Have you ever tried to have a discussion with teens about the faith but wish you had a short video that would engage them and help get the discussion started? This week's resource is a free site from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston called vcat.org. VCAT stand for video catechism, and that is exactly what this site provides: 12 short video (less than 10 minutes each, some as short as 3 minutes) for each of the four pillars of the Catechism: Creed, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer. You can either stream the video right on the site, go to the YouTube channel or download the videos to your computer (good if you don't have high speed internet). In addition, each video comes with a free .pdf discussion guide. The guides offer both synopsis, a suggested use for the video and questions for discussion. Each guide also cross references scripture passages, catechism sections and related YouCat sections.
I could see using these videos as discussion starters, ice-breakers for topics, but also, as adults, for your own reflection and meditation and prayer. One thing about all these videos is that they are focused on God's love - the message is all about God love for us and our relationship with him and our encounter with Jesus in scripture, Church teaching, prayer and the communion of faith.
Check our this video on Truth and the corresponding discussion guide