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 .



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

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.


Joe Paprocki’s new book, Practice Makes Catholic, from Loyola Press is perfect for young families teaching the faith to their children, those in RCIA and catechists who need a good reference book.  It covers what makes us Catholic:  sacramentals, liturgical year, fasting, prayer, stewardhip, gifts of the Holy Spirit, justice, saints, Ten Commandments, Scripture and Tradition.  Check it out in the Sidney Media Center.  Contact us at


Want a creative way for your students in Catholic School or Parish Religious Education to study Catholic vocabulary?  Go to for free  flashcards and games on many subjects.  Search “ACRE” to get sets of questions for working on Catholic Vocabulary Words or Terms or in preparation for taking the NCEA ACRE Assessment .   Thanks to Barb for the heads-up!


Celebrating Saints and Seasons by Jeanne Hunt from St. Anthony Messenger Press contains prayers and creative activities appropriate for the family or the classroom for every month of the year.  Catechists of any age from Pre-School to Adults will find a it a valuable resources.  Reserve a copy to borrow from the Northern Media Center by contacting us at 937-498-1192 or 

New DVDs

DV 386
The Last Appeal
The Life of Faustina the Apostle of Divine Mercy

This is the story of a peasant girl chosen to bring the message of Mercy to mankind in preparation for The Last Day – The Day of Judgment.  The drama unfolds through the revelations and visions of God to Helen Kowalska.  The story of Helen vividly brings to light the struggles she went through in the process of delivering the message through the humble life of a nun in a convent in Poland at the beginning of the 20th century.

DV 388
“On Blessings”

In this all-new program taped before a live audience, Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI talks about blessings in a whole new way; the focus is not how to get them, or count them, but how to give them.  Specifically, he says that the young “hunger for the father’s blessing,” and that older people must, “feed the young.”  In his warm and engaging style, Fr. Rolheiser tells us why we should offer blessings and support to those younger than ourselves, how to do it, and about the rewards for those giving and receiving blessings.

To reserve these or any other DVDs contact