Religious Education Library

The following is a list of resources available in our Religious Education Library, located in the Office of Religious Education, that may be beneficial to catechists.  Anyone is welcome to borrow these items.  Patrons are asked to sign out materials in the binder provided. 


Resource in the Catechist’s Corner (in DRE office):

1. Various supplies (pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paper, crafts, etc.)

2. Books (*Multiple copies available):

10 Good Reasons to be a Catholic*

10 Ways to Meet God*

A Child's Bible

A Guide to Religious Ministries

A Life of Our Lord for Children (the Gospels made simple for children)

A Teenager's (Absolutely Basic) Introduction to the New Testament*

Catechism of the Catholic Church*

Catholic Encyclopedia for Children

Dealing with Tattling

Discovering the Bible: Simple Keys for Learning and Praying*

Every Day Bible Stories

First Children's Bible

Handbook for Today's Catholic Children

Handbook for Today's Catholic Teen

Lives of the Saints for Children

New Catholic Picture Bible

Prove It!  God

Saint Joseph Beginner's Bible

Saints Activity Book

Seven Steps to Great Religion Classes*

The Animated Stories from the Bible Activity Book Series* (see videos also!)

The Bible for Young Catholics

The Catholic Children's Bible

The Catholic Source Book*

The Catholic Teen Bible

The Miracles of Jesus for Children

Tools for Teaching*

3. Games, Puzzles, and Activities

Note: We have a few secular games that can be used to teach the faith.  For example, use the Who Wants to be a Millionaire to create your own religious education game show.

            Bible Board Games (Mini board games about key biblical figures)

Bible Card Games (several versions: Angels, Jonah, and Noah's Ark)

Bible Charades

Catholic Quiz Games (These are excellent grade-specific resources for classes)

Catholic Word Search

Children's Bible Puzzles

Friendly Defenders - Catholic Flash Cards

Heart: the Game of Saints (Bingo)

MindTrap

Outburst!  Bible Edition

Pictionary

Ready-to-go Game Shows (Bible Edition)

Ready-to-go Game Shows (Catholic Faith Edition)

Scattergories

Taboo

The Beginner's Bible Cards (Events, People, Animals, Miracles, etc.)

Wheel of Faith

Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Witness for Christ: Vocation Awareness Activities

 

Resources in the Parish Library (in DRE office):

  1. There are many books on saints, liturgy, sacraments, prayer, church teaching, etc.
  2. We have a limited supply of videos.  Below are listed some of the videos that may be on interest to catechists:


 FEATURE FILMS

Jesus of Nazareth

Abraham

Jacob

Joseph

Moses

Samson and Deliliah

King David

The Fourth Wise Man

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Scarlet and the Black

Quo Vadis

The Sound of Music

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (St. Francis of Assisi)

The Song of Bernadette

 

CHILDREN'S RESOURCES

Veggie Tales: The Toy that Saved Christmas

Veggie Tales: Dave and the Giant Pickle

Veggie Tales: Lyle and the Kindly Viking

The Easter Story

St. Patrick

The Story of the Second Basement

A Christmas Carol

The Word of God Made Noah's Ark

Martin the Cobbler

In the Arms of Angels

Francis Xavier

Mother Goose Gospel (Sing Along Video)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Juan Diego

Noah's Ark

Miracles of Love Music Video

The Animated Stories from the Bible: Saul of Tarsus

The Animated Stories from the Bible: The King is Born

The Animated Stories from the Bible: John the Baptist

The Animated Stories from the Bible: The Prodigal Son

The Animated Stories from the Bible: The Miracles of Jesus

The Animated Stories from the Bible: He is Risen

 

TEEN RESOURCES

Life Athletes (Abstinence Resource)

The Meditation of the Passion of Christ

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Paul's Journeys

Where Jesus Walked

 

STORIES

The Bridge: A Dramatic Parable of God's Sacrifice of His Son

 

BIOGRAPHY/DOCUMENTARY

The Story of John Vanier

Seeking God: the Way of the Monk

Survivor Stories: Finding Hope from an Unlikely Source

The Pope in Denver: Celebration and Challenge

World Youth Day 1993

Fatima

Visiting the Pope: A Day with John Paul II

John Paul II Visits America 1995

Lourdes: Pilgrimage and Healing

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