Beyond the Words, a new podcast for MP3 players or direct download, is availabel through iTunes or at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/worship/the-new-roman-missal/media-information.  The sytle is conversational with special guests and interviews.  The changes to the Roman Missal and other cultural and sacramental topics make the episodes appropriate for listeners of all ages.



From Ave Maria Press:

TEENS AND CHASTITY presented by Sr. Kieran Sawyer, S.S.N.D.  May 10, 2011

Click Here for information and registration. 


THE CHANGING FACE OF CATHOLIC PARISHES presented by Mark Gray and Neil Parent  May 13, 2011

Click Here for information and registration.


Practice Makes Catholic” – Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00-8:00pm (CDT)

 Join Joe Paprocki who will facilitate this complimentary webinar on “15 Ways to Make Your Religion Class More Catholic.” Catholicism is a unique way of seeing. As catechists and religion teachers, we impart this way of seeing to others. The Catholic vision is characterized by the following:

  • a sense of sacramentality
  • a commitment to community
  • a respect for the dignity of human life and a commitment to justice
  • a reverence for Tradition
  • a disposition to faith and hope and not despair

In this Webinar, Joe Paprocki, DMin, will draw from his new book, Practice Makes Catholic: Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith to unpack these unique characteristics of Catholic identity and will show how catechists and religion teachers can integrate practical ideas in their classes to make them more “Catholic.”

 Joe Paprocki, is an author, a speaker, and a fourth-grade catechist in the Archdiocese of Chicago with over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry. Joe, national consultant for faith formation at Loyola Press, is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling The Catechist’s Toolbox: How to Thrive As a Religion Education Teacher  and Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe. A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe He is also the host of the blog Catechist’s Journey. Click to Register 



Now is the time to plan how you will catechize your parish or school children, teens and adults about the changes in the Roman Missal next fall.  On the left, click on the category, “Roman Missal,” for a variety of resources to do the job.


YOUCAT is the new Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The forward by Pope Benedict XVI promotes this catechism of numbered questions with answers plus passages from the Bible, quotes from writers, paragraphs of further explanation, photos, interesting sketches and an index of topics.  Check it out in the Sidney Media Library before you order for your young people.  sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org .


As adult faith formation catechists plan sessions to prepare parents for the Baptism of their child or RCIA Catechists plan sessions for Catechumens or parish or school catechists plan sessions for their students, they re looking for new videos to show the rite and explain the sacrament’s meaning.  Here are some you may want to borrow from the Sidney Media Center.  Search the Media Catalog at www.catholiccincinnati.org/oec/catalog and make your reservation at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.  

DV0389  Sacraments (1 episode each)  – Junior High-Adults

DV0354  One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism – Adults/Parents

DV0318  Exploring the Sacrament of Baptism – Junior High – Adults  (Uses stories)

Dv0180  Initiation Sacraments for Young Poeple – Primary – Junior High

DV0159  Sacrament of Baptism:  Past and Present – Adults (History and Develpment of Baptism)

Dv 0091   Your Baby’s Baptism – Adults (For Parent Preparation)


  Liturgy Training Publications presents What’s New about the Mass for Teens.  The student booklet is only $1.50 and the Teaching Edition is easy to use for the six sessions.  Each session is about 30 – 45 minutes or can be broken into 10 – 15 minute segments to be used in a regular religious education class.  The Teaching Edition encourages the use of technology such as YouTube, Web Sites, Facebook, etc.  A special QR Code let’s Smart Phone users access accompanying videos to spark discussion.  A booklet for Grades 3 – 7 is also available from LTP.  Preview this resource at the Sidney Media Center at 937-498-1192.