A Great Video for Baptismal Prep: Ritual Matters

Come and See DVD

One area of adult faith formation that is always in need of more attention is baptismal preparation, especially when it comes to helping young parents recognize how they can help their family to grow in faith. A great resource to keep in mind is something that has been around for a few years: the “Ritual Matters” video that is part of the Come and See DVD in the God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist program from Loyola Press.

This lovely, brief video can help to begin a conversation with parents about how the rituals in their lives connect to our life in the sacraments, beginning, of course, with Baptism.

This certainly doesn’t steal the thunder from your First Reconciliation and Eucharist parent preparation. You can easily show the “Ritual Matters” segment for these same parents seven years later when they come for their child’s First Eucharist prep, a great way to link these two Sacraments of Initiation. There are also two other segments on the Come and See DVD (“A Tour of the Church” and “Your Role at Mass”).

You can acquire a copy of the Come and See DVD here. This is a bilingual resource.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

1 Comment on A Great Video for Baptismal Prep: Ritual Matters

  1. Joe,
    I absolutely LOVE this Video- Ritual Matters. I use it routinely for parent meetings that I have for our Sacramental Program.
    It’s a wonderful film and truly inspires an awareness of the importance of the many rituals and traditions in our lives- most especially- our faith traditions. Thank you Joe.

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