. Discussion guide. (Video: H 001)
RICKY'S FIRST RECONCILIATION (9)
Gwen Costello actually walks children through the Rite of Penance so they will feel comfortable making their first reconciliation or celebrating the sacrament at any time.
KEVIN'S TEMPTATION (9) I
Live action vignette explores the meaning of temptation and conscience. Kevin is coaxed by a peer to steal from store. Listening to voices of his mother and father, he overcomes temptation. Introduced and followed up by a hostess who reviews the story of the temptation of Jesus, sets the context and challenges viewers to become persons they are meant to be.
CELEBRATING FORGIVENESS (17) A
Peg Bowman addresses parents whose children are preparing for first reception of the sacrament and helps them understanding the changes that have taken place in our practice. Reconciliation is more than a confession of a list of sins. The revised rite clarifies the presence of God and role of community in the sacrament. Sin includes social and cosmic aspects. Both individuals and societies are held responsible. Reconciliation must extend to the air we breath and the water we drink. Children come to understand the sacrament by first being introduced to reconciliation skills taught to them and modeled by their parents. Encourages celebration of Form 2. Includes full description and modeling by an adult of private, face to face celebration of sacrament. Family vignette sets the stage for and closes the presentation. Narration over live-action clips. Parent meeting fully developed in accompanying guide.
P 201 PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR
Supplements parish sacramental programs. The story and music reflection sections are meant to be viewed by both children and parents. The witness and teaching sections are directed to parents.
Story (15) "The Festival Fabric," by Judith Dunlap tells how two children in an extended family learn that their misdeeds affect the rest of the family and that they must seek reconciliation to restore harmony. Narration over still shots of original artwork.
Witness (3) Parents relate their experience of preparing their children to celebrate the sacrament.
Teaching (7) Tom Richstatter, OFM emphasizes the Good News of reconciliation
Reflection (6) Original song-story "Johnny's Tears" models how Jesus extends God's forgiving love in the sacramental moment.
Program hosted by Mary Krutko who introduces each section. On-screen discussion questions. Guide includes background and suggestions for use.
P 202 PARDON, PEACE AND STORIES OF RECONCILIATION
FRANCISCAN COMMUNICATIONS P I J S A
Classic videos now on one DVD - also in Spanish.
PARDON AND PEACE REMEMBERED (15) J S A
Retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son. When John gives a ride to David, a runaway youth hitchhiking home, he has no way to anticipate how deeply his life will be affected by their brief encounter. David's desire to be reconciled with his family and willingness to ask for forgiveness -- along with his family's welcome at his homecoming -- so impress the older man that he also decides to reconcile with his parents after 62 years. As John shares these stories of reconciliation with his teenage granddaughter some 15 years later, he helps her to gain perspective on her own problems. This is an updated and expanded version of the classic "Pardon and Peace." Highly recommended for parent meetings and youth classes on reconciliation.
Sandy disobeys her parents by taking her skateboard to a very steep hill. She narrowly escapes a serious accident. Her parents help her to learn that people who love us make rules because they care and, having broken a rule, Sandy must face the consequences.
This is a delightful story about thirteen first graders, a gruff bus driver and their trip to the zoo. It is a happy event until one of the children gets lost. The gruff (and now weary) bus driver finds new energy and searches with single-minded concern for his problem child. All ends well with balloons, popcorn and celebration. The video is a modern version of the lost sheep parable.
WAY HOME, THE
This video is a modern version of the prodigal son parable. It focuses on the dutiful older brother, who has a tough time dealing with his feelings, especially those for his father and younger brother. It is very well done.
S 202 SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, THE
T 200 TEACH US TO PRAY
FRANCISCAN COMMUNICATIONS DVD (134) S A
Includes four titles previously available on separate videos. Guide available online at Catalog.AmericanCatholic.org/guide
PRAYING THE PSALMS
1. Story (14) Producer Greg Friedman, OFM interviews composer David Haas who both discusses the psalms and performs several examples.
2. Witness (5) Members of the choir of St. Agnes Church in Cincinnati, under the direction of Reginald Butler share their experiences of singing and praying.
3. Teaching (9) Gloria Hutchinson offers an overview of the psalms, discusses the attitudes of the psalmist, and encourages viewers to pray a simple version of the Liturgy of the Hours which she outlines.
4. Music Reflection (3) David Haas performs his Psalm 139.
Mary Krutco acts as hostess for the program. The program video includes on screen discussion questions. Video P-040
PRAYING THE ROSARY
Mary Krutco hosts this Catholic Update program.
1. Story. (16) Four Schneider friars relate the devotion of their missionary uncle to the rosary. However, their recollections are also about faith, religious vocation, missionary activity and community.
Witness. (4) A variety of Catholics give testimony about their praying the rosary.
Teaching. (9) Gloria Hutchinson describes the rosary as a sacramental, tells its history and teaches the viewer the mysteries and how to pray the rosary.
Music (6) Sing of Mary, Stabat Mater, and Hail Holy Queen, as arranged by Bobby Fisher are played as a background to illustrations of the fifteen mysteries as a group recites the Hail Mary in mantra fashion in many languages. Excellent for RCIA and small faith sharing groups. Video P-028
PRAYING OUR QUESTIONS
After an introduction by hostess Mary Krutco who also bridges the various segments the
Story (14) is made up of three vignettes: Paula, a diabled woman, talks about praying our angry questions; Susan and her husband Joe who has just been downsized talk about questioning God's will; and, Dan who is recently widowed seeks direction and purpose.
Witness (5) Bill and Jane Frantz talk about bringing their questions -- big and small -- to God in prayer.
Teaching (8) Father Greg Friedman shares is own experience of searching for answers when life offers only questions. He also discusses the story of the man born blind and Jesus' modeling prayer in Gethsemane and on the cross.
Music reflection (5) Lori True performs her son "I Cry to You" based on Psalm 77. Video P-041
BEFRIENDING GOD IN PRAYER
Mary Krutco, host, introduces this program by suggesting the analogy between human friendship and our relationship with God as seen especially in John's gospel. Questions prepare viewer for story segment.
Story (8) Janelle has prepared a photo album for her friend Gretchen's 40th birthday. Together they reminisce over the ups and downs of their 20 year relationship.
Witness (3) Ten people offer viewers descriptions of their relationship with God.
Teaching (8) Greg Friedman, OFM describes the Bible as a history of friendship and focuses on John 13-17. Because of Jesus, we can approach God with a new language, that of friendship. Both friends and God care, challenge and understand.
Music video (5) Clip from David Haas Glory Days concert -- "My Song Will Be For You Forever"
Suggested as an introduction to prayer for older youth, adults, RCIA. Video B-019
T 201 TEEN SCENES AND MORE TEEN SCENES
Produced in 2002, this program presents eight open-ended scenarios for use as discussion starters. The scenes are realistic and well acted.
1. Plagiarism (7) A football star and potential sport scholarship candidate faces dismissal from the team for poor grades. He is tempted to turn in a paper discovered on the web.
2. Shoplifting (5) Three girls getting ready for the big dance are looking at jewelry in a mall. Two of the girls tempt the third to lift a necklace.
3. Peer Pressure (3) Three boys are talking by their lockers when the girlfriend of one of them complains about her treatment by another boy. In her defense, two of the boys plan to jump him after school and are pressuring the third to join them.
4. Gossip/Cliques (5) Three girls are gossiping together in the cafeteria. Two of them start dissing another girl and expect the third to join in.
5. Bullies (3) Three girls are talking about an upcoming sleep over when two of them bully a younger girl out of her lunch money. Disappointed that it is so little, they want the third to check her bag for more and ask "Are you with us or against us?"
6. Chastity (5) Jen is having difficulty with her boyfriend who wants more than she feels ready for. One friend encourages her to give him what he wants, while the other friend expresses her doubts over this course.
7. Alcohol (4) Janet and her boyfriend arrive at a house party where everyone is drinking. she must choose whether to follow her own conscience or please her boyfriend.
8. Racism (5) In the cafeteria, Will's friends are complaining about special treatment for those who are from "south of the border." When a girl from another table comes over to defend special help for new immigrants, Will has to decide which side he is on.
U 200 UNDERSTANDING THE SACRAMENTS
ST ANTHONY MESSENGER
As Jesus revealed to us the invisible God, so our celebrations of
the sacraments reveal Christ to the world today. Four segments
which can be shown independently. Group discussion question at
end of each segment.
Story (10) -- Nancy and Conrad Kolis, parents of five children, explain how they discovered what "sacrament" means through both the happy and sad events during their marriage, especially the death at childbirth of their first child, Elaine.
Witness (5 min) -- collage of interviews
Teaching (5 min) -- Tom Richstatter, OFM raises questions of what God is really like and where we find God and discusses sacraments and liturgy as the expression of the Body of Christ, events which make Christ visible to the world. Jesus is at the heart of our rituals and the Scriptures play a central role in our celebrations.
Musical reflection (3 min) Liturgical dance to "Be Light for Our Eyes" by David Haas.
Study guide included. Mary Krutco, host.
U 201 UNDERSTANDING THE MASS:
A KID'S POINT OF VIEW
ANCHOR PRODUCTIONS 40 P I
Rev. Gerald Horan, OSM dialogues with a young boy and a young girl as he explains vesture, furnishings, ministers and the major parts of the Mass. This DVD would take the place of a "teaching Mass" and, actually, would be much better since there are reviews and words appear on screen. It is broken into four parts:
(1) Silent screen prompts and texts for dialogue and major prayers
(2) Liturgy of the Word (15)
(3) Liturgy of the Eucharist (15)
(4) Silent screening of Mass assembly prayer texts
Produced in Orange County, CA in 2011with new Mass texts.
Y 500 YOUR BABY'S BAPTISM
2012 update of classic video. Bishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis offers words of introduction to parents and godparents. Fr. Jim Deiters explains the sacrament of Baptism as he dialogues with three couples. The program includes live clips of a baptism. Points of instruction include: the sacrament, Baptismal font, Introductory Ritual, Liturgy of the Word, Intercessions and Litany of the Saints, Exorcism and Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens, Baptismal Promises, water Baptism, anointing with chrism, presentation of white robe, presentation of candle, and final blessing. The program also responds to the following FAQs: (1) who can be a godparent? (2) what are the godparents' responsibilities? (3) what does it mean to 'wash away original sin'? (4) why does the Church baptize infants? (5) why not confirm when we baptize? Lisa Hendey of "Catholic Moms" offers words of encouragement and advice to parents as the first teachers of their children.
C 502 CHRISTMAS CAROL, A - 100 minutes
F 510 FORSYTE SAGA, THE - 700 minutes
M 501 MOBY DICK - 120 minutes