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

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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.

CONGRESS WORKSHOPS

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.

REGISTER EARLY

Register for the Northern Area Congress to be held September 17, 2011 before August 15 to receive your first choice selections for workshops.  Some workshops reach room capacity limits fast, so there is no first choice guarantee after August 15.  If you do not have a Congress brochure go to http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf  for this years’ brochure.  The theme this year is Drawing Adolescents and Their Families into a Life of Faith: A Practical Blueprint with Dr. Gregory “Dobie” Moser as the Keynote Speaker.

 

NEW BOOK FROM JOE PAPROCKI

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 sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.

SUPPLEMENTAL BIBLE LITERACY TEXT

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.