LEARNING ABOUT L.I.F.E.

This book by Sr. Kieran Sawyer, SSND & Kathie Amidei is a family-based program on healthy relationships and abuse prevention.  The Catechetical Leader or Catechist acts as a facilitator as the parents teach their child about love, infatuation, freindship and exploitation in a casual, fun way.  Go to www.learningaboutlife.org for more information and power points.

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS!

Are you interested in getting your parents to form their own children in the Catholic Faith?

Do you need a step-by-step plan to coach parents to teach their own children and help them grow up Catholic?

Great Expectations by Bill Huebsch and Leisa Anslinger shows how to implement Whole Family Faith Formation for First Penance and First Communion, catechesis for older chidlren, a retreat for expectant or new parents for Baptism plus coaching tips and ideas.  It would be a helpful companion for implementing Learning About L.I.F.E. 

Contact sidneymedia@catholiccincinnati.org to borrow a copy.

TEACHING ABOUT THE REVISED ROMAN MISSAL IN YOUR PARISH

Let Us Pray is a resource that includes three sessions (15, 45 & 90 minutes), a newsletter and a  letter from the pastor to adapt for your parish.  Go to www.pastoralplanning.com to order and it will be sent to your email address.  To preview a copy contact Theresa at 937-498-1192 or sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.

SUPERVISION OF CATECHISTS

A Workbook for Parish Catechetical Leaders on the Supervision of Catechists by Ginger Infantino, published by NCEA.

The parish catechetical leader is called to many tasks and challenges.  This workbook will help enhance your mentoring, observation and supervision skills.  Included are steps to observation and reflection as well as forms to use.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONVERSION IN RCIA

The Spirit at Work:  Covnersion and the RCIA by Michael H. Marchal, published by World Library Publications, tackles the challenging topic of conversion in initiation.  Topics include:  discernment, repentance, the Scrutinies,  the Eucharist and Real Presence, which all play a part in conversion and the RCIA Process. 

Contact the Sidney Media Center at 937-498-1192 to reserve a copy to borrow.

HELPING YOUR FAMILY UNDERSTAND THE MASS

Kitchen Table Conversations:  Preparing at Home for Sunday Eucharist by Stephanie Baker & Anna Humaydan, published by Twenty Third Publications

This handy and inexpensive ($3.95) resource is a  simple, practical, step-by-step guide to help family members share faith and appreciate the Mass.  This will be especially helpful as parents prepare their families for the changes in the prayers of the Mass. 

Contact Theresa at 937-498-1192 or sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org to borrow it from the Sidney Media Center.

Gift You Have Received, Give as a Gift, The: A Workbook for Parish Catechetical Leaders on the Supervision of Catechists

Ginger Infantino.

Here is a practical resource to help parish catechetical leaders fulfill the responsibility to evaluate catechists (NDC p.225).  

Click here for more details.