TEACHING ABOUT THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES OF CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

All God’s Children: 42 Short & Joyful Stories for Kids by Anne E. Neuberger introduces children (ages 3+) to life, feasts, festivals and culture of children in other countries.  Discussion questions, activities and tips are included to fill any amount of time during religious education, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, child care, family catechesis or home schooling.  Contact the Sidney Media Center at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org to reserve a copy to borrow.

RCIA WEB SITE REVISED

http://www.teamrcia.com has just been revised!  This free online resource for Catholic Parishes that want to start or sustain the Catechumenate in their commuities inlcudes Questions and Answers, a Glossary of RCIA Terms, a Blog, Resources and Webinars.  Check it out!

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 sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org

Pilgrim’s Progress – DV 409

This animated version of John Bunyan’s classic allegory of the Christian walk, is an excellent way to introduce the timeless story to children of all ages – and re-introduce its portrayal of the themes of the Christian life to adults as well.

The story of Pilgrim’s journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City has had a tremendous effect upon countless lives throughout the world.  This powerful animated program takes us, with Pilgrim, through the Slough of Despond, the Hill of Difficulty, and the many breathtaking experiences that carry him finally to his destination.

To reserve this DVD contact the Sidney Media Center of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org

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 sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org

ADD SOME SPICE TO YOUR PARISH RCIA!

Dr. Mike Gable of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Mission Office would enjoy helping you find speakers to come to talk to your Parish RCIA Group.  Topics could include:  the changing complexions of Catholics overseas, Mission and Evangelization of the laity and solidarity as baptized global Catholics.  Contact Mike at 513-421-3131 x 2630 or mgable@catholiccincinnati.org to secure a speaker.

PROVE IT! ANSWERS TO TEENS’ QUESTIONS

Prove It! God by Amy Welborn is a no-nonsense book that takles the tough questions that teens ask about God, the Catholic Church, other religions, evolution, good and evil, etc.  The book is short and easy to read and punctuated with quotes to start discussion or reflection.  It’s a great book for teens (Christmas gift giving is upon us!), catechists of teens and youth ministers.  Contact the Sidney Media Center at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org to reserve a time to borrow our copy.