Family Portrait

The Linked Parishes of  Pope John XXIII  &  Christ The King

Our 2020-21 Faith Formation Program

LIVING OUR BELIEFS

Session 5 - Playlist Menu

 
 

AGE RECCOMENDATION CODE

P = Primary Grades     M = Middle Grades (Tweens)    T=Teens      A= Adult (Some Teens)

Click Topic to Choose

How Do We Know God Loves Us?

Grace

Free Will

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What Separates Us From God’s Love?

Examination of Conscience

Reconciliation

Sin

God Teaches Us To Love

10 Commandments

Greatest Commandment

Beatitudes

Lent, Feb. Saints & Ash Wednesday

February Saints

Lenten Preparation

Fasting & Abstinence

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How Do We Know God Loves Us?

WHAT IS GRACE?: For Kids

P/M     Learn More

Grace can be difficult for children to understand. This video will explain to your children what grace is and why it is so important.

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A SIGNING PRAYER: Grace

P/M      Learn More

Teach  children to sign a simple prayer and definition for grace: “Grace is God’s gift to us. Alleluia!”

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4 WAYS TO RESPOND TO GOD'S GIFT OF GRACE

A      Learn More

As you manage the usual busyness of your day—paying bills, making dinner, getting the oil changed in your car—consider these four ways to open your life to grace.

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GIFTS OF GRACE: 3 minute mini retreats

T/A      Learn More

Take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting.

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JESUS, SIN & YOU

M/T/A      Learn More

A great visual that demonstrates the power of Jesus over sin.

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GOD SEEKING US

T/A      Learn More

If God, the all-powerful Creator of the Universe, loves us, then how does he communicate with us? FORMED.

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WHEN GOD'S LOVE TAKES OVER

T/A      Learn More

An animation about the modern version of the prodigal son story,

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5 THINGS TO TELL YOUR CATHOLIC CHILDREN EVERY DAY

A      Learn More

It really can be the littlest of things that make a difference in raising our young ones in the faith at home. Here are a few simple phrases you can say to your child (or children) to make God present to them every day.

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"AGAPE" LOVE

M/T/A      Learn More

Video: Jesus teaches us that love is seeking the well-being of others.

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HOW DO I KNOW GOD LOVES ME

T/A      Learn More

Answers from a clinical social worker. 

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THE CHOICE IS YOURS

M      Learn More

VIDEO - God has given all a choice to make and He gave us this choice so that we could have a real and genuine relationship with Him. Join the puppet Douglas in this lesson about free will for kids!

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WHY DID GOD GIVE US THE POWER OF FREE WILL?

T/A      Learn More

One of the greatest gifts that God has blessed us with is the gift of freedom. Freedom allows us to choose our actions and proves to us that we are not bound by some predetermined plan for our lives.

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PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP

P        Learn More

Short animated video with toddlers in mind.

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NOAH'S ARK COLORING PAGES

P      1                        3          Hidden Picture

The Story of Noah's Ark is one of many that demonstrate God's love for us.  Included here are coloring pages to help your children visualize the story as they learn it.

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THE GOD WHO DESIRES YOU

T/A      Learn More

In this heart-felt talk given at a Steubenville Youth Conference, David Calavitta reflects upon the all-important and fundamental truth that we were created out of love by a God who continually seeks to draw us into a personal relationship with Him. FORMED

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LETTING GOD LOVE US, NO MATTER WHAT

T/A      Learn More

Fr. Mike Schmitz reminds us that "God loves you. Let him love you even when you realize that you don’t deserve it."

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TRANSLATING GOD'S LOVE

T/A      Learn More

God reveals His love for us in incredible ways. from LifeTeen.

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FAMILIES ARE A SIGN OF GOD'S PRESENCE

A      Learn More

The story of family life is a story about love—shared, nurtured, and sometimes rejected or lost. In every family God is revealed uniquely and personally, for God is love

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STORY TIME: "Jesus Loves Me"

P      Learn More

Peg Leonardo reads "Jesus Loves Me" by Tim Warnes.  Using the lyrics of the well-known song, children will learn how precious they are to you and to Jesus in this picture book featuring an adorable bear family,

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What Turns Us Away From God’s Love?

WHAT IS LOVE?:  Catholic Central

T      Learn More

Ah, love. The most highly-addictive, many-splendored battlefield there is. But what does it mean? Kai and Libby explain the different kinds of love and how we can all keep ourselves from being selfish when it comes to love.

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK: About Sin

T/A      Learn More

Busted Halo's own Fr. Jack Collins decides to hit the Vegas strip and ask people what they know and think about that topic that everyone associates with Sin City...sin.

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THE MASK OF MORAL RELATIVISM

A      Learn More

A brief article that introduces the concept of "relativism" that often serves as a mask to cover up one’s selfishness or rationalize a particular sin.

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EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE: All that Catholic Stuff

T      Learn More

What is the practice of the examination of conscience and what does it have to do with why bodybuilders are constantly watching themselves workout in the mirror?

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CHOOSING BETWEEN GOOD & EVIL

P/M      Adam & Eve                Cain & Abel

             Noah's Ark                   Tower of Babel

             

Videoss: The stories of Adam& Eve, Cain & Able, The Tower of Babel, and Noah's Ark teach us that we can choose between Good & Evil.

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CHOOSING BETWEEN GOOD & EVIL

T/A      Adam & Eve: Genesis 3:1-24                

            Cain & Abel: Genesis 4:1-16

            Noah's Ark: Genesis 6:5-9:17                   

            Tower of Babel: Genesis 11:1-9   

             

Read the Scripture Stories:  The stories of Adam& Eve, Cain & Able, The Tower of Babel, and Noah's Ark teach us that we can choose between Good & Evil.

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RECONCILIATION: Catholic Central

M/T      Learn More

What's so important about the sacrament of Reconciliation? Why do Catholics believe that you have to confess to a priest? What's happening in that confessional?

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MORTAL SIN vs. VENIAL SIN

T/A      Learn More

What is the difference between “mortal sin” and “venial sin”? Isn’t all sin the same in God’s eyes? What does the Catholic Church teach about these two types of sin?

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SIN ENTERED THE WORLD

M      Learn More

A first look at how "Sin Entered the World" based on Genesis (Adam & Eve)

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SINNING IS FUN

T      Learn More

Admit it. No one would sin if it felt like getting hit with a taser!  We love God, but we are still drawn to sin. Why?  LifeTeen article.

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WHAT IS SIN?

T/A      Learn More

Video: Sure, people do bad things, sometimes. How do we know if those "bad things" are actually sins?

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EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE FOR TEENS (& ADULTS)

T/A      Learn More

Based on the 10 Commandments.

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HOW DO I GO TO CONFESSION?

M/T/A      Learn More

Whether this is a refresher or an introduction, this film creatively walks through the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a way that will stick with you.

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WHAT IS THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION?

T/A      Learn More

An FAQ page by "CatholicsComeHome".   Why, How, What are the benefits.  A wellspring of information.

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God Teaches Us To Love

FORMATION OF CONSCIENCE: Catholic Central

T      Learn More

The conscience goes beyond your gut, instinct, or little voice inside you.  But how should we use it? How do we go about forming it? Kai and Libby fill you in on how to how to form the conscience and eventually make better decisions because of it.

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THE 10 COMMANDMENTS W/FR. JOE

T/A      Learn More

In this short video, Fr. Joe of the Catholic TV Network discusses the differences between the Catholic & Protestant versions of the Commandments as well as the confusion about all our statue.

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VIRTUES: Catholic Central

T      Learn More

We all have bad habits, from putting things off to getting sucked into Netflix for hours at a time. But how can we combat them? Kai and Libby take you through the cardinal and theological virtues that can help you combat bad habits and live a happier, more fulfilled life.

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EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE: For Kids

P/M      Learn More

Based on the 10 Commandments

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THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT

T         Learn More

Video teaching the Greatest Commandment in a quick and memorable way.

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TOMPKIN AND BLAISE LEARN FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY

P          FAITH              HOPE            CHARITY

Tompkin, the little Catholic Cowboy, and his hobby horse Blaise learn about the Theological Virtues in these adorable & short animated videos for young children.

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TOMPKIN AND BLAISE LEARN CARDINAL VIRTUES

P      PRUDENCE    JUSTICE     FORTITUDE    TEMPERANCE

Tompkin, the little Catholic Cowboy, and his hobby horse Blaise learn about the Cardinal Virtues in these adorable & short animated videos for young children.

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THIS IS MY COMMANDMENT SONG

P      Learn More

Song with lyrics: "This is My Commandment, that you love one another, that your joy may be full."

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10 COMMANDMENTS FOR KIDS

P      Learn More

10 Commandments in modern language for Young Children.

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10 COMMANDMENTS POSTER

ALL      Learn More

10 Commandments in modern language.

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8 REFLECTIONS ON THE BELOVED BRATITUDES

A      Learn More

Brief reflections on their meanings while asking Almighty God to enlighten our minds and our hearts as we do. by Fr. Robert Skeris.

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WHAT THE BEATITUDES LOOK LIKE TODAY

T/A      Learn More

We have heard them countless times; perhaps we even memorized them in school. But what do they mean? And why are they so important?

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THE BEATITUDES FOR FAMILIES

M/T/A      Learn More

Focusing the meaning of the Beatitudes on our Family units.

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BEATITUDES FOR TEENS

T      Learn More

Video: From the Confirmation Program CHOSEN this video provides brief explanations and examples that are relative to modern day teens.

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THE BEATITUDES IN THE MODERN WORLD

T/A      Learn More

Music Video

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THE BeDADitudes

A      Learn More

8 ways to be an awesome dad.

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THE BEATITUDES: The Key To Joy

A      Learn More

Video from Bishop Robert Barron's "Catholicism" Series": "Happy are We - The Teachings of Jesus"

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GOD'S STORY: The Beatitudes

P/M      Learn More

Video: One of Jesus’ sermons is called the Sermon on the Mount. He talked all about God’s love; then he went right out and showed us what God’s love looks like.

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SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Bible Story for Kids

P      Learn More

To be blessed is to be more than happy. Bible story for kids by Sharla Guenther teaches the meaning of the Beatitudes.

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February Saints & Events

14 FEBRUARY SAINTS TO KNOW

ALL      Learn More

At our Family Nite we talked about St. Blaise & St. Valentine.  Here is a list with brief bios for additional important Saints to know.

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IRELAND'S FEMALE PATRON SAINT

ALL      Learn More

Video:  Feb. 1 - St. Brigid of Ireland

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ST. VALENTINE

ALL     Learn More

Video with a short history of St. Valentine's life - appropriate for all ages.

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HOW TO DRAW ST. VALENTINE

M/T/A      Learn More

A video on how to draw Saint Valentine step by step for kids of ALL ages.

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MARRIED COUPLES

A     Learn More

Bishop Lucia (Syracuse) celebrates the Vocation of Marriage and married couples for National Marriage Week (Feb 7-14) and World Marriage Weekend (Feb 13/14).

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FEBRUARY RECIPES

T/A      Learn More

Dozens of recipes to help celebrate/remember our February Saints & feasts. from CatholicCuisine

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"LOVE" CRAFT

ALL      Learn More

In this beautiful Valentines Craft, children create a banner of hearts as they learn about 1 Corinthians 13, the “Description of Love”. 

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ST. BLAISE

M/T/A      Learn More

Video: St. Blaise in 60 seconds.

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LENT IN 3 MINUTES

M/T/A      Learn More

Busted Halo Video - chock full of info.

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WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF LENT

T/A      Learn More

What’s the real connection between the Israelites’ forty years in the desert and the forty days of Lent? Fr. Mike tells all.

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PREPARING FOR LENT

M/T/A      Learn More

In this video, Fr. Mike explains how prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three pillars of a spiritually fruitful Lent. He then challenges us to try new ways to exercise these Lenten practices,

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PICKING A THING FOR LENT

M/T/A      Learn More

Fr. Mike knows the tricks we can play on ourselves when it comes to picking something for Lent. So he gives a straightforward guideline:

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CLOSER LOOK AT LENT

A      Learn More

Father Christopher Seibt Director of Liturgy and RCIA for Diocese of Syracuse, takes a Closer Look at Lent 2021.

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ASH WEDNESDAY: In Syracuse Diocese

T/A      Learn More

Due to the virus pandemic, Ash distribution will not be distributed in the form of the cross this year.  In this brief video Father Christopher Seibt, Director of Liturgy and RCIA for Diocese of Syracuse, takes a closer look at how Ash Wednesday will be different in 2021.

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ASH WEDNESDAY: In Syracuse Diocese, Part 2

T/A      Learn More

Why are ashes being distributed “differently” during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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LENT - Catholic Central

M/T      Learn More

What is Lent all about? Do you have to give up everything good and/or fun? Why do Catholics do Lent? Kai and Libby take you through the history of Lent and how to get the most out of it this year.

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LENT: For Kids & By Kids

P/M      Learn More

Learn all about the origins of Ash Wednesday and Lent in this video created by kids for kids.

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ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT: By Legos

P/M      Learn More

Ash Wednesday and Lent explained in 60 seconds. With LEGO! - Yes, The toy!

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LENTEN ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

P/M      Learn More

From Catholic Icing, several creative activities and practices to observe Lent with children.

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A REFLECTION ON LENTEN FASTING

T/A      Learn More

Fasting has always been about preparation.  But how did it become such an important means of learning virtue through self-discipline?

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WHAT CAN CATHOLICS EAT DURING LENT?

T/A      Learn More

Printable Info-graphic - Not only will this cheat sheet help you remember WHAT you can eat and WHEN, but it also serves as a good reminder so you don’t forget! Provided by Equipping Godly Women.

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MORE LENTEN ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: K-8

ALL      Learn More

Download this list of family centered activities for children of all ages provided by Loyola Press.

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