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Lending Library

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The Lending Library of the Office for Evangelization (OFE) is an ongoing resource program specifically designed for the parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark. The OFE houses a variety of DVD programs that are available for loan on a temporary basis. Below is a listing of what is currently available along with a short description, how many sessions per program, length of each program, and other details. Pastors, administrators, and ministry leaders are encouraged to contact the office to learn more about each DVD program. The Office for Evangelization will meet with pastors and ministry leaders who require a more in depth discussion regarding which DVD program is best for their parish.

For more information or to speak with someone about these and other programs, please call Marissa Espinosa 973-497-4013 or email marissa.espinosa@rcan.org

Description of Terms:

Sessions: the number of sessions which are included in the DVD program

Session Length: overall length of time it takes to go through one session (prayer, reflection, viewing, discussion, breaks, ending)

DVD Length (mins): number of minutes per session

Audience: who the program is geared towards-Adult, Teen, Children, Young Adult, Women,

Language: notes which language the program is in - English, Spanish, other

Group Discussion: whether group discussion material is included

Website: will give a direct link to the product

Publisher: will give the publishing company

Price: cost of DVD packet and what is included.

Any additional information regarding specific programs can be found online.

 

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For PDF's per subject matter (Bible Study, Women, Teen, etc) COMING SOON! 

 


BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

Catholicism: The New Evangelization by Brandon Vogt & Peggy Pandaleon, based on the documentary created by Bishop Robert Barron.

The Catholic Faith is not about myths or legends, symbols or literary devices. It is an encounter with Jesus Christ. Throughout history, the call of Christ has sent people to the corners of the earth with a message of great joy; a message that has built civilizations, inspired cultures, and even sent some to prisons or their graves. We have the same call: sharing the New Evangelization. This documentary series from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire continues the story of CATHOLICISM, exploring the Church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. In the original CATHOLICISM series, Bishop Barron took us on a journey around the world and deep into the Faith. Now, experience this Faith in action in CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization. This 90-minute film defines the “New Evangelization" and takes us on a fascinating tour to witness examples of new ardor, new expressions, and new methods of evangelization in action. 

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 1 hour each

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $99.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete Study Guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 40 Prayer Cards for the New Evangelization. Student workbook sold separately $24.95.

 

Conversion by Bishop Robert Barron, written by Amy Welborn

In this film and study program, Bishop Robert Barron illuminates six biblical stories of conversion, demonstrating how six ordinary people, just like you, were met by Jesus where they were and called to a better life through him. The common theme in each story is the turning of all one's attention and energy toward an ever deeper, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sessions: 7

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $64.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader’s Guide; 40 prayer cards. Student workbooks sold separately $14.95

 

David the King by Bishop Robert Barron, written by Dr. Jacob Wood.

David is the paradigmatic king in the Old Testament. His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings. Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets. The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship...but whose actual reign defied expectation. King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $129.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 2 Samuel paperback; 10 Called to Kingship booklets. Student workbook sold separately $24.95.

 

Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence by Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ's presence in our lives and the centrality of the Eucharist as an important part of that presence. So many believers do not understand the Eucharist, which Vatican II said is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” This fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light its reality as sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion with God, and the real presence of Christ.

Sessions: 4

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $64.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); Paperback Eucharist book. Student workbook sold separately $14.95.

 

The Mystery of God: Who God is and Why He Matters by Bishop Robert Barron, written by Trent Horn and Peggy Pandaleon

Who is God? Why does he matter? You'll not only discover the answers yourself but also how to share them with others, especially those who no longer believe. Over the course of six sessions, you'll reach into our rich intellectual tradition. Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, you'll uncover a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by “God."

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $99.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader’s Guide; 10 Pocket Guide to Answering Atheists. Student workbooks sold separately $24.95

 

Priest, Prophet, King by Bishop Robert Baron, written by Carl Olson and Peggy Pandaleon

Who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One; the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. Through the presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.

Sessions: 6                                             

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $99.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 40 prayer cards. Student workbook sold separately $24.95

 

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues by Bishop Robert Barron

Join Bishop Robert Barron for this engaging presentation concerning the seven deadly sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship with God and one another. Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins correspond to the seven levels of Dante’s Mt. Purgatory.  Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Gluttony, Avarice, and Lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness. However, Bishop Barron shows us how to counteract these seven sinful patterns through a conscious process of opposition, which are the “seven lively virtues." The seven lively virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $64.95. Pack includes: 1-Disc DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 20 Examination of Conscience cards

 

Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness by Bishop Robert Barron

Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what our Creator desires for us.

Bishop Robert Barron paints the beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:

1.  Finding the Center
2.  Knowing You’re a Sinner
3.  Realizing Your Life is Not About You

Sessions: 7

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 25

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: : $64.95. Pack includes: 2-Disc DVD set in English and Spanish; Leader Guide; the book The Strangest Way. Student Book $14.95

 

 


BIBLE STUDY

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom is a rich Bible study that shows how the Church, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, is empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the work of Christ in the world. The book of Acts portrays the Church as teaching, preaching, and healing in the same way that Jesus did. It follows the journeys of the apostles as they preach the Good News and expand the Kingdom of Heaven throughout the earth. The Acts of the Apostles also provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.

Sessions: 20

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press 

Price: $199.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation by Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray and Sarah Christmyer

The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study program is designed in such a way that anyone can make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. Hundreds of thousands of people have found new meaning in their lives after going through The Great Adventure Bible studies. The key to understanding the Bible is finding the story that ties it all together. The Great Adventure Bible Timeline learning system makes the complex simple by helping you to uncover the story woven through Scripture, so that you can make sense of it.

Sessions: 24

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $199.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

Come and See Catholic Bible Study series Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D

Especially designed for families to do together, the Come and See Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in classrooms, home study, or parish catechesis. This series uses inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application. The Come and See series is ideal for group or personal Scripture Study.

Sessions: Various workbooks

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): Accompanying/sold separately

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.stpaulcenter.com

Publisher: St Paul Center

Price: $24.95 each book; $99.95 Accompanying DVD sold separately.

Genesis by Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - Come and See: Genesis presents the fifty chapters of Genesis in a twenty-two chapter format. The intriguing commentary offers a view of creation that respects natural science, biology, geology, and anthropology. Pope Benedict XVI’s writings augment the commentaries.

Moses and the Torah by Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - Come and See: Moses and the Torah highlights four of five books of the Torah, the “law” given by God to Moses. Learn how God reveals Himself to Moses, delivers His chosen people from slavery in Egypt, and gives the law that will govern their lives. Study the relevant passages of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy over the course of twenty-two lessons to deepen your understanding of salvation history.

David and the Psalms by Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - Come and See: David and the Psalms is a Catholic Bible study that covers the the Book of Psalms, Ruth, and 1 and 2 Samuel. As author Fr. Joseph L. Ponessa explains, “Praying the Psalms is Davidic, Christ-like, and godly.” This study provides rich context and background to important books of the Old Testament, relating them to the New Testament and the life of the Church today.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel by Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D., Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D, and Sharon Doran, M.A. - Come and See: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel is a Catholic Bible study that chronicles the experience of God’s Chosen people. The author commentary guides you through the Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Hosea, Amos, and Obadiah and explains the history and spiritual lessons recorded in these books of Sacred Scripture.

The Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke) by Msgr. Jan Majernik, S.T.D., Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - Come and See: The Synoptics invites you on a journey through the Holy Land and the Gospel texts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Drawing from both biblical archeology and the writings of the early Church Fathers, this study compares parallel passages from the three Synoptic Gospels to construct a vivid picture of the life and mission of Jesus Christ.

The Gospel of Mark by Most Rev Jan Liesen, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - Come and See: The Gospel of Mark examines the life and ministry of Jesus Christ according to St. Mark. The authors helpful commentary on Mark’s narration of the Good News highlights the healings, parables, teachings, exorcisms, and miracles of Jesus that underline the Gospel writer’s important message: that Jesus is the Son of God.

The Gospel of John by Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - The Scripture scholarship of Fr. Joseph Ponessa and the teaching expertise of Laurie Manhardt have again produced an exceptional Catholic Bible study, The Gospel of John. The authors employ both inductive and deductive teaching methods to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of the Gospel. They take nothing for granted as they open the Book of John and the teaching of the Church in a manner both didactic and inspirational.

Acts and Letters by Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - Come and See: Acts and Letters is a Catholic Bible study that covers the Acts of the Apostles and ten Pauline letters: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Philippians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Romans, Galatians, Colossians, and Philemon. This study reveals the relationship between the history presented in Acts and the emergence of the Church chronicled through the letters of St. Paul.

Prophets and Apostles by Fr Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D. and Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph,D - Come and See: Prophets and Apostles renews interest in the important messages of various prophets and apostles. This Bible study looks at the letters of James, John, Peter, and other apostles and the books of Habakkuk, Nahum, Michah, Daniel, and other Old Testament prophets.

 

David the King by Bishop Robert Barron, written by Dr. Jacob Wood.

David is the paradigmatic king in the Old Testament. His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings. Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets. The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship...but whose actual reign defied expectation.

King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $129.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 2 Samuel paperback; 10 Called to Kingship booklets. Student workbook sold separately $24.95.

 

Exodus: Call to Freedom by Tim Gray and Scott Powell

The Exodus can be viewed as the defining moment in Israel's history, for it was then that God called Israel out of slavery in Egypt and to a life of freedom as His people. Exodus: Called to Freedom looks through the lens of Christ and the Church to show that, more than just seeking to free His people from the domination of Pharaoh, God desired to free His people from the far more sinister tyranny of sin, so they could live the authentic freedom that belongs to children of God. Because of this, the Exodus story is not just Israel's story, it is our story as well; it tells us who God is and what He calls us to be.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community by Tim Gray

The conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. With divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials of the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much-needed message for our own times. First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community explores the key elements that the apostle Paul introduced to a new and growing Church. St. Paul taught the Corinthians about the nature of grace and the Church as the Body of Christ. In addition, he introduced the Corinthian Christians to the most powerful gift of all, the Eucharist.

Sessions: 11

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

Galatians: Set Free to Live by Jeff Cavins and Gayle Somers

Paul’s letter to the Galatians speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: “What must we do to be saved?” This fascinating letter reveals the merciful love that God the Father has for us, his children. It speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us, and it explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice through faith and love. Galatians is a study that will reignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

James: Pearls for Wise Living by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer

James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. This study offers "pearls for wise living" by applying the wisdom of James to the present day. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.

Sessions: 11

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom is an exciting study that explores the life and mission of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel. Matthew demonstrates how the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament are fulfilled in Christ, who establishes a New Law and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Participants will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who relives the life and struggles of Israel to become the faithful and victorious King. Set in the rich context of Jesus' Jewish culture, this study will help participants understand who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today. Matthew is an ideal follow-up study to the basic narrative of Scripture taught in The Bible Timeline study.

Sessions: 24

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $199.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy by Thomas Smith and Sarah Christmyer

If we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride, then the prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors.” They afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom, and show us how to share him with others.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

Psalms: School of Prayer by Jeff Cavins, Sarah Christmyer and Tim Gray

With Psalms: The School of Prayer, The Great Adventure moves from telling the Story to making it personal. While the historical books of the Bible recount God's creative and redemptive acts in history, the Psalms reveal Israel's response to God's covenant offer and serve as a model for our response to Him. Indeed, one could say that the historical books tell the "outside" of the story of Israel by giving an historical perspective, while the Psalms tell the "inside" story, which comes from the deeply personal perspective of one who is seeking God. Our communication with God is enhanced by a deeper understanding of the book of Psalms and of the individual psalms that reside in each of our hearts.

Sessions: 11

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an intriguing study that shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. Here you will discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean. You will see how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the "end times." It is a revelation of God as our Divine Bridegroom and the Church as his spotless Bride, forever united in a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage that we enter into every time we celebrate the Mass.

Sessions: 11

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00. Pack includes DVD and Study Set

 

The Turning Point: Eight Encounters with Jesus that will Change Your Life by Dr. Allan Hunt

The Turning Point is a nine-session Bible study experience that’s perfect for people who want to get to know Jesus in the Scriptures but don’t know where to start. This study will introduce you to people and stories in the Gospel of John that you won’t find anywhere else in the Bible: the woman at the well; a man named Nicodemus; the woman caught in adultery; and Lazarus, the friend Jesus raised from the dead. You’ll read stories about Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana, Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, and Peter’s marvelous redemption after he denies Jesus three times. The people in these stories were transformed by their encounters with Jesus. By entering into their miraculous stories, you will encounter Jesus in a personal way and develop a deeper relationship with him that will transform your everyday life.

Sessions: 9

Session Length each (hrs): 75 minutes

DVD Length (mins): 15

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 (Cost of shipping)

 

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmeyer

This eight-part study (30-minute sessions) provides the easiest way to understand the Bible. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible makes the complex simple. It helps you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you - a love that you are now called to share with others. You will: Make sense of the Bible and see how it relates to your everyday life; Discover the remarkable connections between the Old and New Testaments; See how the sacraments, the Church and our entire Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture… and much more!

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes DVD Set; Student Workbook; Leader’s Guide

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY

Come and See “Kids” series, ages 3-7.

Especially designed for families to do together, the Come and See Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in classrooms, home study, or parish catechesis. This series uses inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application. The Come and See series is ideal for group or personal Scripture Study.

Sessions: Various workbooks

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): None

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.stpaulcenter.com

Publisher: St Paul Center

Price: $11.95 each book; 

In the Beginning by Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D - Come and See Kids: In the Beginning is designed especially to nourish the faith of Catholics ages 3-7. Children will learn about the lives of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and more.

Friends of God by Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D - Come and See Kids: Friends of God is designed especially to nourish the faith of Catholics ages 3-7. The Ten Commandments and traditional Catholic prayers are presented in an age-appropriate manner. Each chapter includes a Bible story and memory verse, an illustration to color, perforated pages for easy removal, and a simple craft idea.

The Life of Jesus by Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D - Bring the Bible to life for young children! The Life of Jesus, written for pre-school and early elementary school children, is fun and easy to use. It is instructional and solidly Catholic and includes helpful aids for parent or teacher.

 

Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday by Brian Butler, Jason Evert, Colin and Aimee MacIver

Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is more than a Bible study program. It is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of middle school aged kids. Designed specifically for 6th to 8th grades, Encounter uses the color-coded Bible Timeline learning system to reveal the story of our faith and God’s plan for our lives. As your students are drawn into this story they will come to a new and profound understanding of who God is. Most importantly they will see God not as a distant doctrinal concept, but as a loving Father who desires a meaningful and lasting encounter with them.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Middle School, 6th – 8th grade

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes 4-DVD Set; Student Workbook; Leader’s Guide

 

The Great Adventure Storybook: A Walk Through the Catholic Bible (Middle School) by Emily Cavins, Lisa Bromschwig, Regina Neville, Linda Wandrei

The Great Adventure Storybook helps students, children, and families read through the Bible together using the same color-coding and chronological approach as the adult Great Adventure Bible Timeline. This beautifully illustrated resource introduces God’s love story to children while helping them to understand how the Catholic Church is the body of Christ on Earth—and shows them what part they play in God’s plan. Build a foundation of faith with your family today! 

The Great Adventure Storybook: Connects the Bible with the Catholic Faith beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation; Guides the reading through selected Bible verses with Bible Reading Checklists; Ties in important elements of the Catholic Faith with helpful icons.

Sessions: Book format

Session Length each (hrs):

DVD Length (mins):

Audience: Middle School

Language: English

Group Discussion:

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $24.95 book available only

 


TEEN BIBLE STUDY

The Teen Timeline by Mark Hart

The Teen Timeline —or T3— is the teen version of the revolutionary Great Adventure Bible Timeline learning system that hundreds of thousands of Catholic adults have used to learn the Bible. Dynamic teen presenter Mark Hart makes the Bible come alive for Catholic teens by unpacking God’s Word in a way they can relate to. T3 teaches teens the Bible by showing them the “big picture” of salvation history. When young students of the Bible first understand the “story,” they are eager to learn more. The net result: teens begin to wrap their minds and hearts around the Scriptures. They come to see the Bible as a relevant part of their lives.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teenagers/High school

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Starter Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook 

 

T3: Acts – The Keys and the Sword by Mark Hart

T3 Acts: The Keys and the Sword equips teens with a foundational understanding of the main characters, doctrines, events, and journeys that make up this incredible "gospel of the Holy Spirit." Beginning with the Ascension and Pentecost, these four sessions offer a deeper look at Sts. Peter and Paul, the evolution of the early Christian Church, the call to evangelization, the sacramental ministry, the first Christian communities, the trials of an evangelist, the call to offer our lives as a living witness, and much more.

Sessions: 4

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teenagers/High school

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook

 

T3: Matthew – Thy Kingdom Come by Mark Hart

Created and hosted by popular author and youth speaker, Mark Hart, Matthew: Thy Kingdom Come picks up where T3 left off, as Mark takes your teens on an in-depth journey into the heart of God. Follow along as the group encounters the authentic Jesus of the gospels. Enter into the drama of Christ’s family tree, the birth of our Savior, His duel in the desert with Satan, and the life-changing truths of His Sermon on the Mount. Experience Jesus’ ministry unfold through His miracles and parables. Be there as our Lord triumphantly enters into Jerusalem on His way to the cross, tomb, and resurrection. Your teens will feel like they are walking along with the apostles, as they learn about the inception of the Catholic Church, the papacy, and the sacraments, firsthand.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teenagers/High school

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook

 

T3: Revelation – The Lion and the Lamb by Mark Hart

The book of Revelation has captured the interest of modern adults and teens alike. With all that has been written and sensationalized in recent novels and films, this has become the most talked about (and most misunderstood) book in Sacred Scripture. But what exactly does our Church teach about this seemingly “cryptic” book of the Bible and how in the world do we begin to break open something so complex with our Catholic teenagers? T3 Revelation: The Lion and the Lamb unpacks the myths about Revelation, the end times, the mark of the beast, and so much more. T3 Revelation gives your teens an invaluable foundation for understanding the book of Revelation, while pointing out its modern significance, practical application, and daily relevance to a teenager’s life. In each of the four lessons, Mark skillfully unpacks the book’s main points and key chapters, while continually referring to the wisdom offered by our Catholic faith.

Sessions: 4

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teenagers/High school

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook

 


CATECHESIS - TEEN

Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith by Chris Stefanick and Ron Bolster

Chosen: This Is Your Catholic Faith takes young people on a journey through the entire Catholic faith in all its richness and vitality. Teens will be captivated by the story, from Creation all the way through salvation history, and they will come to see how the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life. The goal of this 24-lesson program is nothing short of winning over the hearts of teens and making them lifelong disciples of Christ. Chosen’s carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and classroom experience. Featuring twelve of the top youth experts in the Church today and filmed in more than 50 locations, Chosen is unlike any program available in the Church today.

Sessions: 24

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 20

Audience: Teenagers/High school

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $199.00 Pack includes DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook

 

VCAT (Video Catechism) by ODB Films

Today, millions are asking: “Why should I care about being Catholic?” Our response is the Video Catechism (VCAT)—60 engaging short films that are relevant, entertaining, and compel you to live the Faith. A one-of-a-kind collaboration between ODB Films and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, the VCAT answers today’s tough questions: “What happens when I die?” “What is God’s mercy?” “Is pornography really that bad?” “Does marriage matter?” “How do I mourn the loss of a loved one?” “How do I pray?” “How do I become holy?” The four volumes in this collection coincide with the four sections of the Catechism: Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. At 3 to 8 minutes in length, VCAT films can be used in any setting as stand-alone content or as the complement to a theme night, a speaker, or a lesson plan. Pastors, catechists, religion teachers, and youth ministers will celebrate the creativity and relevance of their content.

Sessions: 60; each chapter is between 3-8 minutes.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Teens

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.odbfilms.com

Publisher: ODB Films

Price: $114.90. Packs includes: DVD; Discussion Guide


 

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catholicism 101: Essentials for the Journey by Jeff Cavins

Whether you are a cradle Catholic, a recent convert, or just interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, this series is for you. Jeff Cavins explains the basics of Catholicism in ten dynamic 60-minute presentations. Drawing upon the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as entertaining personal anecdotes, Cavins makes the Catholic faith come alive. Perfect for a parish Bible study program.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 60

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.jeffcavins.com

Publisher: Excorde Media

Price: $159.95 – Comes with all DVDs

 

Pillar 1: The Creed by Sean Innerst

This twelve-part program explores the second section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacraments. Pillar I: The Creed provides the foundation needed to begin the four-part journey through the complete Pillars series. The Creed opens up the structure of the Catechism and shows how it is far more than a list of “faith facts,” but instead a sure map for their journey of faith. For group or private study.

Sessions: 12

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 45

Audience: Adults

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00 Pack includes DVD set; Study Set; Leader’s Binder

 

Pillar II: Sacraments by Sean Innerst

Pillar II: Sacraments is a 12-part study that guides participants through the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Not only will you learn about the power and purpose of the sacraments, you’ll also discover how these fonts of inexhaustible grace can transform your life, providing strength, healing, and hope. Your Group will: Discover the sacraments as the source and power of grace Jesus gave us to face life’s struggles, challenges, and temptations; Learn about the sacraments’ biblical origins; Understand how the Eucharist foreshadows Christ’s second coming; See how the sacraments mystically transport us into the actual events of Christ’s ministry; Learn how the ancient Jewish Temple can be seen as a prefigurement of the Mass; Discover how both holy orders and marriage are ordered “towards the salvation of others”... and much more!

Sessions: 12

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 45

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00 DVD set, Leader’s Binder, Study Set

 

Unlocking the Beauty of The Catechism: The Creed, Part 1 & 2 by Christopher Ruff

Unlocking the Beauty of the Catechism, The Creed: Part One - Part of the Discipleship Series of small-group resources, this resource makes the Catechism of the Catholic Church accessible and exciting by breaking it down into manageable segments and providing simple but engaging summaries, vocabulary aids, prayers and discussion questions that show the relevance of its beautiful teachings to daily life.  Featuring 8 concise sessions, The Creed: Part One explores the first half of the “Profession of Faith” as presented in the Catechism, from God’s first Revelation through the Public Ministry of Christ. The Creed: Part Two explores the second half of the Profession of Faith as presented in the Catechism, from Christ’s death and Resurrection to the Final Judgment and Life Everlasting.

Sessions: 8 per book

Session Length each (hrs): 2

Book format.

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.discipleshipseries.com

Publisher: Novo Millenio Press

Price: $14.95 each. Bulk pricing available. $9.95 Facilitator guide sold separately.


 

CATHOLICISM

Catholicism 101: Essentials for the Journey by Jeff Cavins

Whether you are a cradle Catholic, a recent convert, or just interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, this series is for you. Jeff Cavins explains the basics of Catholicism in ten dynamic 60-minute presentations. Drawing upon the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as entertaining personal anecdotes, Cavins makes the Catholic faith come alive. Perfect for a parish Bible study program.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 60

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.jeffcavins.com

Publisher: Excorde Media

Price: $159.95 – Comes with all DVDs

 

Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron, written by Carl E. Olson

Journey around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith in all its richness, history, beauty, goodness, and truth in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography. Travel with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. You'll be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture, claiming more than one billion of Earth’s people. From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda; from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City; the fullness of CATHOLICISM is revealed.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 60

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $199.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); Catholicism book; 40 prayer cards for the New Evangelization; Faith Clips DVD. Student workbook sold separately $24.95.

 

Catholicism: The New Evangelization by Brandon Vogt & Peggy Pandaleon, based on the documentary created by Bishop Barron.

The Catholic Faith is not about myths or legends, symbols or literary devices. It is an encounter with Jesus Christ. Throughout history, the call of Christ has sent people to the corners of the earth with a message of great joy; a message that has built civilizations, inspired cultures, and even sent some to prisons or their graves. We have the same call: sharing the New Evangelization. This documentary series from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire continues the story of CATHOLICISM, exploring the Church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. In the original CATHOLICISM series, Bishop Barron took us on a journey around the world and deep into the Faith. Now, experience this Faith in action in CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization. This 90-minute film defines the “New Evangelization" and takes us on a fascinating tour to witness examples of new ardor, new expressions, and new methods of evangelization in action. 

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 1 hour

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $99.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete Study Guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 40 Prayer Cards for the New Evangelization. Student workbook sold separately $24.95.

 

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players by Bishop Robert Barron

This sequel to the legendary CATHOLICISM series includes the Emmy-nominated Michelangelo episode, and has aired hundreds of times on public television stations. You'll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned, and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church. See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where Bl. John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. And through unprecedented HD footage, marvel at the extraordinary art of Michelangelo, from his David statue in Florence, to the Pietà at St. Peter's, to the Sistine Chapel.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $229.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete Study Guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 120 Prayer Cards; Paperback book Praying with the Pivotal Players by Amy Welborn.


 

CHRISTLIFE

Discovering Christ by Dave Nodar and Rev Erik Arnold

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 35

Audience: Adult

Language: English; Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.christlife.org

Publisher: ChristLife

Price: $160.00 The Basic Kit includes the DVD set, the Team Training Resource, the How to Run the Course Guide, the Facilitator’s Guide, the Participant’s Guide, and the book Discover Christ.

For $460.00 receive the Complete Kit with all of the above plus the Printing License.  

 

Discovering Christ Team Training Resource by Dave Nodar and Rev Erik Arnold

The Discovering Christ Team Training Resource is an essential tool to spiritually and practically equip your parish or ministry to effectively run Discovering Christ. The Team Training Resource includes a 3­-disc DVD set containing the training talks, and a downloadable companion guide which you can print or digitally share with your team. The effectiveness of the course is largely based on a well­-organized, well­-trained, and spiritually vibrant team. This training resource teaches the fundamental principles for a fruitful Discovering Christ course. 

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.christlife.org

Publisher: ChristLife

Price: $60.00 Pack includes DVD set and downloadable companion guide.

 

Following Christ by Dave Nodar, Rev Erik Arnold and Ally Ascosi

Following Christ helps those who have completed Discovering Christ to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through the grace of God by praying together, teaching, and supporting one another in some of the basic disciplines and truths practiced by Christians since the early Church.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 35

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.christlife.org

Publisher: ChristLife

Price: $150.00 The Basic Kit includes the DVD set, the Team Training Resource, the How to Run the Course Guide, the Facilitator’s Guide, the Participant’s Guide, and the book Discover Christ.

For $420.00 receive the Complete Kit with all of the above plus the Printing License. 

 

Sharing Christ by Dave Nodar, Rev Erik Arnold and Dianne Davis

Sharing Christ focuses on personal or friendship evangelization, sharing our relationship with Jesus in our daily encounters with people. The course helps to develop an attitude of the heart that moves us to be open to share the Good News we have experienced anytime and anywhere.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 35

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.christlife.org

Publisher: ChristLife

Price: $125.00 The Basic Kit includes the DVD set, the Team Training Resource, the How to Run the Course Guide, the Facilitator’s Guide, the Participant’s Guide, and the book Discover Christ.

For $395.00 receive the Complete Kit with all of the above plus the Printing License. 


 

CHURCH HISTORY

EPIC: A Journey through Church History by Steve Weidenkopf and Dr. Alan Schreck

This exciting 20-part DVD series takes you through the major people, places, and events that make up the history of the Catholic Church. See the glory of the Church founded by Christ and understand where you fit into this Epic story.

Sessions: 20

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00 Pack includes DVD Set and Study Set (includes Student Workbook, Epic Timeline Chart, and Epic Timeline Bookmark)


 

CONFIRMATION

Chosen: Your Journey Towards Confirmation by Christopher West

Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation is a twenty-four-lesson program that provides everything you need to prepare your students both intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to become lifelong disciples of Christ. All too often we see teens drift away from the Church after Confirmation. Chosen seeks to reverse this trend by winning over the hearts of teens at a critical time in their lives and keeping them firmly planted within the faith community of the Church. Chosen’s carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and classroom experience. Guides for leaders, parents, and sponsors––as well as additional online resources––make Chosen unlike any program available in the Church today.

Sessions: 24

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $199.00. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide; Student Workbook; Sponsor’s Guide; Parent’s Guide.

 

Decision Point by Dynamic Catholic

Most young Catholics are disengaged. Engaging them is therefore the first step. Until they are engaged it doesn’t matter how much information you download on them; they simply will not absorb it and make it their own. There are many programs that faithfully present the teachings of the Church. But that alone is not enough. While presenting the Church’s teachings faithfully is essential, it is also critically important that they be presented in ways that are engaging, accessible, and relevant. This is the process Dynamic Catholic worked through to develop this engaging, robust workbook. This is not just any other book. One look at it Dynamic Catholic hopes you can see this. The hope is that Confirmation Candidates will treasure this workbook and make it their own. They have created plenty of space for them to write all over this book and use the journal pages to jot down their personal thoughts and experiences as they prepare for their Confirmation day.

Sessions: 12

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 45

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 S&H – Starter Pack comes with all DVDs, Leader Workbook ($6.95 ea) and Student Workbook ($4.95 ea).


 

CONVERSION

Conversion by Very Rev Robert Barron, written by Amy Welborn

In this film and study program, Bishop Robert Barron illuminates six biblical stories of conversion, demonstrating how six ordinary people, just like you, were met by Jesus where they were and called to a better life through him. The common theme in each story is the turning of all one's attention and energy toward an ever deeper, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sessions: 7

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $64.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader’s Guide; 40 prayer cards. Student workbooks sold separately $14.95


 

DIVINE MERCY

Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday in Your Parish: a Practical Guide for Parishes by the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception

Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday in Your Parish: a Practical Guide for Parishes is intended to provide not only a summary of the teaching and directives of the Church regarding Divine Mercy Sunday but also to provide practical suggestions for making the celebration truly festive, meaningful, and spiritually enriching. For general information on Divine Mercy click on this link www.thedivinemercy.org

This is not available online at the moment. Please contact the Office for Evangelization at 973-497-4137 or evangelization@rcan.org for more information.


 

EUCHARIST

Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence by Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ's presence in our lives and the centrality of the Eucharist as an important part of that presence. So many believers do not understand the Eucharist, which Vatican II said is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” This fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light its reality as sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion with God, and the real presence of Christ.

Sessions: 4

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $64.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); Paperback Eucharist book. Student workbook sold separately $14.95.

 

Living the Eucharist-Parish Starter Kit

Living the Eucharist is an exciting parish-based renewal experience designed to help parishes foster spiritual growth and missionary discipleship through a more profound experience of Sunday Mass. Living the Eucharist runs during Lent for three years, and encompasses the full scope of parish life and spirituality through practical, concrete activities and resource materials. It helps the entire parish—adults, teens, and families—grow in their faith and live as disciples of Jesus who carry out the Church’s mission every day.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.livingtheeucharist.org

Publisher: Living the Eucharist

Price: $69.95 Pack includes DVD set, Participant Booklet, Leader Guide, Participant Booklet for Teens, Leader Guide for Teens, DVD containing 6 video presentations for teen small group meetings, Family Activity Booklet, From Exodus to Easter: My Daily Journey Through Lent, Bulletin Inserts (set of 6, for the six Sundays of Lent), Prayer Card, with prayer, Soul of Christ, Sign-up Sunday Brochure, Living the Eucharist Poster, Parish Leadership Team Manual.


 

EVANGELIZATION

 

Be My Witness: Formation for the New Evangelization

Be My Witness gets the conversation started in the parish about the single most important topic facing our Church today--evangelization. It gives parish leaders the process and tools to build an ever-widening circle of conversion and commitment in two integrated phases. Phase 1 equips parish staff, leaders, and pastoral councils to lead mission-focused change. Phase 2 engages and forms parishioners as missionary disciples, ready to become partners in the New Evangelization. 

The results are the pastoral plans and motivation needed to transform the parish into a “center of constant missionary outreach.”

Sessions: Contact Renew Intl for more information and purchase.

Session Length each (hrs):

DVD Length (mins):

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.bemywitness.org

Publisher: Renew Intl

Price: Pricing is not available online. Pack includes: Witness Story DVD, Phase 1 and 2 Leadership workbook, Be My Witness book, Leading Prayer in Small Groups book, Sowing Seeds book.

 

Catholicism: The New Evangelization by Brandon Vogt & Peggy Pandaleon, based on the documentary created by Bishop Barron.

The Catholic Faith is not about myths or legends, symbols or literary devices. It is an encounter with Jesus Christ. Throughout history, the call of Christ has sent people to the corners of the earth with a message of great joy; a message that has built civilizations, inspired cultures, and even sent some to prisons or their graves. We have the same call: sharing the New Evangelization. This documentary series from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire continues the story of CATHOLICISM, exploring the Church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. In the original CATHOLICISM series, Bishop Barron took us on a journey around the world and deep into the Faith. Now, experience this Faith in action in CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization. This 90-minute film defines the “New Evangelization" and takes us on a fascinating tour to witness examples of new ardor, new expressions, and new methods of evangelization in action. 

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 1 hour

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $99.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete Study Guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 40 Prayer Cards for the New Evangelization. Student workbook sold separately $24.95.

 

Relit: the Heart of Evangelization by Michael Dopp

When was the last time you felt enormous joy and or peace in your life? Think about that moment. What made it special? When we say yes to following Jesus, our lives take on a new purpose. We want to spend every day growing in a relationship with him, and perhaps even tell others about him. We know that exact feeling, and that’s why we created ministy23. We not only want to help you grow with Jesus, but we want to help you share his message with others. From prayerful meditations to practical life changing programs, we hope to meet you where you are in your journey and not only positively impact your life but those around you as well.

Sessions: 18

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30-40

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ministry23.com

Publisher: Ministry 23

Price: $349.95 Pack includes relit: The Heart of Evangelization DVD Set; Facilitator Guide; Participant Guide; Prayer Card; Ultimate Relationships Booklet.


 

FAITH ENRICHMENT

ARISE Together in Christ by Renew Intl

ARISE Together in Christ is a parish-centered process of spiritual renewal and evangelization that invites people to develop a closer relationship with Christ, deepen their faith, grow in community, and reach out in service to others. No matter where participants are on their faith journey, they are attracted to the warm sense of welcome provided by the small-group setting, and the opportunities to meet Jesus Christ in scripture and explore faith’s connection to daily life. In addition to the personal growth that occurs, ARISE offers many blessings to parishes: Vibrant small groups that strengthen faith and foster belonging in the parish; A unifying experience that engages parishioners of various ages and ethnic groups; Formed lay people to serve as leaders in the parish; Faith-based action in and beyond the parish.

Sessions: 6 sessions per book

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): None

Audience: Adult

Language: English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Burmese, Portugese

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.renewintl.org

Publisher: Renew Intl

Price: $10.95. Various accompanying resources are also available, each sold separately.

Session One: Encountering Christ Today reflects on what it means to seek an encounter with Christ through faith sharing.

Session Two: Change Our Hearts focuses on how Christ himself, empowered by the Spirit, presented his mission; that mission is now ours.

Session Three: In the Footsteps of Christ reflects on our mission as being one of service to the world, to bring joy and hope; to promote a culture of life.

Session Four: New Heart, New Spirit The Lenten theme of light is central to session four, with the invitation to shine the light of Christ onto, into, and through our lives.

Session Five: We are the Good News Our reflection in session five is on the great sign of Lazarus being called back into life. The final session invites us to reflect on the great gift of new and renewed life that God offers us in Christ: we are a new creation.

 

 

The Discipleship Series by Christopher Ruff

The Discipleship Series is for people with busy lives but open hearts. You will find: Concise, lively readable materials; Balanced and integral components such as Prayer, Reflection, Fellowship, and Service; Discussion questions connecting faith with life; Appendix of “Suggestions for Service”; Intended for small groups but suitable for individual use.

Sessions: 6 per book

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): None

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.discipleshipseries.com

Publisher: Novo Millenio Press

Price: $14.95 each. Bulk pricing available.

The Greatest of These is Love Features 6 engaging sessions, each reflecting on passages from the writings of St. Paul on love and illustrating the themes through brief stories of men and women touched by grace: St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Damien of Molokai, St. Maria Goretti, Blessed Bartolo Longo, Irishman Matt Talbot and Immaculée Ilibagiza. 

As I Have Loved You Features 6 engaging sessions, each reflecting on a vital theme rooted in the Gospels and the Catechism and illustrated through brief stories of men and women touched by grace: actor Eduardo Verástegui, model Leah Darrow, author Sheldon Vanauken, and Saints Augustine, Francis of Assisi, Thérèse of Lisieux and Martin de Porres. Available in Spanish.

Who is My Neighbor? Features 6 engaging sessions, each reflecting on a vital theme rooted in the Gospels and the Catechism and illustrated through brief stories of men and women touched by grace: Jean Vanier, Dorothy Day, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Norma McCorvey, St. John Vianney and Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). Small group resource DVD is available.

Blessed Are You The newest title in the Discipleship Series:  Features 6 engaging sessions that reflect on the Beatitudes, drawing on Scripture and the Catechism and illustrated through brief stories of people touched by grace: Blessed Solanus Casey, St. Gemma Galgani, Blessed Padre Pro, a Death Row inmate, a saintly young boy with Down syndrome, and St. Teresa of Calcutta.

 

 

Happiness by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.

Aristotle said, “Happiness is the one thing we choose for itself – everything else is chosen for the sake of happiness.” In this one phrase, he reveals how happiness affects our view of ourselves, success, and our purpose in life. This one concept controls what we pursue in life and career – and who we choose as our friends and spouses – just about everything we believe and hold dear.

Sessions: 7

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.magiscenter.com

Publisher: Jim Breen

Price: $45.00. Pack includes: DVD and workbook. 

 

 

Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose by Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly possesses a powerful ability to combine the ageless tool of storytelling with a profound understanding of today's culture and uncanny insight into what really drives the human person. As a result, he captures our imaginations and helps us to see the challenges and opportunities of our everyday lives in a new light. With a keen sense of humor and heartwarming charm, Kelly seems to effortlessly elevate and energize people to pursue the highest values of the human spirit and become "the-best-version-of-themselves." Matthew Kelly reminds us that "life is short and we are dead an awful long time," shows us how to find lasting happiness in a changing world, and inspires us to fall in love again... with life.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 60

Audience: Adults

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $99.95 Pack includes DVD set; Journal sold separately $15.00

 

The Mystery of God: Who God is and Why He Matters by Bishop Robert Barron, written by Trent Horn and Peggy Pandaleon

Who is God? Why does he matter? You'll not only discover the answers yourself but also how to share them with others, especially those who no longer believe.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $99.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader’s Guide; 10 Pocket Guide to Answering Atheists. Student workbooks sold separately $24.95

 

Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained by Edward Sri

In the ten episodes of Part 1 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, we journey through the core teachings of the Catholic Church with the goal of knowing the Faith. Join Dr. Edward Sri and his team of experts as they systematically walk through the story of salvation, traced out by the Catechism. Using the Creed as our guide, we move from creation and the fall, to Christ’s redemptive Death and Resurrection, to His founding of the Catholic Church, and His coming at the end of time. Part 1 compellingly and comprehensively presents the foundation and fundamental beliefs of the Catholic Faith. Part 2 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is for helping participants apply what they learn about their faith to their daily lives. Full-color sacred art draws people into the beauty of the Catholic Faith. Quotes from Scripture, the saints and recent popes deepen their understanding of the Church’s teachings. Engaging discussion topics and reflections inspire participants to give their lives more to Christ and provide practical life application.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org

Publisher: Augustine Institute

Price: $299.95 Part 1 & 2 pack includes DVD set, Leader Guide, Participant Guide. Additional Participant Guides sold separately $24.95

 

Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk by Jeff Cavins

In this eight-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins offers insights and commentary on what it takes to practice Christian virtues in your daily life. Poignant stories of those who are walking in these virtues are presented to encourage and challenge us to put our faith into practice. Walking Toward Eternity is an inspiring series designed to help participants live their faith more fully. Through daily prayerful meditation with Scripture (lectio divina), they will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ. Daring to Walk the Walk, the first series of Walking Toward Eternity, introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in daily life.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.95 Pack includes DVD set; Journal; Lectio Divina bookmark

 

Walking Toward Eternity: Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart by Jeff and Emily Cavins

In this eight-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins offers insights and commentary on a number of obstacles that aggravate us, discourage us, and can even hinder our relationship with Christ. Poignant stories of those who have struggles with these obstacles are presented to encourage and challenge us to put our faith into practice. Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart, the second series in the Walking Toward Eternity program, is a challenging study that can open our eyes to obstacles in our Christian walk such as greed, envy, fear, and shame. Through prayer, reflection, guidance, and the aid of the Holy Spirit, we begin to engage these difficulties in a positive way as we continue toward our goal of union with Christ.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.95 Pack includes DVD set, Journal, Lectio Divina Bookmark, Leader’s Guide


 

FIRST COMMUNION

Blessed: First Communion by Dynamic Catholic

This world-class program does more than prepare children for their First Communion. It takes them on an unforgettable adventure that will have them saying, “I want to be Catholic forever!”

Sessions: 6; Each session has 10 sub-sessions

Session Length each (hrs): 1

DVD Length (mins): Each session is about 30; Each sub-session varies between 2-3 minutes.

Audience: Children

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 S&H – Starter Pack comes with all DVDs, Leader Workbook ($6.95 ea) and Student Workbook ($5.95 ea).


 

FIRST RECONCILIATION

Blessed: First Reconciliation by Dynamic Catholic

Blessed does more than prepare children for their First Reconciliation. It brings the faith to life in an unforgettable way and inspires them to develop a personal relationship with our merciful God.

Sessions: 6; Each session has 7 sub-sessions

Session Length each (hrs): 1

DVD Length (mins): Each session is about 30; Each sub-session varies between 2-10 minutes.

Audience: Children

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 S&H – Starter Pack comes with all DVDs, Leader Workbook ($6.95 ea) and Student Workbook ($5.95 ea).


 

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

Called and Gifted by Sherry Weddell, M.A. and Fr Michael Sweeney, O.P.

The Called & Gifted Complete Materials for Individuals is divided into two parts of five sessions each. Called & Gifted I focuses on questions such as how God has gifted you personally for the sake of your friends, family, and neighbors. Where will you be most effective and joyful in helping and healing others? How can you reliably discern God's call in your life? Sherry Weddell and Dominican Fr. Michael Sweeney speak on these and other essential aspects of lay apostleship in their uniquely penetrating, engaging, and humorous style. Join the tens of thousands of Catholics and other Christians who have begun discerning their spiritual gifts through the Called & Gifted workshop.

Called & Gifted II: Discernment in Depth follows up on initial discernment, allowing participants to continue their discernment of spiritual gifts and call from God. How does the discernment of spiritual gifts provide the clues you need to follow God's call in your life? How can you gain confidence that you are heading in the right direction? Why is the discovery of your vocation from God so essential to your happiness? Presentations by Sherry Weddell and Fr. Michael Sweeney discuss the steps needed for deepening one's discernment and for making further strides towards the discovery of one's life-long vocation.

Sessions: Multiple

Session Length each (hrs): 2

CD Length (mins): varies

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.siena.org

Publisher: Catherine of Siena Institute

Price: $83.00 CD sets Part 1 & 2; Resource Guide; Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory book; Discerning Charisms Workbook.


 

HOLY SPIRIT

The Wild Goose: Discovering a Deeper Relationship with the Holy Spirit by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR will lead you on an unforgettable journey around the world and into the very heart of God. Discover the immense power and beauty of the unconditional Love of God that is the Holy Spirit.

Sessions: 14

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English with Spanish subtitles

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.thewildgooseisloose.com

Publisher: 4PM Media with the Franciscan Friars TOR

Price: $74.95 DVD set. Journal $9.95 additional.


 

HOLY TRINITY

 

The ‘One Thing is Three’: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC (2nd part of series)

In this DVD series, you can join Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC, in a 10-week group study as he delves into the great key to wisdom: The Most Holy Trinity. Using his popular book The 'One Thing' Is Three, as a guide, Fr. Gaitley shares fresh insights into the relevance of the Trinity to our daily lives, how the Trinity illuminates every aspect of our lives, and knowing and loving our Triune God allows us to live our faith to the full. Watch this series weekly as part of your small-group study within Stage Two of the Hearts Afire Program: Wisdom and Works of Mercy.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.shopmercy.org

Publisher: Hearts Afire

Price: $29.95 Pack includes DVD set. $14.95 for the The 'One Thing' Is Three book, sold separately.


 

INACTIVE CATHOLICS

Awakening Faith: Reconnecting with Your Catholic Faith by Rev. Frank DeSiano, CSP and Rev. Kenneth Boyack, CSP

Awakening Faith – Reconnecting with Your Catholic Faith is a small group process that helps inactive Catholics return to the Church. The group meets once a week for six weeks of conversation and socializing. The conversations are based on short, easy to read essays about spirituality, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God’s mercy, the Mass, and the Church. The meetings foster reflection, prayer, and honest sharing in a setting of hospitality and acceptance. A small community is formed and over the six weeks becomes a bridge to the larger Church community. Additional, optional essays allow the group to continue to meet if desired for another four weeks to discuss faith, love, marriage and divorce, and money. The process is simple and inviting. A parish can offer Awakening Faith any time of the year and repeat it year after year.

Sessions: 6, plus 4 optional additions

Session Length each (hrs): 2

Book Format

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.pemdc.org

Publisher: Paulist Evangelization Ministries

Price: $45.95. Pack includes: Group Leader guide, Participant Guide, Parish Manual with CD.

 

 

Christmas Carol Festival Guidebook by John and Therese Boucher

Christmas brings large numbers of visitors to church. Perhaps they come to see the manger or to sing Christmas carols, to please a grandmother, or just to mark the passing of another year. But beyond all of these reasons, God is gently pursuing each one, beckoning each one to come home for Christmas, inviting each one to experience new birth in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Christmas Carol Festival project is designed to search out these visitors and invite them to a sneak preview of Bethlehem during December. This interactive project highlights the Christmas story as it is told through carols. This book includes step-by-step guidance for offering a Christmas Carol Festival in your parish; beginning with four months of preparation, the event itself and follow-up activities to help visitors to become a part of your faith community. Click on this link www.catholicevangelizer.com for more creative was to reach Inactive Catholics. To purchase the Christmas Carol Festival Guidebook sold through Amazon click here www.amazon.com

 

 

Landings edited by Thomas A. Kane, CSP

This Paulist evangelization process will help you and your faith community to welcome inactive Catholics who want to take another look at the Church, and to celebrate their sacred moment of return by giving them a "safe place to land".

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): Training DVD.

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.paulistpress.com

Publisher: Paulist Press

Price: $59.95 Packet includes: Coordinator's Guide, Participant's Journal, Program and Training Guide and training DVD.


 

JESUS

 

Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr. Michael Gaitley

This group retreat on the devotion to the Sacred Heart, follows Fr. Michael Gaitley's book Consoling the Heart of Jesus and its accompanying group-retreat program on Divine Mercy. This retreat gives us an awareness of God's infinite mercy and how we can give Him joy, showing us the way to console His heart by accepting His love and trusting in Him completely. If you have not yet done the 33 Days to Morning Glory Group Retreat, you may want to look into doing that first, as it will make Consoling the Heart of Jesus a more fruitful experience.

Website: www.shopmercy.org

Publisher: Hearts Afire

Price: Coordinator Kit includes: Participant Pack and the DVD set as well as the Retreat Coordinator's Guide.

$49.95 – Coordinator’s Kit with Book.

$39.95 - Coordinator’s Kit without Book.

The Participant Packet includes the following: Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat Companion;  "Consoler's Morning Offering" prayer card; 8"x10" Divine Mercy Image - Rosary (colors will vary); "Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy" pamphlet; 8½" x 11" full-color Consoler's Principle and Foundation Certificate; "Way of the Cross" pamphlet; Divine Mercy Explained booklet

$29.95 – Participant’s Kit with Book.

$19.95 - Participant’s Kit without Book.

Companion book sold separately for $14.95.

 

Priest, Prophet, King by Bishop Robert Baron, written by Carl Olson and Peggy Pandaleon

Who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One; the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. Through the presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $99.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 40 prayer cards. Student workbook sold separately $24.95

 

The Turning Point: Eight Encounters with Jesus that will Change Your Life by Dr. Allan Hunt

The Turning Point is a nine-session Bible study experience that’s perfect for people who want to get to know Jesus in the Scriptures but don’t know where to start. This study will introduce you to people and stories in the Gospel of John that you won’t find anywhere else in the Bible: the woman at the well; a man named Nicodemus; the woman caught in adultery; and Lazarus, the friend Jesus raised from the dead. You’ll read stories about Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana, Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, and Peter’s marvelous redemption after he denies Jesus three times. The people in these stories were transformed by their encounters with Jesus. By entering into their miraculous stories, you will encounter Jesus in a personal way and develop a deeper relationship with him that will transform your everyday life.

Sessions: 9

Session Length each (hrs): 75 minutes

DVD Length (mins): 15

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 (Cost of shipping)


 

LAY FORMATION

 

Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Christ by Sherry Weddell

Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more.

Sessions: No DVD                   

Session Length each (hrs):

DVD Length (mins):

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.osv.com

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

Price: Book $16.95; Study Guide $3.95

 

 

Discovering Christ by Dave Nodar and Rev Erik Arnold

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 35

Audience: Adult

Language: English; Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.christlife.org

Publisher: ChristLife

Price: Price: $160.00 The Basic Kit includes the DVD set, the Team Training Resource, the How to Run the Course Guide, the Facilitator’s Guide, the Participant’s Guide, and the book Discover Christ.

For $460.00 receive the Complete Kit with all of the above plus the Printing License. 

 

 

Following Christ by Dave Nodar, Rev Erik Arnold and Ally Ascosi

Following Christ helps those who have completed Discovering Christ to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through the grace of God by praying together, teaching, and supporting one another in some of the basic disciplines and truths practiced by Christians since the early Church.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 35

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.christlife.org

Publisher: ChristLife

Price: $150.00 The Basic Kit includes the DVD set, the Team Training Resource, the How to Run the Course Guide, the Facilitator’s Guide, the Participant’s Guide, and the book Discover Christ.

For $420.00 receive the Complete Kit with all of the above plus the Printing License. 

 

Relit: the Heart of Evangelization by Michael Dopp

When was the last time you felt enormous joy and or peace in your life? Think about that moment. What made it special? When we say yes to following Jesus, our lives take on a new purpose. We want to spend every day growing in a relationship with him, and perhaps even tell others about him. We know that exact feeling, and that’s why we created ministy23. We not only want to help you grow with Jesus, but we want to help you share his message with others. From prayerful meditations to practical life changing programs, we hope to meet you where you are in your journey and not only positively impact your life but those around you as well.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30-40

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ministry23.com

Publisher: Ministry 23

Price: $349.95 Pack includes relit: The Heart of Evangelization DVD Set; Facilitator Guide; Participant Guide; Prayer Card; Ultimate Relationships Booklet.

 

 

Sharing Christ by Dave Nodar, Rev Erik Arnold and Dianne Davis

Sharing Christ focuses on personal or friendship evangelization, sharing our relationship with Jesus in our daily encounters with people. The course helps to develop an attitude of the heart that moves us to be open to share the Good News we have experienced anytime and anywhere.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 35

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.christlife.org

Publisher: ChristLife

Price: $125.00 The Basic Kit includes the DVD set, the Team Training Resource, the How to Run the Course Guide, the Facilitator’s Guide, the Participant’s Guide, and the book Discover Christ.

For $395.00 receive the Complete Kit with all of the above plus the Printing License. 


 

LENT

Living the Eucharist-Parish Starter Kit

Living the Eucharist is an exciting parish-based renewal experience designed to help parishes foster spiritual growth and missionary discipleship through a more profound experience of Sunday Mass. Living the Eucharist runs during Lent for three years, and encompasses the full scope of parish life and spirituality through practical, concrete activities and resource materials. It helps the entire parish—adults, teens, and families—grow in their faith and live as disciples of Jesus who carry out the Church’s mission every day.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.livingtheeucharist.org

Publisher: Living the Eucharist

Price: $69.95 Pack includes DVD set, Participant Booklet, Leader Guide, Participant Booklet for Teens, Leader Guide for Teens, DVD containing 6 video presentations for teen small group meetings, Family Activity Booklet, From Exodus to Easter: My Daily Journey Through Lent, Bulletin Inserts (set of 6, for the six Sundays of Lent), Prayer Card, with prayer, Soul of Christ, Sign-up Sunday Brochure, Living the Eucharist Poster, Parish Leadership Team Manual.


 

MARIAN

 

33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC (1st part of series)

Begin your group journey in the Hearts Afire program by preparing for total consecration to Jesus through Mary! Follow Fr. Michael Gaitley's simple and engaging preparation for Marian Consecration centered around his book 33 Days to Morning Glory. Individual Retreat Companions guide each participant in their prayerful group discussions and personal preparations for consecration. The easy to follow Retreat Coordinator's Guide assists in organizing the sessions and facilitating the preparation for the group to formally entrust themselves to Mary.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.shopmercy.org

Publisher: Hearts Afire

Price: Coordinator Kit includes: Participant Pack and the DVD set as well as the Retreat Coordinator's Guide.

$49.95 – Coordinator’s Kit with Book.

$39.95 - Coordinator’s Kit without Book.

The Participant Pack includes: 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion; Prayer card with Consecration Prayer; "Collection of Daily Prayers", a greeting-card sized compilation of the daily prayers for each week; Rosary (colors will vary); Pamphlet "How to Pray the Rosary"

- Miraculous Medal; 8½" x 11" full-color Consecration Day Certificate.

$29.95 – Participant’s Kit with Book.

$19.95 - Participant’s Kit without Book.

 

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother by Edward Sri

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is an extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary's unique role in God's Kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys...and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her Divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.95 Pack includes DVD and study guide


 

MASS

A Biblical Walk through the Mass by Edward Sri

Based on the revised translation of the Mass, this five-part program takes participants on an exciting tour of the Liturgy as it explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. See, perhaps for the first time, why we say what we say and do what we do every week at Mass. The words and gestures will be seen in a new light, giving new life to the liturgical experience.

Sessions: 5

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Pack includes 3-DVD Set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook; A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Book

 

 

The Catholic Mass… Revealed by Thy Kingdom Come

This DVD explains step-by-step the beautiful gift of the Catholic Mass with beautiful imagery from Catholic Masses through the US. The accompanying written commentary and original score makes this a perfect resource to explain the Mass, renew your love for the Mass, and a great tool for group discussions.

Sessions: 1

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.stpauls.com.au

Publisher: Thy Kingdom Come

Price: $49.95 Pack includes DVD and 2 CD’s. Companion book available for $23.95.


 

MASS: TEENS

Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed By Mark Hart

Through a unique learning experience, including powerful cinematography and workbook resources, teens will come to see the Mass and the priesthood in a dramatically new way. Altaration is designed to stir thought, create conversation, dispel myths, and inspire young souls to a deep and lasting love for the Mass. The goal of Altaration is not to fill teens’ heads with information but to pierce their hearts with transformation.

Sessions: 5

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes 3-DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook


 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Blessed: First Communion by Dynamic Catholic

This world-class program does more than prepare children for their First Communion. It takes them on an unforgettable adventure that will have them saying, “I want to be Catholic forever!”

Sessions: 6; Each session has 10 sub-sessions

Session Length each (hrs): 1

DVD Length (mins): Each session is about 30; Each sub-session varies between 2-3 minutes.

Audience: Children

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 S&H – Starter Pack comes with all DVDs, Leader Workbook ($6.95 ea) and Student Workbook ($5.95 ea).

 

Blessed: First Reconciliation by Dynamic Catholic

Blessed does more than prepare children for their First Reconciliation. It brings the faith to life in an unforgettable way and inspires them to develop a personal relationship with our merciful God.

Sessions: 6; Each session has 7 sub-sessions

Session Length each (hrs): 1

DVD Length (mins): Each session is about 30; Each sub-session varies between 2-10 minutes.

Audience: Children

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 S&H – Starter Pack comes with all DVDs, Leader Workbook ($6.95 ea) and Student Workbook ($5.95 ea).

 

Come and See “Kids” series, ages 3-7.

Especially designed for families to do together, the Come and See Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in classrooms, home study, or parish catechesis. This series uses inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application. The Come and See series is ideal for group or personal Scripture Study.

Sessions: Various workbooks

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): None

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.stpaulcenter.com

Publisher: St Paul Center

Price: $11.95 each book; 

In the Beginning by Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D - Come and See Kids: In the Beginning is designed especially to nourish the faith of Catholics ages 3-7. Children will learn about the lives of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and more.

Friends of God by Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D - Come and See Kids: Friends of God is designed especially to nourish the faith of Catholics ages 3-7. The Ten Commandments and traditional Catholic prayers are presented in an age-appropriate manner. Each chapter includes a Bible story and memory verse, an illustration to color, perforated pages for easy removal, and a simple craft idea.

The Life of Jesus by Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D - Bring the Bible to life for young children! The Life of Jesus, written for pre-school and early elementary school children, is fun and easy to use. It is instructional and solidly Catholic and includes helpful aids for parent or teacher.

 

Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday by Brian Butler, Jason Evert, Colin and Aimee MacIver

Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is more than a Bible study program. It is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of middle school aged kids. Designed specifically for 6th to 8th grades, Encounter uses the color-coded Bible Timeline learning system to reveal the story of our faith and God’s plan for our lives. As your students are drawn into this story they will come to a new and profound understanding of who God is. Most importantly they will see God not as a distant doctrinal concept, but as a loving Father who desires a meaningful and lasting encounter with them.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Middle School, 6th – 8th grade

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes 4-DVD Set; Student Workbook; Leader’s Guide

 

The Great Adventure Storybook: A Walk Through the Catholic Bible (Middle School) by Emily Cavins, Lisa Bromschwig, Regina Neville, Linda Wandrei

The Great Adventure Storybook helps students, children, and families read through the Bible together using the same color-coding and chronological approach as the adult Great Adventure Bible Timeline. This beautifully illustrated resource introduces God’s love story to children while helping them to understand how the Catholic Church is the body of Christ on Earth—and shows them what part they play in God’s plan. Build a foundation of faith with your family today! 

The Great Adventure Storybook: Connects the Bible with the Catholic Faith beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation; Guides the reading through selected Bible verses with Bible Reading Checklists; Ties in important elements of the Catholic Faith with helpful icons.

Sessions: Book format

Session Length each (hrs):

DVD Length (mins):

Audience: Middle School

Language: English

Group Discussion:

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $24.95 book available only

 

Theology of the Body for Teens: Discovering God’s Plan for Love and Life, Middle School Edition by Brian Butler, Jason Evert, Colin and Aimee MacIver

There is little doubt that pre-teens are in an often confusing time of quest and discovery, especially with issues concerning their bodies, their sexuality, and their future. There are countless sources—from the airwaves, to peers, to the internet—ready to provide answers. If you are familiar with YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, you will instantly recognize and appreciate the format of the Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition. Specifically designed for 6th through 8th grades, it, too, uses a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that are relevant to lives of the youth. This can be used as a stand-alone program, but works perfectly as a precursor to the High School Edition. 

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 25

Audience: Middle School, 6th-8th grades

Language: English, Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes Leader’s Guide, a Student Workbook, a Parent’s Guide, and DVD set.


 

PARISH RENEWAL

Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Christ by Sherry Weddell

Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more.

Sessions: No DVD                   

Session Length each (hrs):

DVD Length (mins):

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.osv.com

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

Price: Book $17.95; Study Guide $3.95

 

Relit: the Heart of Evangelization by Michael Dopp

When was the last time you felt enormous joy and or peace in your life? Think about that moment. What made it special? When we say yes to following Jesus, our lives take on a new purpose. We want to spend every day growing in a relationship with him, and perhaps even tell others about him. We know that exact feeling, and that’s why we created ministy23. We not only want to help you grow with Jesus, but we want to help you share his message with others. From prayerful meditations to practical life changing programs, we hope to meet you where you are in your journey and not only positively impact your life but those around you as well.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30-40

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ministry23.com

Publisher: Ministry 23

Price: $349.95 Pack includes relit: The Heart of Evangelization DVD Set; Facilitator Guide; Participant Guide; Prayer Card; Ultimate Relationships Booklet.


 

PRAYER

Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer by Fr. Michael Toups

In Scripture we read of profound interactions people have with God. We hear of Saints who seemed to have a direct line to Him their entire lives. But most of the time we feel like this is far beyond our reach. After all, we’re not prophets, and certainly not (yet) Saints! For most of us prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and find even a few minutes to set aside to pray. In our busy lives prayer is seen as a luxury, when in reality it is at the foundation of a healthy spiritual life. The good news is you can overcome your difficulties with prayer, and it is easier than you might think.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 – Starter Pack comes with all DVDs, Leader Workbook ($19.95 ea) and Student Workbook ($14.95 ea).

 

PrayerTime: Faith Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels (Cycle A,B,C)

PRAYERTIME is a faith-sharing resource based on the Sunday Gospel reading. The themes for reflection have been designed to be used either personally or in a group. Each book offers gentle but insightful reflections that help the gospel come alive. Written in an easy-to-read style that leads to profound questions about faith, each session sheds light on everyday life and should bear fruit in realistic action.

Sessions: Weekly discussion format

Session Length each (hrs): 1-2

Book Format.

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website:

Publisher:

Price: $16.95 each year. $45.95 set of all three (3).

 

Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk by Jeff Cavins

In this eight-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins offers insights and commentary on what it takes to practice Christian virtues in your daily life. Poignant stories of those who are walking in these virtues are presented to encourage and challenge us to put our faith into practice.

Walking Toward Eternity is an inspiring series designed to help participants live their faith more fully. Through daily prayerful meditation with Scripture (lectio divina), they will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ. Daring to Walk the Walk, the first series of Walking Toward Eternity, introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in daily life.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.95 Pack includes DVD set; Journal; Lectio Divina bookmark


 

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Seeking Christ

Seeking Christ aims to solve the problem parish’s face when people inquire about the Catholic Church, but the parish has no way to begin receiving them. Seeking Christ includes eight sessions that can be used in a variety of ways to welcome and engage people who are inquiring about becoming Catholics. The program can easily become part of a parish’s precatechumenal process. After an initial interview, the program offers eight possible sessions dealing with: Human seeking; Our words and the Word of God; Faith; Jesus; The Holy Spirit; The Church as the Community of Jesus; Freedom; Conversion. Each session involves a short DVD reflection, a scripture passage for discussion, and a take-home session which allows the inquirer to begin seeing Catholic approaches to various life issues. A parish manual, which emphasizes invitation and outreach, is available free as a download for parishes. In addition to serving inquirers, Seeking Christ also allows us to do better one very important task—inviting and welcoming people all year long to discover Jesus Christ in our Catholic faith.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.pemdc.org

Publisher: Paulist Evangelization Ministry

Price: $34.95. Pack includes DVD, Facilitators Guide, Inquirer’s Booklet

 

Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained by Edward Sri

In the ten episodes of Part 1 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, we journey through the core teachings of the Catholic Church with the goal of knowing the Faith. Join Dr. Edward Sri and his team of experts as they systematically walk through the story of salvation, traced out by the Catechism. Using the Creed as our guide, we move from creation and the fall, to Christ’s redemptive Death and Resurrection, to His founding of the Catholic Church, and His coming at the end of time. Part 1 compellingly and comprehensively presents the foundation and fundamental beliefs of the Catholic Faith. Part 2 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is for helping participants apply what they learn about their faith to their daily lives. Full-color sacred art draws people into the beauty of the Catholic Faith. Quotes from Scripture, the saints and recent popes deepen their understanding of the Church’s teachings. Engaging discussion topics and reflections inspire participants to give their lives more to Christ and provide practical life application.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org

Publisher: Augustine Institute

Price: $299.95 Part 1 & 2 pack includes DVD set, Leader Guide, Participant Guide. Additional Participant Guides sold separately $24.95


 

RETREAT

Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr. Michael Gaitley

This group retreat on the devotion to the Sacred Heart, follows Fr. Michael Gaitley's book Consoling the Heart of Jesus and its accompanying group-retreat program on Divine Mercy. This retreat gives us an awareness of God's infinite mercy and how we can give Him joy, showing us the way to console His heart by accepting His love and trusting in Him completely. If you have not yet done the 33 Days to Morning Glory Group Retreat, you may want to look into doing that first, as it will make Consoling the Heart of Jesus a more fruitful experience.

Website: www.shopmercy.org

Publisher: Hearts Afire

Price: Coordinator Kit includes: Participant Pack and the DVD set as well as the Retreat Coordinator's Guide.

$49.95 – Coordinator’s Kit with Book.

$39.95 - Coordinator’s Kit without Book.

The Participant Packet includes the following: Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat Companion;  "Consoler's Morning Offering" prayer card; 8"x10" Divine Mercy Image - Rosary (colors will vary); "Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy" pamphlet; 8½" x 11" full-color Consoler's Principle and Foundation Certificate; "Way of the Cross" pamphlet; Divine Mercy Explained booklet

$29.95 – Participant’s Kit with Book.

$19.95 - Participant’s Kit without Book.

Companion book sold separately for $14.95.

 

Pursuit of Purpose Retreat by Ken Yasinski

Pursuit of Purpose offers a clear explanation of God’s purpose for our lives and provides practical tools on how to live this out. In each video session, Catholic speaker Ken Yasinski weaves witty and poignant personal stories with thought-provoking reflections. Daily & Weekly Challenges, reflection questions, and more are found in the accompanying Pursuit Journal. Pursuit of Purpose offers you the opportunity to intentionally strive for a personal, spiritual transformation in your daily life.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ministry23.com

Publisher: Ministry23

Price: $59.95 DVD set. Online videos and Journal $29.95.


 

SACRAMENTS

Pillar II: Sacraments by Sean Innerst

Pillar II: Sacrmaments is a 12-part study that guides participants through the first section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Not only will you learn about the power and purpose of the sacraments, you’ll also discover how these fonts of inexhaustible grace can transform your life, providing strength, healing, and hope. Your Group will: Discover the sacraments as the source and power of grace Jesus gave us to face life’s struggles, challenges, and temptations; Learn about the sacraments’ biblical origins; Understand how the Eucharist foreshadows Christ’s second coming; See how the sacraments mystically transport us into the actual events of Christ’s ministry; Learn how the ancient Jewish Temple can be seen as a prefigurement of the Mass; Discover how both holy orders and marriage are ordered “towards the salvation of others”... and much more!

Sessions: 12

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 45

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00 DVD set, Leader’s Binder, Study Set


 

SACRED HEART

Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr. Michael Gaitley

This group retreat on the devotion to the Sacred Heart, follows Fr. Michael Gaitley's book Consoling the Heart of Jesus and its accompanying group-retreat program on Divine Mercy. This retreat gives us an awareness of God's infinite mercy and how we can give Him joy, showing us the way to console His heart by accepting His love and trusting in Him completely. If you have not yet done the 33 Days to Morning Glory Group Retreat, you may want to look into doing that first, as it will make Consoling the Heart of Jesus a more fruitful experience.

Website: www.shopmercy.org

Publisher: Hearts Afire

Price: Coordinator Kit includes: Participant Pack and the DVD set as well as the Retreat Coordinator's Guide.

$49.95 – Coordinator’s Kit with Book.

$39.95 - Coordinator’s Kit without Book.

The Participant Packet includes the following: Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat Companion;  "Consoler's Morning Offering" prayer card; 8"x10" Divine Mercy Image - Rosary (colors will vary); "Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy" pamphlet; 8½" x 11" full-color Consoler's Principle and Foundation Certificate; "Way of the Cross" pamphlet; Divine Mercy Explained booklet

$29.95 – Participant’s Kit with Book.

$19.95 - Participant’s Kit without Book

Companion book sold separately for $14.95.


 

SAINTS

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players by Bishop Robert Barron

This sequel to the legendary CATHOLICISM series includes the Emmy-nominated Michelangelo episode, and has aired hundreds of times on public television stations. You'll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned, and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church. See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where Bl. John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. And through unprecedented HD footage, marvel at the extraordinary art of Michelangelo, from his David statue in Florence, to the Pietà at St. Peter's, to the Sistine Chapel.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $229.95. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete Study Guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 120 Prayer Cards; Paperback book Praying with the Pivotal Players by Amy Welborn.


 

SIN

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues by Bishop Robert Barron

Join Bishop Robert Barron for this engaging presentation concerning the seven deadly sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship with God and one another. Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins correspond to the seven levels of Dante’s Mt. Purgatory.  Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Gluttony, Avarice, and Lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness. However, Bishop Barron shows us how to counteract these seven sinful patterns through a conscious process of opposition, which are the “seven lively virtues." The seven lively virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: $64.95. Pack includes: 1-Disc DVD set; Leader Guide (Includes facilitator's how-to guide, the complete study guide, and the suggested responses to questions); 20 Examination of Conscience cards


 

SPIRITUALITY

Longing for the Holy by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

Longing for the Holy is for those who want to enrich their sense of the presence of God. Based on the gentle spiritual guidance and practical wisdom of best-selling author, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, it concerns the way we channel the deep longing at the core of our beings.

Designed for either a small group faith-sharing experience or personal reflection, participants explore the implications of the central mysteries of faith-- the Incarnation, the Eucharist, and the Paschal Mystery -- for spirituality. Attending to the cultural challenges that keep us from realizing our true desire, it considers the important themes of church community, justice, sexuality, the practices of the spiritual life, and being a mystic of the everyday. By using Longing for the Holy as a spiritual renewal resource for your parish or small group, participants will: Consider how to actively and knowingly live in the presence of God and respond to the needs of God's people; Explore different dimensions of contemporary spiritual life brought to life through the lives of saints and contemporary people of faith; Reflect on the cultural challenges that keep up from realizing our true desire -- our longing for the holy

Sessions: 12

Session Length each (hrs): 1

Audiobook CD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.renewintl.org

Publisher: Renew Intl

Price: $229.00 Pack includes 10 faith-sharing books, Leading Prayer in Small Groups, Sowing Seeds, Gleanings personal prayer journal, prayer cards, music CD, audiobook, and a RENEW tote bag.

Longing for the Holy: Spirituality for Everyday Life book sold separately: $16.95

 

Pursuit of Purpose Retreat by Ken Yasinski

Pursuit of Purpose offers a clear explanation of God’s purpose for our lives and provides practical tools on how to live this out. In each video session, Catholic speaker Ken Yasinski weaves witty and poignant personal stories with thought-provoking reflections. Daily & Weekly Challenges, reflection questions, and more are found in the accompanying Pursuit Journal. Pursuit of Purpose offers you the opportunity to intentionally strive for a personal, spiritual transformation in your daily life.

Sessions: 6

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ministry23.com

Publisher: Ministry23

Price: $59.95 DVD set. Online videos and Journal $29.95.

 

Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness by Bishop Robert Barron

Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what our Creator desires for us.

Bishop Robert Barron paints the beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:

1.  Finding the Center
2.  Knowing You’re a Sinner
3.  Realizing Your Life is Not About You

Sessions: 7

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 25

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.wordonfire.org

Publisher: Word On Fire

Price: : $64.95. Pack includes: 2-Disc DVD set in English and Spanish; Leader Guide; the book The Strangest Way. Student Book $14.95

 


 

TEEN

Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed By Mark Hart

Through a unique learning experience, including powerful cinematography and workbook resources, teens will come to see the Mass and the priesthood in a dramatically new way. Altaration is designed to stir thought, create conversation, dispel myths, and inspire young souls to a deep and lasting love for the Mass. The goal of Altaration is not to fill teens’ heads with information but to pierce their hearts with transformation.

Sessions: 5

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes 3-DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook

 

Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith by Chris Stefanick and Ron Bolster

Chosen: This Is Your Catholic Faith takes young people on a journey through the entire Catholic faith in all its richness and vitality. Teens will be captivated by the story, from Creation all the way through salvation history, and they will come to see how the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life. The goal of this 24-lesson program is nothing short of winning over the hearts of teens and making them lifelong disciples of Christ.

Chosen’s carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and classroom experience. Featuring twelve of the top youth experts in the Church today and filmed in more than 50 locations, Chosen is unlike any program available in the Church today.

Sessions: 24

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 20

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $199.00 Pack includes DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook

 

Chosen: Your Journey Towards Confirmation by Chris Stefanik

Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation is a twenty-four-lesson program that provides everything you need to prepare your students both intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to become lifelong disciples of Christ. All too often we see teens drift away from the Church after Confirmation. Chosen seeks to reverse this trend by winning over the hearts of teens at a critical time in their lives and keeping them firmly planted within the faith community of the Church. Chosen’s carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and classroom experience. Guides for leaders, parents, and sponsors––as well as additional online resources––make Chosen unlike any program available in the Church today.

Sessions: 24

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $199.00. Pack includes: DVD set; Leader Guide; Student Workbook; Sponsor’s Guide; Parent’s Guide.

 

Decision Point by Dynamic Catholic

Most young Catholics are disengaged. Engaging them is therefore the first step. Until they are engaged it doesn’t matter how much information you download on them; they simply will not absorb it and make it their own. There are many programs that faithfully present the teachings of the Church. But that alone is not enough. While presenting the Church’s teachings faithfully is essential, it is also critically important that they be presented in ways that are engaging, accessible, and relevant. This is the process Dynamic Catholic worked through to develop this engaging, robust workbook. This is not just any other book. One look at it Dynamic Catholic hopes you can see this. The hope is that Confirmation Candidates will treasure this workbook and make it their own. They have created plenty of space for them to write all over this book and use the journal pages to jot down their personal thoughts and experiences as they prepare for their Confirmation day.

Sessions: 12

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 45

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.dynamiccatholic.com

Publisher: Dynamic Catholic

Price: $15.95 S&H – Starter Pack comes with all DVDs, Leader Workbook ($6.95 ea) and Student Workbook ($4.95 ea).

 

Principle and Choices by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. and Camille Pauley

Principles and Choices is an innovative high school program that helps students master the principles of logic, ethics, and justice that inspire them to live with purpose, moral integrity, and care for human life. The program gives students a strong philosophical education in ten core principles that ground Church teachings on respect for human life, social justice, and many other contemporary issues. Principles and Choices is designed for maximum flexibility. It can be taught in classrooms as a supplemental unit for a core curriculum subject such as philosophy, religion, social studies, or health. Yet it’s also adaptable for campus ministry programs, church youth groups, and even adult religious education. This supplemental curriculum can be taught as a four-week unit in each grade level, or shortened to fit available classroom time. Alternatively the learning can be extended over an entire semester by teaching one chapter on a particular day each week, or all the books can be combined and taught as its own course.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.healingtheculture.com

Publisher: Healing the Culture

Price: $49.99 Teacher pack includes teacher textbook; Robert & Emma Act 1 audio drama CD; PowerPoint CD with lecture notes; and one year FREE access to secure online teacher site.

$19.99 Student pack includes student textbook; Robert & Emma Act 1 printed script; and one year FREE access to student website.

 

The Teen Timeline by Mark Hart

The Teen Timeline —or T3— is the teen version of the revolutionary Great Adventure Bible Timeline learning system that hundreds of thousands of Catholic adults have used to learn the Bible. Dynamic teen presenter Mark Hart makes the Bible come alive for Catholic teens by unpacking God’s Word in a way they can relate to. T3 teaches teens the Bible by showing them the “big picture” of salvation history. When young students of the Bible first understand the “story,” they are eager to learn more. The net result: teens begin to wrap their minds and hearts around the Scriptures. They come to see the Bible as a relevant part of their lives.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Starter Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook 

 

T3: Acts – The Keys and the Sword by Mark Hart

T3 Acts: The Keys and the Sword equips teens with a foundational understanding of the main characters, doctrines, events, and journeys that make up this incredible "gospel of the Holy Spirit." Beginning with the Ascension and Pentecost, these four sessions offer a deeper look at Sts. Peter and Paul, the evolution of the early Christian Church, the call to evangelization, the sacramental ministry, the first Christian communities, the trials of an evangelist, the call to offer our lives as a living witness, and much more. T3: Acts will leave your young people laughing, engaged, and ready for more!

T3: Acts is filled with heroic moments, powerful testimonies, daring escapes, and incredible adventures. Your teens will forever be changed when they encounter the heroic lives of the holy men and women who dedicated their lives to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

Sessions: 4

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Starter Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook

 

T3: Matthew – Thy Kingdom Come by Mark Hart

Created and hosted by popular author and youth speaker, Mark Hart, Matthew: Thy Kingdom Come picks up where T3 left off, as Mark takes your teens on an in-depth journey into the heart of God. Follow along as the group encounters the authentic Jesus of the gospels. Enter into the drama of Christ’s family tree, the birth of our Savior, His duel in the desert with Satan, and the life-changing truths of His Sermon on the Mount. Experience Jesus’ ministry unfold through His miracles and parables. Be there as our Lord triumphantly enters into Jerusalem on His way to the cross, tomb, and resurrection.

Your teens will feel like they are walking along with the apostles, as they learn about the inception of the Catholic Church, the papacy, and the sacraments, firsthand.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Starter Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook

 

T3: Revelations – The Lion and the Lamb by Mark Hart

The book of Revelation has captured the interest of modern adults and teens alike. With all that has been written and sensationalized in recent novels and films, this has become the most talked about (and most misunderstood) book in Sacred Scripture. But what exactly does our Church teach about this seemingly “cryptic” book of the Bible and how in the world do we begin to break open something so complex with our Catholic teenagers?

T3 Revelation: The Lion and the Lamb unpacks the myths about Revelation, the end times, the mark of the beast, and so much more. T3 Revelation gives your teens an invaluable foundation for understanding the book of Revelation, while pointing out its modern significance, practical application, and daily relevance to a teenager’s life. In each of the four lessons, Mark skillfully unpacks the book’s main points and key chapters, while continually referring to the wisdom offered by our Catholic faith.

Sessions: 4

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Starter Pack includes DVD set, Leader’s Guide, Student Workbook

 

TOB for Teens: High School Edition by Brian Butler, and Jason & Crystalina Evert

Every day your teens are thinking about their sexuality as they search for meaning in their lives. Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition is a program for Catholic teenagers based on John Paul II's Theology of the Body that helps them understand the meaning of their bodies, the significance of their sexuality, the purpose of their lives, and how they were uniquely created for greatness.

Using a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that teens understand, TOB for Teens: High School Edition takes the two hottest topics on the planet - God and sex - and "marries" them through Pope John Paul II's compelling vision for love and life.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.thetheologyofthebody.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $134.95 Pack includes DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Parent’s Guide; Student Workbook

 

VCAT (Video Catechism) by ODB Films

Today, millions are asking: “Why should I care about being Catholic?” Our response is the Video Catechism (VCAT)—60 engaging short films that are relevant, entertaining, and compel you to live the Faith. A one-of-a-kind collaboration between ODB Films and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, the VCAT answers today’s tough questions: “What happens when I die?” “What is God’s mercy?” “Is pornography really that bad?” “Does marriage matter?” “How do I mourn the loss of a loved one?” “How do I pray?” “How do I become holy?” The four volumes in this collection coincide with the four sections of the Catechism: Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. At 3 to 8 minutes in length, VCAT films can be used in any setting as stand-alone content or as the complement to a theme night, a speaker, or a lesson plan. Pastors, catechists, religion teachers, and youth ministers will celebrate the creativity and relevance of their content.

Sessions: 60; each chapter is between 3-8 minutes.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.odbfilms.com

Publisher: ODB Films

Price: $114.90. Packs includes: DVD; Discussion Guide

 

YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body by Brian Butler, Jason & Crystalina Evert

Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love. In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, You cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there. YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teen

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00 Pack includes DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook; Parent’s Guide


 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY – ADULT

An Introduction to Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life by Christopher West

An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life is an eight-part, four-hour study designed to give you a solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity. It addresses the two most fundamental and universal questions:

- What does it mean to be made human, male and female, in the image and likeness of God?

- How can I live my life in a way that brings happiness and fulfillment?

This study is for every “body” who desires to reach his/her full potential in this life. For group or private study.

In this study you will: Learn why the redemption of our sexuality is the key to happiness; Develop a "new lens" through which to see the world with greater clarity; See how God’s mystery is revealed through the body and spousal love; Discover the truth behind the lies of lust and pornography and how they can be overcome; Learn the language of sexual love; ...and much more.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook


 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY – MIDDLE SCHOOL

Theology of the Body for Teens: Discovering God’s Plan for Love and Life, Middle School Edition by Brian Butler, Jason Evert, Colin and Aimee MacIver

There is little doubt that pre-teens are in an often confusing time of quest and discovery, especially with issues concerning their bodies, their sexuality, and their future. There are countless sources—from the airwaves, to peers, to the internet—ready to provide answers. If you are familiar with YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, you will instantly recognize and appreciate the format of the Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition. Specifically designed for 6th through 8th grades, it too uses a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that are relevant to lives of the youth. This can be used as a stand-alone program, but works perfectly as a precursor to the High School Edition. 

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 25

Audience: Middle School, 6th-8th grades

Language: English, Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $99.00 Pack includes Leader’s Guide, a Student Workbook, a Parent’s Guide, and DVD set.


 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY – TEEN

TOB for Teens: High School Edition by Brian Butler, and Jason & Crystalina Evert

Every day your teens are thinking about their sexuality as they search for meaning in their lives. Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition is a program for Catholic teenagers based on John Paul II's Theology of the Body that helps them understand the meaning of their bodies, the significance of their sexuality, the purpose of their lives, and how they were uniquely created for greatness.

Using a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that teens understand, TOB for Teens: High School Edition takes the two hottest topics on the planet - God and sex - and "marries" them through Pope John Paul II's compelling vision for love and life.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teenagers/High school

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.thetheologyofthebody.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $134.95 Pack includes DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Parent’s Guide; Student Workbook

 

YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body by Brian Butler, Jason & Crystalina Evert

Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love. In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, You cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there. YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Teenagers/High school

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00 Pack includes DVD set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook; Parent’s Guide


THEOLOGY OF THE BODY – YOUNG ADULT

Freedom to Love by Christopher West

Freedom to Love is a powerful five-part study for young adults. Presented by popular author Christopher West, this series lays out a convincing and refreshing road map to living a life of authentic freedom. The concepts presented in this study will dramatically impact your view of yourself, love, and relationships with those around you. Freedom to Love is ideal for college campus and parish young adult ministries.

Sessions: 5

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Young Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Pack includes 3-DVD Set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook


 

WOMEN

Endow Groups

The Church is the mystical bride of Christ, a mother who spiritually nurtures and prepares the children of God. The role of living and transmitting this reality falls in particular to women. Women who have discovered their identity in Christ. And yet, very few apostolates and organizations uphold this reality as core to their mission or the mission of the Church. The absence of the Church's active involvement educating women has resulted in nearly 60 years of a distorted understanding of true feminism and the role of women as carriers of faith. Endow is Different. Endow brings women into small group communities that transmit the depth of our Catholic faith to awaken each participant's particular genius and ignite them as luminaries who heal, mother and prepare families and the world for the love of Christ.

Sessions: Various workbooks

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): None

Audience: Adult, Young Adult, Teen, Middle School

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.endowgroups.org

Publisher: Endow Group

Price: $24.95 - $34.95. Individual workbook only.

Discover Your Dignity: A Woman’s Journey Through Life (Part 1) by Sr. Lydia Allen, R.S.M., Ph.D., Sr. Prudence Allen R.S.M., Ph.D., Sr. Moira Debono, R.S.M., S.T.D., and Sr. Marie Paul Lockerd, R.S.M., D.O. - This study, authored by four Religious Sisters of Mercy (who have been so formational in the Endow apostolate by offering academic as well as spiritual direction) takes women on a journey to see where their actual everyday lives intersect with God’s Divine plan. The story follows the course of a woman’s life from conception through old age and preparation for death, as it uncovers for women the mysterious workings of God in ways that involve the disciplines of biology, philosophy, psychology and theology.

Letter to Women by Erica Laethem, Be.L., Ph.D., Madelynn Winstead, Ph.D., Terry Polakovic: This is perhaps Endow’s most popular and foundational study for women first experiencing Endow. Answering many questions for modern Catholic woman this letter, written for the occasion of the 1995 Fourth United Nations Conference on Women, acquaints us with the thought of John Paul II and is a good introduction to the Christian concept of woman and her indispensable role in the Church, the family, society, and the world.

Mother of the Redeemer, Redemptoris Mater: On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of the Pilgrim Church by Fr Jorge Rodriguez, S.T.D.- In this 1987 encyclical, John Paul II reminds us that Mary is the greatest saint, and he explains why this is so. John Paul II calls her the “most excellent expression of the feminine genius.” Mary’s ‘yes’ to her role in God’s plan places her at the center of salvation history. This study helps women understand and appreciate the place Mary holds in the Church. As the patroness of Endow, she is the model for all Christian women to love and emulate. We have such a deep love and relationship with our Blessed Mother, you will see even our logo is resembled after her. With the stars representing her crown, we are asking her, as the ultimate witness of the feminine genius, to overshadow our work and pray for the women close to our mission.

 

Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life by Johnnette S. Benkovic

The Women of Grace® Study Program leads women on an exciting journey to discover the gift of authentic femininity™, holiness of life, and woman's purpose and mission in the world today. Taking the Blessed Virgin Mary as their exemplar and spiritual mother participants grow in the feminine virtues and the secrets of true fulfillment.

The program takes a multi-faceted approach by exploring all aspects of the feminine person including her spirituality, psychology, emotional reality, and physical being. Participants are encouraged to begin with the Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series Phase I, Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life.

Sessions:  8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English and Spanish

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.womenofgrace.com

Publisher: Simon Peter Press

Price: $184.99 Pack includes the book "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life," a Study Guide, Facilitator’s Guide, the Women of Grace theme song on CD, and DVD set. 

 

Momnipotent: Finding Peace, Balance & Joy in Your Vocation as a Mother by Danielle Bean

Is being a mother what you thought it would be? The exhaustion, monotony, mounting unfinished projects, a loss of a sense of self... Too many moms, especially young and new moms, do in fact feel disillusioned. Maybe you feel you've been sold a bill of goods, that success and happiness are not possible through the vocation to motherhood. Many moms quietly resign themselves to the idea that success, happiness and fulfillment are things they will need to find in spite of motherhood, not because of it. In Momnipotent, Danielle Bean understands all this first-hand and meets women where they are. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, she provides much-needed encouragement to all women and beautifully resonates with their feminine hearts. Momnipotent brings together Danielle and a guest expert with women of all experience and walks of life. Through real and honest conversations, this group of women journey together through the concerns, challenges, joys, and unique experiences that all mothers share. Join Danielle in this opportunity to share, challenge, and encourage each other in motherhood and momnipotence.

Sessions: 8

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $129.00 Pack includes DVD set, Journal, Leader Journal, Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood book.

 

Walking With Purpose by Lisa Brenninkmeyer

Walking with Purpose transforms the hearts and lives of women by providing Bible studies that enable women to know Christ through Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Walking with Purpose helps women know Christ: to know His heart – to know His tenderness – to know His mercy – to know His love. Walking with Purpose endeavors to meet women where they are on their spiritual journeys by guiding them to a lasting transformation of the heart and a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sessions: Various workbooks; DVD sessions can be found online for free or can be purchased.

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 30

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.walkingwithpurpose.com

Publisher: Walking with Purpose

Price: $20.00 - $40.00. Online videos are free or can be purchased for group sessions.

Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - The starting point and our foundational Bible study, we encourage all participants new to Walking with Purpose to begin here, regardless of previous experience with Bible study. This Bible study is an incredibly effective guide to deep, lasting transformation of the heart. Join us as we explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us.

Living in the Father’s Love: A Study of God the Father by Lisa Brenninkmeyer and Ruth Popp – Do you sometimes doubt if God really loves you? Are you searching for purpose? Do you struggle to measure up to our culture’s definition of beauty? Is there someone you need to forgive, but you don’t know how? This brief but powerful six-week Bible study is the ideal way to revive and refresh yourself. Discover just how much God loves us and how the Gospels are deeply relevant to our relationship with God and with those we love. 

Keeping in Balance: Creating Order Within by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Do you feel pulled in many directions? Do you find it hard to balance the demands placed on your time? Is it difficult to manage all the details thrown your way? God wants to support and help us so that we can be our best in every season of our lives. Come along on a journey throughout Scripture as we discover the relevance of Old and New Testament wisdom to our daily challenges. Together, we’ll explore biblical ideas for managing life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness. Your lifestyle of health and holiness awaits.

Discovering Our Dignity by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Women of the Old and New Testament were as flawed and broken as we can be. Yet, the power of God worked in their lives. Through their stories recorded in Scripture, they reach out to touch our “present” in a tender, honest and loving way – woman to woman – with ancient wisdom, sage advice, and insights from sorrowful failures and emotional wounds.

Touching the Devine: A Study of the Gospel of John by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Touching the Divine draws us into a deeper relationship with Jesus as we reflect on Christ’s personality. Knowing Him more intimately will increase our love for Him. St. John referred to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” As we study, John will teach us how much Christ loves us and how His love is the true satisfaction of our souls.

Beholding His Glory: Christ Revealed in the Old Testament by Lisa Brenninkmeyer (1) - As we look at Old Testament people and events, we’ll encounter problems that only Christ will solve, needs that only He will satisfy, and promises that only He can deliver. This nine-lesson study shows us how all Scripture points us to our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We’ll learn to recognize and appreciate God’s plan for our own lives, His awe-inspiring majesty, and His desire for personal intimacy with each one of us.

Beholding Your King: Christ Revealed in the Old Testament by Lisa Brenninkmeyer (2) - We live in a self-centered culture that all too often leaves us feeling empty and dissatisfied. A fuller view of God and His glory is the perfect antidote. We’ll study King David, select psalms, the temple, and many Old Testament prophets and see the ways in which they all point to the coming King of kings, Jesus Christ. This nine-lesson Bible study, is the second part of a two-part series and is ideally completed after Beholding His Glory.

 


Opening Your Heart (3 Part) Series by Lisa Brenninkmeyer & Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose cares about women at every stage of their development and believes the best way to keep women engaged with the Catholic faith is to never lose them in the first place. To that end, they have created the Opening Your Heart young adult 3-part series (Beloved, Unshaken, Steadfast) developed specifically for young women. This version of their best-selling study effectively meets young women where they are and points them to a life of freedom in Christ. Additional study series (Keeping in Balance and Discovering Our Dignity) will be released at a future date. The Bible study materials can be used with a small group of friends, for individual study, or in the parish setting. This study is book based. Each book contains six lessons with five daily sections per lesson.

Sessions: 6 week program with 5 daily sections

Session Length each (hrs): 2

Book form.

Audience: Young Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.walkingwithpurpose.com

Publisher: Walking With Purpose

Price: $20.00 each.

Beloved by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Beloved: Opening Your Heart, Part I, is a six-lesson Bible study that lays a strong foundation for our true identity as beloved daughters of God. We’ll learn that we belong to a family that will never abandon us. We’ll encounter grace and practical tools to make God our first priority. Jesus will meet us personally in the pages of His Word, and we’ll be transformed as a result.

Unshaken by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Unshaken: Opening Your Heart, Part II is a six-lesson Bible study that fills our spiritual toolbox with exactly what we need to grow stronger in our faith. We’ll discuss why and how we should read the Bible, what difference the sacraments really make in our lives, how to bravely face challenges in our efforts to follow Christ, and the way Mary perfectly mothers us through it all.

Steadfast by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Steadfast: Opening Your Heart, Part III, a six-lesson Bible study, unpacks why we are hustling for our worth and how to conquer our fears. We’ll look at the role of suffering and forgiveness in our lives, and dig deeper into how we can truly change in the areas where we have felt enslaved. We’ll explore life purpose, our vocations, and the depth of God’s love personal love for His beloved children.

 

Women in the New Evangelization (WINE) by Kelly M. Walquist

In years of traveling the country and working with hundreds of Catholic women’s Bible studies and faith sharing groups, we saw beautifully talented, incredibly passionate and ridiculously busy women striving to provide an environment that allowed women to know and love Jesus Christ, an environment in which women could learn the truth about their dignity and vocation, an environment that allowed women to live their faith with confidence, with conviction and hope. What we noticed was that many women were doing much of the work themselves, and many were reinventing the wheel—and what woman has time for that? Through much prayer, WINE: Women In the New Evangelization  emerged as the answer for busy women who found themselves on fire to lead other women in the Catholic faith, be that hosting a small group in their house or running a flourishing women’s ministry in their parish. Through much prayer, the women who have come together from around the country to form WINE, came to understand that whereas the Lord said to St. Francis, “Rebuild my Church,” for such a time as this, the Lord is calling to women, asking us to work in the beauty of our natural gifts as women, and is saying to us, “Heal my body.”

Sessions: 6 week book club for small groups

Session Length each (hrs): 2

Book form.

Audience: Women

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.catholicvineyard.com

Publisher: Servant Books, Franciscan Media

Created to Relate: God’s Design for Peace and Joy by Kelly M. Walquist Created to Relate explains the natural gift women have for building and maintaining life-giving relationships and reveals the key to living the Gospel fully and joyfully. Kelly Wahlquist shows how you can use your ability to build relationships as a way to lead others to Christ and provides practical tips to help you stay focused in the midst of the distractions and responsibilities that can lead to superficial connections.

Price: Bundle: Book and Journal $25.00; Book only $15.95; Journal only $14.95

Gaze Upon Jesus: Experiencing Christ’s Childhood through the Eyes of Women by Kelly M. Walquist. Not much is known about the childhood of Jesus, but the Gospels highlight six key moments in his early life: the angel Gabriel proclaiming Jesus’ birth to Mary at the Annunciation; a pregnant Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth; the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem; the presentation of Jesus in the temple; the flight of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to Egypt; discovering the twelve-year-old Jesus in the temple. Week by week, you will dig deep into each of the scriptural vignettes of Jesus’ early life and grow in your faith as you learn about virtues such as humility, patience, charity, reverence, prudence, and courage.

Price: Bundle: Book and Journal $25.00; Book only $16.00; Journal only $15.00

Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ’s Passion through the Eyes of Women by Kelly M. Walquist. As you imagine the experience of the women who met Jesus, you will discover how each of them expressed one of six, distinctive, feminine gifts identified in the writings of St. John Paul II. Through the eyes of an imagined woman who watched Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, you will understand how she conveyed the gift of receptivity. Through the hands of Veronica, who reached out to wipe the face of Jesus, you will discover how sensitivity is present and can grow in your own life. These gifts, along with generosity, prayer, maternity, and the Holy Spirit, come to life through the vivid portrayal of women who walked with Jesus. Their imagined stories are complemented by the real accounts of contemporary women who share their own stories of receiving and cultivating these gifts.

Price: Bundle: Book and Journal $25.00; Book only $15.95; Journal only $14.95


 

WORKS OF MERCY

Wisdom & Works of Mercy  by Fr. Michael Gaitley (3rd part of series)

Explore and deepen your faith with the Wisdom & Works of Mercy Group Study, the third group program in the life changing Hearts Afire series. Centered around Fr. Michael Gaitley's book The One Thing is ThreeWisdom & Works of Mercy is written simply and clearly, bringing the profound truths of the faith from head to heart to life in a way that makes deep theology easy to understand and even easier to live.

Sessions: 10

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 40

Audience: Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.shopmercy.org

Publisher: Hearts Afire

Price: Coordinator Kit includes: Participant Pack and the DVD set as well as the Retreat Coordinator's Guide.

$59.95 – Coordinator’s Kit with Book.

$49.95 - Coordinator’s Kit without Book.

The Participant Pack includes: Wisdom and Works of Mercy: A Two-in-One Companion; Prayer card with the Three Points of Communion; 10 Divine Mercy business card-sized prayer cards; CD with the "Farewell Discourse" from The Gospel According to John; 8 ½" x 11" full-color Three Points of Communion Certificate; Full-color bookmark with reading assignments; the book You Did It to Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action (Available separately $14.95)

$39.95 – Participant’s Kit with Book.

$29.95 - Participant’s Kit without Book.


 

YOUNG ADULT

Freedom to Love by Christopher West

Freedom to Love is a powerful five-part study for young adults. Presented by popular author Christopher West, this series lays out a convincing and refreshing road map to living a life of authentic freedom. The concepts presented in this study will dramatically impact your view of yourself, love, and relationships with those around you. Freedom to Love is ideal for college campus and parish young adult ministries.

Sessions: 5

Session Length each (hrs): 2

DVD Length (mins): 50

Audience: Young Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.ascensionpress.com

Publisher: Ascension Press

Price: $79.00 Pack includes 3-DVD Set; Leader’s Guide; Student Workbook


 

YOUNG ADULT - Women

Opening Your Heart (3 Part) Series by Lisa Brenninkmeyer & Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose cares about women at every stage of their development and believes the best way to keep women engaged with the Catholic faith is to never lose them in the first place. To that end, they have created the Opening Your Heart young adult 3-part series (Beloved, Unshaken, Steadfast) developed specifically for young women. This version of their best-selling study effectively meets young women where they are and points them to a life of freedom in Christ. Additional study series (Keeping in Balance and Discovering Our Dignity) will be released at a future date. The Bible study materials can be used with a small group of friends, for individual study, or in the parish setting. This study is book based. Each book contains six lessons with five daily sections per lesson.

Sessions: 6 week program with 5 daily sections

Session Length each (hrs): 2

Book form.

Audience: Young Adult

Language: English

Group Discussion: Yes

Website: www.walkingwithpurpose.com

Publisher: Walking With Purpose

Price: $20.00 each.

Beloved by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Beloved: Opening Your Heart, Part I, is a six-lesson Bible study that lays a strong foundation for our true identity as beloved daughters of God. We’ll learn that we belong to a family that will never abandon us. We’ll encounter grace and practical tools to make God our first priority. Jesus will meet us personally in the pages of His Word, and we’ll be transformed as a result.

Unshaken by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Unshaken: Opening Your Heart, Part II is a six-lesson Bible study that fills our spiritual toolbox with exactly what we need to grow stronger in our faith. We’ll discuss why and how we should read the Bible, what difference the sacraments really make in our lives, how to bravely face challenges in our efforts to follow Christ, and the way Mary perfectly mothers us through it all.

Steadfast by Lisa Brenninkmeyer - Steadfast: Opening Your Heart, Part III, a six-lesson Bible study, unpacks why we are hustling for our worth and how to conquer our fears. We’ll look at the role of suffering and forgiveness in our lives, and dig deeper into how we can truly change in the areas where we have felt enslaved. We’ll explore life purpose, our vocations, and the depth of God’s love personal love for His beloved children.

 

Contact Us

Office for Evangelization
171 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104

Phone: 973-497-4137
Fax: 973-497-4317

evangelization@rcan.org

 

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