Looking for a new DVD for Advent to share with youth in your faith formation sessions? Kids and the Church Year from Paraclete Press has an approach that has been used in their Kids and the Sacraments DVD. With segments led by Jenna, she leads to greater understanding of the seasons through “field trips” to an art gallery, butterfly house, glass-blowing shop, fishing fleet, or other destination! A Bible story closes each lesson. See the promotional video below.
Starting tomorrow in nearby theaters is a movie for the whole family about the Christmas Story. The National Conference of Catechestical Leaders (NCCL) is providing resource materials to be used for catechists and parents. The promotion reads:
See the birth of Jesus through a whole new set of eyes. In Sony Pictures Animation and AFFIRM Film’s THE STAR, Bo the donkey and his animal friends become unlikely heroes in the first Christmas. Featuring an uplifting soundtrack, including new music from Mariah Carey, THE STAR will give families a fresh and fun look at the Christmas story.
See the trailer here
The movie site here
Promotional materials, Catholic curriculum and resources here