Lent and Easter DVDs

The latest Resources for Creative Teaching Newsletter page features some of the DVDs available through the Sidney Media Center of the Northern Area Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  The DVDs listed are some of the more popular resources.  Make your reservation early by sending an email to sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org


Advent and Christmas Resources

It is not too early to reserve the DVDs you would like to use in the month of December.  This month’s Resources for Creative Teaching Newsletter lists DVDs available in the Media Centers of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati pertaining to Advent and Christmas.  Some of them are new, some are familiar classics now available on DVD.


This month the Resources for Creative Teaching Newsletter page lists DVDs and Videos on Mary.  These and other resources are available from the three Media Centers of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.   Go to http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/evangelization-and-catechesis/media-center .


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 http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf.

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.


Great People of the Bible by Saint Mary’s Press is a supplemental text for middle schoolers.  It has 25 easy-to-lead session for teaching salvation history and Bible literacy.  The student book has one page of information and one page of puzzles or activities per session.  The Catechist Guide is easy to follow for a one hour session.  Preview a copy at the Sidney Media Center.  Contact us at 937-498-1192 or sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.


The Center for Ministry Development has simple articles for Bible exploration during Lent.  Free downloads of one paragraph articles on the readings from Ash Wednesday through the Easter Vigil  are an easy way for parishioners and families to reflect on the scriptures.  Click on “Listen Up!  Lent 2011” at www.fashioningfaith.org.