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Grade: K 1 2 3 4 5 6

A comprehensive list of books and videos to complement the We Believe program.

Unit 1

Page 19D - Chapter 1

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Video Jesus, the Son of God, Animated Stories from the New Testament series, Nest Entertainment, 1995, helps the children see what Jesus' early years were like. (30 minutes)
http://www.nestfamily.com

Page 31D - Chapter 2

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Book He Is Called Jesus, P. Luigi Saggin, SJ, OCP Publications, 1993. Particularly "The Call," pp. 23-27; "The Passion and Death," pp. 94-107; and "The Resurrection," pp. 108-127.
http://www.ocp.org

Video Jesus Calls His Disciples, Jesus, A Kingdom Without Frontiers series, CCC of America, 1997. Jesus' followers establish the Church. (30 minutes)
http://www.jaminmark.com

Page 43D - Chapter 3

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Book With Jesus Always, William H. Sadlier, Inc., 1991. Explains the Mass and prayers for receiving Eucharist along with many other Catholic prayers and practices.
http://www.sadlier.com

Video What Do We Do At Mass? Liturgy Training Publications, 1999. Children explain what we do at Mass. (17 minutes)
http://www.catholicsupply.com

Page 55D - Chapter 4

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Book Water, Come Down! The Day You Were Baptized, Walter Wangerin, Jr., Augsburg Fortress, 1999. The whole of creation join family and friends in celebrating Baptism.
http://www.amazon.com

Video Baptism, Sacrament of Belonging, Franciscan Communications, 1988. A young Mexican boy, orphaned and scarred by fire, seeks acceptance and welcome from other orphans (15 minutes).
http://catalog.americancatholic.org

Page 67D - Chapter 5

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Videos A Child's View of Community, St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2001. The pictures in a religion report come to life and show what it means to belong in a community. (12 minutes)
http://catalog.americancatholic.org

Who is the Spirit? Gaynell Cronin, St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2001. Invites the children to become more familiar with the Holy Spirit as friend, helper, and teacher. (11 minutes)
http://catalog.americancatholic.org

Unit 2

Page 95D - Chapter 6

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Book Picture That! Bible Storybook, Tracy Harrast and Garry Colby, Zondervan Publishing House, 1998. The Bible comes alive in this vivid retelling of over 65 beloved Bible stories.
http://www.zonderkidz.com

Video Shema: Adventures from the Bible, Creation to Moses, Rina Risitano, Pauline Books and Media, 1998. A young boy journeys through the Bible when a mouse pulls him through the computer screen. (26 minutes)
http://www.pauline.org/store

Page 107D - Chapter 7

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Book The ABCs of the Ten Commandments . . . for Children, Francine M. O'Connor, Liguori Publications, 1990. Illustrated verses help children apply the commandments to their own lives.
http://www.liguori.org

Video The Blown-Around Room/God's Rules for Me, Pauline Books and Media, 1988. Shows children the proper way to behave and consequences of not following rules. (25 minutes)
http://www.pauline.org/store

Page 119D - Chapter 8

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Video The Prodigal Son, Jesus, A Kingdom Without Frontiers series, CCC of America, 1997. This animated parable tells the story of the repentant son and forgiving father. (30 minutes)
http://www.jaminmark.com

Page 131D - Chapter 9

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Book Franýois Darcy-Berube and John-Paul Berube, We Discover God's Paths: Preparing for First Reconcili-ation, Novalis Publishing, 1997. Reconciliation workbook for sacramental preparation.
http://store.novalis.ca

Video Preparing Your Child for First Reconciliation, St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1998. Includes a story (15 minutes) and music video (6 minutes) for children.
http://catalog.americancatholic.org

Page 143D - Chapter 10

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Book First Reconciliation: With You Always, Sadlier Sacrament Program, William H. Sadlier, Inc., 2000. A family and parish-based program to help children prepare for their First Reconciliation.
http://www.sadlier.com

Video A Child's First Penance, Liguori Publications, 1987. Well-rounded presentation for children on sin, forgiveness, and the Rite of Reconciliation. (20 minutes)
http://www.liguori.org

Unit 3

Page 171D - Chapter 11

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Book I Can Pray the Mass, Mary Terese Donze, Liguori Publications, 1992. The author tells the story of the Last Supper and then explains the actions and meanings of the parts of the Mass.
http://www.liguori.org

Video Jesus Feeds the Multitudes, A Kingdom Without Fronties series, CCC of America, 1997. The first part of this tape shows Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes. (15 minutes of a 30 minute tape)
http://www.jaminmark.com

Page 183D - Chapter 12

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Book Sunday Morning, Gail Ramshaw, Liturgy Training Publications, 1993. Introduces the child to liturgical words and actions to explain what we do when we gather and pray at Mass.
http://www.ltp.org

Video The Mass for Young Children, Part I, Ikonographics. First two segments describe gathering and greeting, and forgiving and praising at Mass. (10 minutes of a 15 minute tape)
http://catalog.americancatholic.org

Page 195D - Chapter 13

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Book Blessings and Prayers, Gabe Huck, editor, Liturgy Training Publications. This book of psalms and prayers will be helpful for children beginning to pray with the Church.
http://www.ltp.org

Video The Mass for Young Children, Part 1, Ikonographics. The readings, homily, and intercessions of the Mass are presented. (5 minutes of a 15 minute tape)
http://catalog.americancatholic.org

Page 207D - Chapter 14

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Book First Eucharist, Sadlier Sacrament Program, William H. Sadlier, Inc. 2000. This book helps children and their families prepare to celebrate First Eucharist.
http://www.sadlier.com

Video The Mass for Young Children, Part 2, Ikonographics. This video focuses on giving and sharing, remembering and belonging, and receiving and serving. (15 minutes)
http://catalog.americancatholic.org

Page 219D - Chapter 15

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Book Jesus With Us: The Gift of the Eucharist, Anthony Tarzia, Pauline Books and Media, 1996. This book is about the history of the Eucharist and its centrality in the Church today.
http://www.pauline.org

Video The Angel's Mass Lesson, Twenty-Third Publications, 1996. An angel leads a young boy back in time to the early Church to understand the celebration of the Eucharist at that time. (13 minutes)
http://store.bayard-inc.com

Unit 4

Page 247D - Chapter 16

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Books Called to Serve, Albert J. Nevins, Our Sunday Visitor, 1993. This book explains how children can serve the Church by being altar servers.
http://www.getfed.com

The Seven Sacraments, Lawrence G. Lovasik, Catholic Book Publishing, 1978. Details each of the sacraments in children's language, emphasizing Matrimony and Holy Orders.
http://www.catholicbkpub.com

Page 271D - Chapter 18

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Book Daily Prayers, George Brundage, Catholic Book Publishing, 1994. This book shows children that God is always listening to their prayers-morning, noon, and night.
http://www.catholicbkpub.com

Video Jesus' Teaching Ministry, A Kingdom Without Frontiers series, CCC of America, 1997. Jesus teaches his disciples the Lord's Prayer. (first segment: 10 minutes)
http://www.jaminmark.com

Page 283D - Chapter 19

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Video Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes, CCC, 1990. Animated retelling of the story of Bernadette Soubirous and the apparition of Mary at Lourdes.
http://www.catholiccompany.com

Page 295D - Chapter 20

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Books Teach Me About God's Creation, Joan Ensor Plum, Our Sunday Visitor, 1999. This book features activities and readings designed to help teach young children to have respect for all of God's gifts.
http://www.getfed.com

Video Gifts of God, George Brundage, Catholic Book Publishing, 1994. God's gifts are described in this children's book.
http://www.bookschristian.com

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