Videos now available from the 2011 and 2012 Video Marathon. Use them to help train your team.
In the summers of 2011 and 2012, Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal hosted a video marathon—seven topics in seven days each year. We got lots of wonderful feedback, like this note:
Thank you for these videos. They provided clear and concise explanations on topics most on our minds, and I especially benefited from the practical ideas that I can implement right now. The one on sponsors was great. Hope to see more of these videos!
—Laurita Miller, Big Pine Key, Florida
We’ve also heard from a number of you that you’d like to be able to use the videos for future team training. So these are now available in the online bookstore. You can purchase single topics or get the entire set of each year at a discount.
Once you purchase, you’ll receive a PDF file with information on the private website and password to view your videos online. Share it with your team members, and watch the videos any time you like as many times as you like.
2012 7-Episode Video Marathon Bundle
Save over 30% by purchasing the entire set of seven videos. Each video is between 10 to 15 minutes, perfect as a discussion-starter or topic in your team training sessions. Have your team members watch them before a training session, or show them as part of your team meetings. Video topics include: The aim of catechesis; Knowledge of the faith; Learning the liturgy; Moral formation; Prayer; Community life; Mission
2012 Episode 01: Understanding the Aim of Catechesis: Intimacy and Communion with Jesus Christ
Learn what the Church says is the definitive aim of catechesis and how it affects your catechesis for catechumens and candidates in the RCIA. Run time: 14:00
2012 Episode 02: Knowledge of the Faith: A Pattern of Love
Learn what the Church means when it calls us to form people in knowledge of the faith. Run time: 11:44
2012 Episode 03: Learning the Liturgy: A Potter’s Guide
Explore how to help people fall in love with the liturgy and learn its meaning for Christian life. Run time: 14:47
2012 Episode 04: Moral Formation: Transformation Inside and Out
Look at the basic elements of moral formation. Run time: 10:16
2012 Episode 05: Awesome Prayer: The Summit of Christian Life
Discover why prayer forms us in faith. Run time: 11:40
2012 Episode 06: Community Life: Building Up the Body of Christ
Why you can’t be Christian by yourself. Run time: 11:18
2012 Episode 07: Initiated for Mission: Living Your Faith Out Loud
Find out the purpose of initiation: to enable us to carry out the mission of Christ. Run time: 14:44
2011 7-Episode Video Marathon Bundle
Save over 30% by purchasing the entire set of seven videos. Each video is between 9 to 24 minutes, perfect as a discussion-starter or topic in your team training sessions. Have your team members watch them before a training session, or show them as part of your team meetings. Video topics include: Sponsors; Discernment; The importance of names in the rites of the RCIA; Using the parish for faith formation; Evangelization and an ongoing initiation process; Baptized candidates; RCIA adapted for children
2011 Episode 01: Get On Board with Sponsors
Explore why sponsors are necessary, what they do, how to recruit them, and how to use them well in the formation of your catechumens. Run time: 23:29
2011 Episode 02: Discernment
Explore the discernment process, why it’s needed in today’s culture, how it strengthens the faith of catechumens, and how and when to do it. Run time: 21:22
2011 Episode 03: What’s in a Name?
Learn what the Church teaches about the importance of our names and why you should or shouldn’t ask catechumens to choose a new name. Run time: 9:13
2011 Episode 04: L.A. Tour Guide to Faith Formation
Learn to use the entire parish as the primary team member for faith formation. Explore how the parish trains catechumens in the areas of word, worship, and service. Run time: 12:20
2011 Episode 05: Evangelization: The Church’s Mission
Understand why evangelization is the Church’s primary mission. Learn simple ways to move from an abbreviated catechumenate to an ongoing, year-round process of evangelization. Run time: 16:33
2011 Episode 06: Tending the Garden of the Baptized
Look at the various kinds of baptized persons who come to our doors. Know how to customize their process based on their particular needs. Understand how to help people honor their baptism. Run time: 20:01
2011 Episode 07: RCIA Adapted for Children
Understand why the initiation of children is based on the process for adults. Learn why the entire family is involved in this process and how to adapt the RCIA rites for children. Run time: 13:04
Betsey Beckman, renowned liturgical dancer and presenter, offers an inspiring encounter with Mary Magdalene, whom we come to know as one of Jesus’ most courageous and intimate disciples.
Filmed in the beauty of the Northwest, this scenic story offers dramatic visuals for the Gospel and gives fresh voice to the oldest truths of our faith. This DVD was chosen as a featured film in the Los Angeles Religious Education Film Showcase 2011!
- Main Feature: Mary Magdalene – StoryDance (22 minutes)
- Artist’s Introduction (7 minutes)
- Guided Meditation with Christine Valters Paintner, PhD (18 minutes)
- Guided Movement and Scriptural Reflections with Betsey Beckman (40 minutes)
View the trailer below.
22 minutes, plus 65 minutes extra material | 0.5 oz
Vision Video (2009)
Betsey Beckman, renowned liturgical dancer and presenter, and J. Michael Sparough, SJ, retreat master, storyteller and author invite us into author John Shea’s beloved re-telling of the Woman at the Well for an emotion-filled journey of thirst, heart-break, humor and healing.
With natural settings weaving together Biblical and 21st-century images, the liberating message of the Gospel comes to life with refreshing water for our times. As the story begins, we meet a Samaritan woman heavily burdened and hardened by the wounds of life. In the heat of the day, she approaches the village well and encounters a strange Jewish man. She braces herself, fearing the worst. However, this unknown guest proceeds to break all the cultural codes that would keep both men and women, as well as Samaritans and Jews, worlds apart … he respectfully asks the woman for a drink. With the perfect balance of boldness and gentleness, humor and healing, Jesus gradually peels back layers of deceit and self-defense to reveal the woman’s true need. Soon it is Jesus who is offering spiritual water to a heart broken-open. Now giddy with joy, the woman returns to her village, bubbling over with Jesus’ life-giving water for all!
This DVD will help RCIA teams enhance the elect and catechumen’s journey. It’s also perfect for lenten reflections and women’s retreats! Also included is a free PDF download of reflection questions.
DVD, including PDF download of reflection questions
22 minutes | 0.5 oz
Vision Video (2012)