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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.

Who Is Mary?

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The Many Names of Mary

The Rosary Connection

Mother of God?

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?

What Is

The Church?

Why A Church?

What Is Its Mission?

Who Is The Church?

 

What Is The Trinity?

Father - Son - Holy Spirit

God, Who Are You?

1:35

Children

One God, the supreme being, is introduced.

Images of Jesus

All

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

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.

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

What's God Like

13 +

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

Scriptural References of Holy Spirit

Teens

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

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.

Evidence of God from Science

Slides

12+

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

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?

I Am Who I Am

2:55

13 +

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

Genealogy of Jesus

2:18

10+

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

Who Is Jesus? Catholic Central

6:54

13 +

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

How can I explain the Holy Spirit to a child?

Adults

An article for Parents

Sign of the Cross - Dot to Dot

Children

Dot to dot worksheet to learn the Sign of the Cross

Does God Really Exist?

2:36

13+

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

God's Story - Jesus

4:44

Children

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

Who Is God?

6:56

13 +

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

Trinity Diagram

Teens

A visual representation to be used for discussion.

3 Minute Catechism- Who Is God?

7:32

13 +

Do you know who God is?   EWTN

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.

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? 

Snowman Trinity Craft

All

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

Why Did God Make Us?

 

7:10

PK-Gr 1

Adam Names The Animal

Ms. Rebecca Reads the story written by Diane Stortz.

2:44

Teen & Adult

What's The Story On Creation?

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

7:59

Teen

Adult

Bishop Barron On Creation

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

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.

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.

2:36

PK - Gr 1

The Creation Song

A song about the creation with Motions for children.

26:57

Adult

What's Our Story

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

6:50

12+

Creation & Evolution

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

1:05

PK- Gr 1

"God Made Me" Song

Video of Children singing "God Made Me"

Fun for All

37 Creation Crafts

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

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. 

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

Young

"In The Beginning"  Search

Find hidden items in drawing

What Is The Church?

 

Domestic Church - Coloring Page

Children

Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus grows.

I Play On God's Team

1:00

Pre K

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

What Is The Church?

2:19

10+

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

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.

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.

The Church & Mission - Trivia qustions

Teens + /

Children

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

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

Pentecost - Birthday of the Church

1:45

10+

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

Why A Church?

34:37

Adult

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

"We Are The Church" Craft

All

Link to church craft with downloadable template & instructions

Marks of the Church - Children

8+

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

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.

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?

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.

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?

15+

Who Is Mary?

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

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

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

Children

Mary Coloring Pages

Collection of printable Mary themed coloring pages.

7 yrs

Hail Mary Practice

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

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

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

All

The Many Names of Mary

Catholics have many ways of addressing Jesus' Mother

13+

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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

7 yrs

Mary Mother of the Church

Word Search

Word search puzzle.

2:15

All

The Rosary In 2 Minutes

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

All

Mary Crafts

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

from Catholic Icing

Teen+

Adult

All About Mary - and then some!

Huge collection of resources from University of Dayton

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.

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?

Who wrote the Bible, God or humans?

4:05

13+

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

Guide to Understanding the Bible

Teens

Adults

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

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.

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.

Bible Crafts For Kids

All

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

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?

Finding The Right Bible For You

Parents

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

How To Find A Bible Verse

1:19

8+

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

Another Guide to Understanding the Bible

Teens

Adults

From United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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.

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.

What Are Bible Translations

Teen

Adult

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

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?

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Animated Bible Stories

All

Large collection of animated Bible stories.

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

Teens+

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