Modules

Echoes of Faith Plus is made up of a series of modules divided into three categories: Theology, The Catechist, and Methodology. The main components of each module are a DVD and a companion booklet.

1. The DVD includes a four-segment video process related to the module content plus two expert interviews.

2. The 48-page companion booklet anchors the Echoes process. It includes a four-segment process of reflection during which the participant moves back and forth between the DVD and the print material. A bonus feature of the booklet is a CD-ROM. It provides the four basic video segments in a compressed format that are suitable for viewing on a computer screen.


Adult Faith Formation: Introduction for Facilitators
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This new module offers a basic introduction to skills and attitudes for facilitators of parish faith formation in a variety of settings. The four segments explore the importance of helping participants get in touch with their personal faith stories, the nature of small groups, skills for facilitating small groups, and strategies for incorporating explicit doctrinal content into faith sharing settings.

20597 (DVD and booklet)


The Catechist Set
20617 Catechist Set (3 DVDs/booklets)

Getting Started
Getting Started introduces new catechists to some basics that will help them take their first steps as catechists. They’ll learn how to set up their classroom space, how to create an appropriate social climate for catechesis, appropriate ways to use creative activities, and the basics of session planning.

20553 (DVD and booklet)


Roles of the Catechist
Roles of the Catechist invites catechists to explore four aspects of their ministry in greater depth: skills for telling the story of faith, ways to walk with learners on their faith journey as teacher companions, strategies for leading prayer, and the importance of being a witness for justice and of inviting learners to do the same.

20556 (DVD and booklet)


Person of the Catechist
This module addresses the spirituality of the catechist. It includes segments that explore the vocational call of the catechist, the qualities of committed catechists, the importance of continuing formation, and the necessity for catechists to trust in the activity of the Holy Spirit as they continue in their ministry.

20559 {DVD and booklet)


Methodology Set
20618 5 DVDs/booklets

The Learner
The four segments of this module look at the lifelong cycle of human growth and development from three perspectives: building knowledge, relating to others, learning to live a moral life, and growing in faith. This is a foundational module upon which to build sound catechetical methods and strategies.

20579 (DVD and booklet)


Methods for Grades 1 and 2
This module begins with a reflection on the life journey of faith. The three segments that follow explore strategies for helping six- and seven-year-old children grow in their understanding of faith concepts, respond to the message of Jesus in age-appropriate ways, and respond to the demands of the justice dimensions of the Gospel.

20567 (DVD and booklet)


Methods for Grades 3 and 4
This module begins with a reflection on the life journey of faith. The three segments that follow explore strategies for helping eight- and nine-year-olds grow in their understanding of faith concepts, respond to the message of Jesus in age-appropriate ways, and respond to the demands of the justice dimensions of the Gospel.

20570 (DVD and booklet)


Methods for Grades 5 and 6
This module begins with a reflection on the life journey of faith. The three segments that follow explore strategies for helping ten- and eleven-year-olds grow in their understanding of faith concepts, respond to the message of Jesus in age-appropriate ways, and respond to the demands of the justice dimensions of the Gospel.

20573 (DVD and booklet)


Methods for Grades 7 and 8
This module begins with a reflection on the life journey of faith. The three segments that follow explore strategies for helping twelve- and thirteen-year-olds grow in their understanding of faith concepts, respond to the message of Jesus in age-appropriate ways, and respond to the demands of the justice dimensions of the Gospel.

20576 (DVD and booklet)


Theology Set
20619 (5 DVDs/booklets)

I Believe, We Believe
This module addresses the major elements of the Catholic confession of faith: the Trinitarian images of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, as well as the Church and the development of its key creedal statements.

20582 (DVD and booklet)


Liturgy and Sacraments
This module begins by defining liturgy and ritual and describing their importance in Catholic worship. The second segment explores some elements that contribute to the celebration of effective liturgy, especially the use of space, music, and symbolic actions, the role of the assembly, and the importance of cultural expression. The remaining segments address the meaning of sacrament and offer an overview of the Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Healing, and Sacraments at the Service of Communion.

20585 (DVD with booklet)


Catholic Morality
This module begins with an overview of the meaning of morality and virtue. It continues with segments that treat objective and subjective morality, the conditions for moral actions, conscience and the criteria for moral decision making.

20588 (DVD and booklet)


The Scriptures
This module provides a basic introduction to the Sacred Scriptures. It offers basic answers to three questions: What is the Bible? Why is the Bible holy? What’s in the Bible? It concludes with a segment on Jesus Christ, presented as the high point of the story of salvation, and the Gospels, presented as the sacred text through which we learn of God’s revelation through Jesus.

20591 (DVD and booklet)


Prayer and Spirituality
This module begins by responding to the simple question, “What is prayer?” It continues by exploring answers to another basic question, “How do we pray?” the remaining segments of the module explore the nature of the prayerful life and a reflection on the petitions of the Our Father.

20594 (DVD and booklet)


Program Director’s Manual
This completely new manual is designed for the leaders of the catechist formation process who use Echoes of Faith Plus. It includes professional articles, models for implementing Echoes of Faith Plus, session handouts, prayer services, and forms for record keeping, catechist interviews, and evaluation.

20598 (Manual)