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The Linked Parishes of  Pope John XXIII  &  Christ The King

Our 2020-21 Faith Formation Program

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Session 1 - Playlist Menu

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Who is the Trinity?

Who/What Is God?

Who Is Jesus?

Who/What Is the Holy Spirit.

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Who Is Mary?

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The Many Names of Mary

The Rosary Connection

Mother of God?

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Why Did God Make Us?

What's Our Story?

Evolution vs.Creation

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What is the Bible?

Where Did It Come From

Who Wrote It?

Why Should I Read It?

Inside of a Church

What Is

The Church?

Why A Church?

What Is Its Mission?

Who Is The Church?

 

What Is The Trinity?

Father - Son - Holy Spirit

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God, Who Are You?

1:35

Children

One God, the supreme being, is introduced.

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Images of Jesus

All

Create a booklet of drawings around the images you chose from bible descriptions 

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Is God Really Real? 

6:56

13 +

There are nagging questions we've all asked: Does God exist?  Why does he allow humans to suffer?  Includes discussion prompts.

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Who Is The Holy Spirit?

9:12

Teens

Who is the Holy Spirit and why should you care?    Also includes description of the Trinity.                      from Dynamic Catholic

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What's God Like

13 +

God's creatures draw upon images and symbols, concepts and narratives--all to know their Creator better.

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Scriptural References of Holy Spirit

Teens

Bible references to the Coming of, the Role of, and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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3 Things to Know About The Sign of the Cross

2:33

All

Fr. Mike Schmitz provides a simple description behind the prayer and its physical representation.

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Evidence of God from Science

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12+

Science is falsely accused of proving God does not exist.  Everywhere we look closely at science, it favors fine-tuning which indicates – God.

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Who Is God? Catholic Central

7:32

13 +

God is a term that's thrown around a lot, but what do Catholics really mean when they say God?

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I Am Who I Am

2:55

13 +

The mystery of God’s self-revelation of his name at the burning bush.

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Genealogy of Jesus

2:18

10+

The genealogy of Jesus Christ as found in the first 16 verses of Matthew,

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Who Is Jesus? Catholic Central

6:54

13 +

There are so many different images of Jesus, but what was he really like?

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How can I explain the Holy Spirit to a child?

Adults

An article for Parents

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Sign of the Cross - Dot to Dot

Children

Dot to dot worksheet to learn the Sign of the Cross

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Does God Really Exist?

2:36

13+

Is there really a God? How do we know that God exists?

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God's Story - Jesus

4:44

Children

Jesus was completely human, but ALSO completely God!   Crossroads Kids Club

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Who Is God?

6:56

13 +

Examine 3 images of God and compares it to who God has revealed Himself to be.

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Trinity Diagram

Teens

A visual representation to be used for discussion.

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3 Minute Catechism- Who Is God?

7:32

13 +

Do you know who God is?   EWTN

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Getting To Know God

8 +

A worksheet for students to list the places they go to pray to God, listen to God, talk to God, and wait for God.

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Why Doesn't God Just Show Himself?

6:56

13 +

If there is a God, and God can do anything, then why doesn't He just show Himself? 

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Snowman Trinity Craft

All

Make this fun snowman craft to demonstrate how three persons can be one

Why Did God Make Us?

 
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7:10

PK-Gr 1

Adam Names The Animal

Ms. Rebecca Reads the story written by Diane Stortz.

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2:44

Teen & Adult

What's The Story On Creation?

The great Creation debate continues between believers and non-believers, scholars and theologians.

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7:59

Teen

Adult

Bishop Barron On Creation

Bishop Barron talks about creation and what it means for all of us

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2:31

13+

Odds of Random Creation

What are the chances of life on earth to have just ‘happened?’   Short video produced in old-fashioned TV style.

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13+

Is Evolution Making a Monkey out of the Catholic Church?

Former director of the Vatican Observatory, talks about evolution with regards to scientific theories and religious interpretations of the origin of the world.

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2:36

PK - Gr 1

The Creation Song

A song about the creation with Motions for children.

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26:57

Adult

What's Our Story

Your life is a story. And it’s caught up in the great story of humanity.

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6:50

12+

Creation & Evolution

Science and faith are NOT at war, but instead complement each other

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1:05

PK- Gr 1

"God Made Me" Song

Video of Children singing "God Made Me"

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Fun for All

37 Creation Crafts

Choose from 37 creation crafts and activities to help children learn about the seven days of creation.

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1:00

All

Why Did God Create Us?

When a man loves, his heart overflows. He would like to share his joy with others. He gets this from his Creator. 

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6:12

Adult

The Catholic Church on Evolution

Is it possible for good Catholics to believe in evolutionary theories without contradicting certain teachings of faith

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Young

"In The Beginning"  Search

Find hidden items in drawing

What Is The Church?

 
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Domestic Church - Coloring Page

Children

Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus grows.

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I Play On God's Team

1:00

Pre K

Quick video (based on book of Acts) how the people that are church love.

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What Is The Church?

2:19

10+

The church is so much more than a building. Learn how we, the people, are the church.

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Lies

9:57

Teens & Adult

The Church isn’t perfect. But for 2000 years, it has been a tremendous source of Good in the world.

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What Is Church?

2:14

All

This video invites parents to reflect on being the church in the world and what that might look like within their family.

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The Church & Mission - Trivia qustions

Teens + /

Children

Two short trivia quizzes (teens and up/children) with answers for those that learn best when challenged.

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Church is More Than Sunday Mass

Teens

“What’s the point?”  That was the question I found myself asking during Mass one Sunday...

from LifeTeen

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Pentecost - Birthday of the Church

1:45

10+

What happened at Pentecost? Why is it called the Church's birthday?

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Why A Church?

34:37

Adult

We uniquely encounter the love of God in His Church. But really? The Church?

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"We Are The Church" Craft

All

Link to church craft with downloadable template & instructions

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Marks of the Church - Children

8+

 The 4 Marks of the Church are qualities that Jesus Christ shares with his Church 

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A Community That Is More Than You Realize

3:52

Teen +

As human beings, we need a familiar thread to bring us together to advocate and support each other.

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What it Means to Be the Church

Adult

What is the Church? Jesus said to Peter, “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church.” Is it a building? Is it an institution?

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The Domestic Church

4:12

Adult

This video invites parents to reflect on being the church in the world and what that might look like within their family.

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What Does It Mean To Be Catholic?

Teen+ Adult

What then does it mean to be Catholic? It means first being a Christian. It also means realizing that it takes time to grow into that identity,

 

Who Is Mary?

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15+

Who Is Mary?

Short, concise answers to questions about who Mary is, and why it is important to know her.

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2:35

All

Why We Should Love the Virgin Mary

A beautiful animation where Pope Francis explains why we need to take care and cultivate our relationship with the Virgin Mary

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All

The Story of Mary

Stories from Mary’s life that offer children the opportunity to learn from her / with coloring pages.

from Loyola Press

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Children

Mary Coloring Pages

Collection of printable Mary themed coloring pages.

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7 yrs

Hail Mary Practice

Fill-in the blank worksheet for "Hail Mary" prayer

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7:55

10+

How To Pray The Rosary

A short introduction on the structure of the Rosary and how to pray using it.

w/ Fr. Matthew Cashmore

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4:07

12+

Who Is Mary?

A beautiful animation where Pope Francis explains why we need to take care and cultivate our relationship with the Virgin Mary

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All

The Many Names of Mary

Catholics have many ways of addressing Jesus' Mother

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13+

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The significance of this enduring image and what it symbolizes to Mexico's indigenous peoples.

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7 yrs

Mary Mother of the Church

Word Search

Word search puzzle.

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2:15

All

The Rosary In 2 Minutes

Learn about the history and tradition of the Rosary.  Busted Halo Video

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All

Mary Crafts

Ways to honor Mary with crafts and activities for Catholic kids. 

from Catholic Icing

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Teen+

Adult

All About Mary - and then some!

Huge collection of resources from University of Dayton

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10 yrs

Mary Mother of the Church

Double Puzzle

Unscramble each of the clue words.
Copy the letters into matching numbered cells to reveal the message.

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10 yrs

Mary In 2 Minutes

Ever wonder about Catholics’ relationship with the Virgin Mary? Do they worship her or just pray to her? 

 

What Is the Bible?

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Who wrote the Bible, God or humans?

4:05

13+

This is a humorous presentation about how the Biblical canon was determined.

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Guide to Understanding the Bible

Teens

Adults

A look at the most essential principles taught by the Catholic Church for reading and interpreting Scripture.

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5 Basic Bible Facts

Teen

Adult

Explore a few facts that will give you some knowledge and confidence when it comes to understanding your Bible.

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Catholic Children's Bible

3:08

Parents

Introduction to Catholic Children's Bible.  Not a bible story book - it's the bible with learning lessons.

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Bible Crafts For Kids

All

Listed by Bible story, and divided into Old Testament Bible crafts and New Testament bible crafts.

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Who decided which books made it into the Bible?

Teens+

With all the writings floating around the ancient world, who decided which were sacred enough to be scripture?

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Finding The Right Bible For You

Parents

Review of Bibles geared toward children of different ages, from toddlers through college students.

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How To Find A Bible Verse

1:19

8+

Tiahna shows you how to look up a verse with The Catholic Youth Bible

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Another Guide to Understanding the Bible

Teens

Adults

From United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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5 Good Reasons To Read The Bible

Teen

Adult

Five solid ideas in five minutes, all geared toward helping you understand and enjoy Scripture a little bit more.

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How the Bible is Organized

1:36

12+

Introduction to Catholic Children's Bible.  Not a bible story book - it's the bible with learning lessons.

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What Are Bible Translations

Teen

Adult

There are numerous Bible translations so which one should you have?

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Why Aren't Dinosaurs mentioned In The Bible?

Teens+

Science clearly shows evidence of dinosaurs, but they’re never mentioned in the Bible. What gives?

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God's Story: The Bible

4:57

Young

The Bible is no ordinary book. It's all about God, and how much he loves us.

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Bible At Core of Catholic Beliefs

Teen

Adult

People ask if everything Catholics believe is found in the Bible. The answer? Both “yes” and “no.”

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How To Find Your Way Around the Bible

3:55

13+

The Bible can seem confusing at first, but it's really pretty easy, once you know the trick.

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Ways To Read The Bible

8:17

13+

Fr. Mike Schmitz offers several reasons to pick up your Bible again, see it with new eyes.

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Animated Bible Stories

All

Large collection of animated Bible stories.

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What's The Difference Between a Catholic Bible & Protestant Bible?

Teens+

Podcast with accompanying article.  Scroll to bottom of page for podcast play button.