The December Resources for Creative Faith Formation Newsletter has been posted.  This month focuses on DVDs available from the Northern Area Office of Evangelization and Catechesis’ Media Center dealing with Prayer.  DVDs are available for all age groups on different forms of prayer.  Also available are DVDs that can be used for meditation and reflection.  Contact for further information.


The 36th Annual Northern Congress to be held September 17, 2011 offers a variety of workshops.
Workshops 7 and 19 deal with adolescents.
Workshops 12 and 23 are on up-coming changes in the Mass.
Workshops 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 21, 24 and 25 offer innovative teaching ideas.
Workshops 16, 20, 26 are for those catechists teaching sacraments.
Workshops 14, 15 and 17  are about prayer in the classroom.
Workshops 8, 9 and 27 pertain to Scripture.
Workshops 3, 11, 28 talk about Saints and Angels.

To find out more about these and other workshops offered or to register go to

RCT Monthly Newsletter

Be sure to check out the Resources for Creative Teaching Newsletter page for books, DVDs, videos and other resources available through the Northern Area Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  The first issue for 2011-2012 is posted and gives suggested resources available explaining the upcoming changes in the Roman Missal.  Other topics covered will be Mary, Apologetics, Saints, Prayer, Parables, Lent, Penance and Eucharist.  The new resource page is posted the first week of each month August – April.


Register for the Northern Area Congress to be held September 17, 2011 before August 15 to receive your first choice selections for workshops.  Some workshops reach room capacity limits fast, so there is no first choice guarantee after August 15.  If you do not have a Congress brochure go to  for this years’ brochure.  The theme this year is Drawing Adolescents and Their Families into a Life of Faith: A Practical Blueprint with Dr. Gregory “Dobie” Moser as the Keynote Speaker.



Joe Paprocki’s new book, Practice Makes Catholic, from Loyola Press is perfect for young families teaching the faith to their children, those in RCIA and catechists who need a good reference book.  It covers what makes us Catholic:  sacramentals, liturgical year, fasting, prayer, stewardhip, gifts of the Holy Spirit, justice, saints, Ten Commandments, Scripture and Tradition.  Check it out in the Sidney Media Center.  Contact us at


Renew International presents “Lifting Up Our Hearts,” a six-session faith-sharing process to learn about the Roman Missal and appreciate the liturgy.  Materials include:  Participant’s Book, Music CD, Pew Cards,Leader’s Guide and free bonus materials to download.  Go to Up Our Hearts&Count=-1 to see materials and register for webinars.


The Center for Ministry Development offers “Just Five Days” for teens entering seventh, eighth and nineth grades.   This is a  five-day experience of service, hands-on learning activities, prayer and liturgy, and community building designed for groups of middle school youth and their adult leaders from Catholic parishes and schools.  One site is Cincinnati, Ohio.  Go to for more information.


Celebrating Saints and Seasons by Jeanne Hunt from St. Anthony Messenger Press contains prayers and creative activities appropriate for the family or the classroom for every month of the year.  Catechists of any age from Pre-School to Adults will find a it a valuable resources.  Reserve a copy to borrow from the Northern Media Center by contacting us at 937-498-1192 or 

Psalms Alive – DV 411

In this inspiring DVD, director-actor-producer Billy Angel presents powerful oral interpretations of 22 Psalms in diverse settings that serve to evoke the mood and ambience that the original authors intended.  On this DVD are Psalms 1, 5, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 40, 42, 46, 51, 91, 100 and 139.  A list of the Psalm titles in PDF is included on the DVD.

To reserve DV 411 contact the Sidney Media Center of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Ashes to Glory – DV 410

Ashes to Glory provides 47 short reflections for each day of Lent to prepare the viewer for Easter.  Each day contains a brief devotion (2-3 minutes) that reflects on a treasured song, poem, tradition, Scripture, character of the Passion story, or work of art that enhances the meaning of the season.  Some of the topics include: Ash Wednesday, When does Lent begin, When is Easter, The Praying Hands, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Footwashing, The Paschal candle, Pieta, Nicodemus, The Ascension, Pontius Pilate, Barabbas, Judas Iscariot, Doubting Thomas, Gethsemane, Maunday Thursday and Holy Saturday.

To reserve this DVD contact the Sidney Media Center of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati


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