Catholic Media Programing

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers the following at www.usccb.org/video . 
The “Sacraments” DVD series offers a short (3 – 4 minutes) presentation on each of the seven sacrematns.
“Daily Reflections” has a reflection on the day’s scripture readings.
“One to One” gives intervies with people sharing their faith.
“Faith Works” shows faith at work helping others.
Podcasts of the daily readings and other reflections.
English and Spanish Catholic Radio Programs.

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Growing an Engaged Church

How to Stop “Doing Church” and Start BEING The Church Again.  By Albert L. Winseman, published by Galuup Press, 2006.

“So if we believe the world is in need of the life-giving love of Jesus Christ, we’d better do everything we can not only to strengthen existing local congregations, but also to effectively plant new churches that meet the needs of and proclaim the Gospel to emerging generations.”  p. 7.

The book centers around the concept of engagement and the importance of measuring it.  He tells stories of the value of welcoming and hospitality and what happens when we as church are not.  He offers a challenge to all church leaders and people in the pews to embrace the mission of hospitality if we want a vibrant and living Church in the future. 

Certainly worth the read!

Media Workshop

Are you looking for ways to enhance your classes by using different forms of media?  Not sure how to incorporate its use in your lesson plan?  Would you like to have a teacher inservice on ways to use media but not sure what points to cover?  The Media Center of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis has a powerpoint presentation entitled USING MEDIA IN FAITH FORMATION. If you have any questions about this presentation contact sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org

Proclaiming Christ 2009

The PNCEA online conference, Proclaiming Christ, is now available on CD.  Click here to order.

Proclaiming Christ 2009 CD’s Now Available.