|A Quick Journey Through the Bible||Bible Study||Adult||Jeff Cavins||2007||CD||4 CDs approx.30 min. each||
This series has Spanish and English subtitles.
A Quick Journey through the Bible is an 8-part introduction to the Bible Timeline learning system. This study is designed to give the student a brief overview of salvation history, from Genesis through the resurrection of Christ and the establishment of the Catholic Church. Students will learn about the spiritual benefits of Bible study and how to enter deeper into "His-story" as they begin their study of the Scriptures.
The topics in the 8-part study:
1. How to Read the Bible and Explanation of Materials
2. Early World
3. The Patriarchs
4. Egypt & Exodus and Desert Wanderings
5. Conquest & Judges and Royal Kingdom
6. Divided Kingdom and Exile
7. Return from Exile and Maccabean Revolt
8. Messianic Fulfillment and The Church
This study is an excellent way to launch a parish Bible study program. Jeff Cavins takes a chronological walk through the Bible story in a way that reveals God's plan for his Creation; what went wrong at the beginning; and how God worked through history to reconcile his lost children to himself while building his kingdom.
|Adventures in First Corinthians||Scripture||Youth & Adults||Dr. Tim Gray||2008||DVD||10 (30 min. segments)||The conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. With divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials of the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much-needed message for our own times. First Corinthians explores the key elements that the apostle Paul introduced ot a new and growing Church. St. Paul taught the Corinthians about the nature of grace and the Church as the Body of Christ. In addition, he introduced the Corinthian Christians to the most powerful gift of all, the Eucharist, which along with Christian virtue leads to a life of joy.|
|Adventures in Matthew: The King and His Kingdom||Bible||Adult||Jeff Cavins||2009||DVD||12 DVD set||This set focuses on Jesus as the fulfillment of the promises of the Old Testament. It also touches on Jesus' establishment of the Church as the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, making it an excellent introduction to the Great Adventure study on the Acts of the Apostles.|
|An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life||Sacraments||Adult||Christopher West||2008||DVD||4 DVDs||
Based on Blessed John Paul II's revolutionary teaching and presented by world-renowned speaker and author Christopher West, The Gift is a comprehensive system designed to lay a firm foundation for those who desire to incorporate the Theology of the Body into their daily lives.
An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life is an eight-part, four-hour study designed to give you a solid understanding of God's plan for humanity -- a plan stamped right into our bodies.
In this study, you will learn:
Why God created us male and female
Why the redemption of our sexuality is the key to happiness
How God's mystery is revealed through the body and spousal love
The truth behind the lies of lust and pornography and how they can be overcome
The language of sexual love
God's purpose and plan for our lives
and much more.....
A Leader's Guide and Student Workbook are available.
|Catching Fire Becoming Flame||Spiritual Growth||Adult||Albert Haase, OFM||2013||DVD||3 hours||
Ever wonder how some people become enthusiastic and on fire about their relationship with God? In this six-session video presentation, Father Albert Haase gives you the tools and kindling to prepare for the spark of God in your life#and then shows you how to fan it into flame until you are set ablaze. His teaching glows with time-tested wisdom as an experienced spiritual director shares the secrets of the saints. With supplemental reading suggestions and reflection questions, this eminently practical video functions like a personal, spiritual retreat.
There are six 30 minute segments on the DVD, which includes a discussion guide:
1. Spiritual Journey as a process of transformation
2. Your Image of God
3. The examen
4. The 7 principles of prayer
5. The Challenge of Forgiveness
6. God#s will
|Catholicism 1 & 2||Catholicism||Youth & Adults||Rev. Robert E. Barron||2011||DVD||103 min.||
Episode 1 (50 min.): "Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man," we journey with Fr. Barron to the mysterious and sacred sites of the Holy Land. From Caesarea Phillipi, to the Sea of Galilee, to Jerusalem and finally to the eternal city of Rome, Fr. Barron illuminates the Catholic Faith's conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah and the revelation of God become man in Christ.
Episode 2 (53 min.): "Happy are We: The teaching of Jesus", Fr. Barron journeys from Galilee to Krakow, Warsaw, New York City, Kampala, and beyond and presents throughout what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
Deanery Center has 2 copies of this series.
|Catholicism 3 & 4||Catholicism||Youth & Adults||Rev. Robert E. Barron||2011||DVD||101 min.||
Episode 3: "The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Which Nothing Greater can be Thought" takes us on a journey from the heights of Mount Sinai to the mysterious sites of Istanbul, from the glittering streets of Paris to the glorious Sistine Chapel. Fr. Barron presents the Catholic Faith's compelling vision of God as the ineffable and majestic Trinity.
Episode 4: "Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God" we travel to the ruins of Ephesus and to the great Marian shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe. Fr. Barron explains the Church's great reverence for Mary and her unique role in the history of salvation.
|Catholicism 5 & 6||Catholicism||Youth & Adults||Rev. Robert E. Barron||2011||DVD||105 min.||
Episode 5 (58 min.): "The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure" presents the Church's missionary endeavor which begins with the adventures of St. Peter and St. Paul. From Ephesus, Corinth, Athens, and Rome and to the far reaches of the world, Fr. Barron traces the influence of these two great apostles and their enduring legacies in the life of the Church.
Episode 6 (47 min.): "A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church" Fr. Barron explores the Catholic Faith's unique understanding of the relationship of Jesus Christ and the Church. Witness how the Mystical Body of Christ is a living organism that stretches from Rome to New York, Sao Paolo, Manila, and Namugongo, embracing humanity in all of its joys and sorrows.
|Catholicism 7 & 8||Catholicism||Youth & Adults||Rev. Robert E. Barron||2011||DVD||107 min||
Episode 7 (49 min.) Father Barron explores the ancient practices of the Church's worship that endure to this very day. The Eucharist is the central practice of the Catholic Faith, "the source and summit" of Christian life. In Episode 7: "Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist," Fr. Barron explains the words, gestures, and meanings of the Church's Eucharist.
Episode 8 (58 min.) The story of the Church is told in exam;les of those who dedicated their lives to knowing and serving Jesus Christ. In Episode 8: "A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion Saints," Fr. Barron celebrates some of Church's most extraordinary saints ~ Edith Stein, Mother Teresa, Therese of Lisieux, and Katharine Drexel.
|Catholicism 9 & 10||Catholicism||Youth & Adults||Rev. Robert E. Barron||2011||DVD||92 min.||
Episode 9 (41 min.): "The Fire of God's Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit," Fr. Barron explores how the Catholic Faith transforms humanity through prayer, spiritual commitment, and the mystery of vocation. Featured: New York, Avila, Toledo, Gethsemane and beyond
The Catholic Faith offers a vision of life directed by a supernatural destiny. In Episode 10 (51 min.): "World Without End: The Last Things," Fr. Barron journeys to Florence, Ireland and Rome to illustrate how this life is a preparation for an extraordinary world yet to come.
Ten episodes. Ten hours. One film series.
|Creating Circles of Peace: Alternatives to Violence||Marriage and Family Life||Adults & Children||Jim McGinnis||1996||Program Kit||
||This program addresses the concerns of parents, family members, and all committed individuals who wish to take a stand for peace and justice in today's increasingly violent world. It is based on a Family Pledge of Nonviolence and includes 40 pages of stories, suggestions, activities, and other resources to help people live each component of the pledge in their day-to-day lives.|
|EPIC: A Journey Through Church History - The Early Church||Bible Study||Youth & Adults||Steve Weidenkopf||2012||DVD||10 part study||
Ten-part DVD series. Steve Weidenkopf presents the remarkable story of the early Church, the first 500 years of our Catholic history.
This DVD set is designed to be used with the "Epic: The Early Church" study set and Leader's Guide. Study set contains all the components you need to complete the study: reading assignments, study questions, a Timeline Chart, Bookmark, and Special Features.
|Galatians||Bible||Adult||Jeff Cavins||2013||DVD||4 DVDs: 8 sessions||Paul#s letter to the Galatians speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: #What must we do to be saved?# This fascinating letter reveals the merciful love that God the Father has for us, his children. It speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us, and it explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ#s redeeming sacrifice through faith and love. Galatians is a study that will reignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you.|
|Great Adventure Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come||Scripture||Youth & Adults||Jeff Cavins||2008||DVD with guide||6 60min sessions||Great Adventure Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is the first on-going study of 'The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible' In this intriguing look at one most talked-about books in Scripture, Jeff Cavins explores Revelation to demonstrate how the Kingdom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history.|
|Hebrews & James||Bible Study||Adult||Fr. Mitch Pacwa||
||DVD||7 dvd set||
The Book of Hebrews stresses that Jesus Christ is the true sacrificial lamb who shed His blood for us and freed us from sin. While the Epistle of James challenges followers of Christ not to just "talk the talk" but to "walk the walk". This 28 week study is a combination of Hebrews and James Epistles.
Hebrews consists of 16 lessons with lessons presented by by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
James study consists of 12 lessons with lectures presented by Fr. Scott Courtney of the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska
|James: Pearls for Wise Living||Scripture||Youth & Adults||Jeff Cavins, Sarah Christmyer||2009||DVD||6 (60 min each)||James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. Developed by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer, this study offers "pearls for wise living" by applying the wisdom of James to the present. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.|
|Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother||Scripture||Adult||
||2014||Book/DVD||8 sessions||In Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, you will experience an extraordinary pilgrimage through Mary's life and see why she is an essential part of our faith. Guided by Dr. Edward Sri, you will journey through the biblical narrative of Mary's life and visit the places where key events in salvation history occurred. There, Dr. Sri will introduce you to the Blessed Mother on a personal level, showing how Scripture, history, and Jewish culture reveal the sorrows, anxieties, and joys Mary would have held in her heart.|
|Momnipotent: Finding Peace, Balance, & Joy in Your Vocation as a Mother||Spiritual Growth||Adult||Danielle Bean||2014||Book/DVD set||8-part study||
More than a study...a movement to reclaim a vocation.
Danielle Bean understands the joys and trials of motherhood firsthand and meets you just where you are in Momnipotent. Over the course of eight, 30-minute sessions, you will journey with Danielle and women of diverse backgrounds as they discuss real issues that moms face every day. You will hear unique perspectives and gain practical advice from experienced moms (who are still learning and growing in their vocations) as you gather with other women to pray, journal, and share.
Momnipotent will help you recognize and use your uniquely feminine strengths to find peace, balance, and joy in your vocation as a mother.
|Oremus A Guide to Catholic Prayer||Prayer||Adult||Fr. Mark Toups||2012||DVD||
Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God's voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly?
For most of us, prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and to find even a few minutes to pray. In our busy lives, prayer is seen as a luxury, when in reality it is at the foundation of a healthy spiritual life.
The Oremus study program teaches you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life.
In this eight-part DVD series, Fr. Mark Toups guides you through the simple, yet profound steps to an effective and fruitful prayer life.
|Peter: Cornerstone of Catholicism||Bible Study||Adult||Tim Gray||2014||Book/DVD set||7 hours||
Simon Peter. A poor fisherman? An impetuous follower? A bungling disciple? The 'Rock' of the Church?
Dr. Tim Gray takes us on a journey into the life of one of history's most compelling characters. Bringing together biblical stories, historical knowledge, solid Church teaching, and personal insights. Dr. Gray gives a fresh perspective on the fisherman to whom Jesus entrusted his Church.
|Pillar I: The Creed||Church||Youth & Adults||Sean Innerst||2012||DVD||6 DVDs||
Support I: The Creed makes the Catechism of the Catholic Church come alive, showing you how your personal journey of faith fits into the amazing story of salvation told in the Creed. Far more than a list of "faith facts," the Catechism provides a sure map for your journey of faith, which can be easily navigated and deeply enriching with the right tools.
In Pillar 1: The Creed you will:
- Learn why the Catechism should be treated less like a fact book and more like a roadmap for our faith journey.
- Learn what God's innermost secret is and how we're called to participate in it.
- See that our journey of faith is one from Blessing to Blessing, that the God who made us wills that we return to him.
- Discover how the Catechism can be seen as a new catechesis for the New Evangelization.
- Learn how what we believe emerges from the living story of salvation history.
- Discover the role the angels play in aiding our salvation, and how they are truly present to us.
|Pillars II: Sacraments||Sacraments||Adult||Sean Innerst||2013||DVD||6 DVD set||The second series of the four-part Pillars program. Study continues to open up the treasures of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, You'll discover how the sacraments can transform your life, providing strength, healing and hope.|
|Priest, Prophet, King||Bible Study||Youth & Adult||Rev. Robert E. Barron||2014||DVD||
The better we understand Jesus the better we understand ourselves. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Fr. Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.
Through this presentation you will better understand Jesus, and become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.
|Psalms The School of Prayer||Scripture||Youth & Adults||Jeff Cavins, Sarah Christmyer, and Dr. Tim Gray||2010||DVD||10 (60 min. segments)||With Psalms: The School of Prayer, The Great Adventure moves from telling the story to making it personal. While the historical books of the Bible recount God's creative and redemptive acts in history, the psalms reveal Israel's response to God's covenant and serve as a model for our response to Him. Indeed, one could say that the historical books tell the "outside" of the story of Israel by giving an historical perspective, while the Psalms tell the "inside" story, which comes from the deeply personal perspective of one who is seeking God. Join Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, and Sarah Christmyer and learn how the Psalms can inform and transform your prayer.|
|Seven Deadly Sins Seven Lively Virtues||Spiritual Growth||Youth & Adults||Rev. Robert E. Barron||2007||DVD with guide||112 min||
Join Fr. Barron for a challenging presentation of the Seven Deadly Sins...and for his message of hope, found in the Seven Lively Virtues.
|The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation History||Bible Study||Adult||Jeff Cavins||
The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation has helped hundreds of thousands of people just like you learn how to read and understand the Bible from a Catholic perspective. This study features 23 lessons plus an introduction, walking you through the entire story of the Bible, from the creation of the world through the establishment of the Catholic Church and beyond.
This all new 2011 edition (2.0) of the Bible Timeline DVD series was filmed in high-definition, and features:
* on-screen Scripture, Catechism, and Church document citations
* new animated maps of Ancient Israel, the journeys of Abraham, St. Paul, and more
* classic art and modern day images of Biblical scenes
* Hebrew and Greek definitions of important terms
* and much more!
**Each student should also have a Study Kit that contains the questions, responses, maps charts, and diagrams that are necessary to complete the study. These may be purchased online, or by calling 1-800-376-0520.
|The Cathedral||History||Youth & Adult||Professor William R Cook||2010||DVD||4 DVD set||
24 lectures/ 30 minutes per lecture
The modern mind cannot comprehend the symbolic-and real-power that the cathedral has held for much of the past 2,000 years of Western civilization. Rising to the heavens, a three-dimensional manifestation of art, science, and religious fervor, a cathedral was the local seat of power, community, worship, and often economics.
This course is profoundly illustrated by 3-D animations and photographs many of which are from your professor's own lens. Once you have studied these extraordinary structures, you may very well feel the need to see them in person.
|The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters||Catholicism||Youth & Adult||Robert Barron||2015||Study Program||65 min & 76 min||
Fr. Barron reaches into our rich intellectual tradition to teach us how to respond to the secular culture rampant with atheism, skepticism and the so-called New Atheism.
Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas and Pope Benedict XVI, he uncovers clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by "God."
|Walking Toward Eternity: Making Choices for Today||Spiritual Growth||Adult||Jeff Cavins||2012||DVD||4 DVDs (8 sessions)||
This is an inspiring series designed to help you live your faith more fully by developing and nurturing characteristics that are essential to the Christian life. Through daily prayer and meditation with Scripture (lectio divina), you will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ.
Daring to Walk the Walk, the first series of Walking Toward Eternity, introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in your life. You will learn how to walk in: love, forgiveness, humility, prayerfulness, faithfulness, sacrifice and thankfulness.