How Old Media Can Rock the New Evangelization

vcat - Video Catechism

Meet the VCAT.

(That’s “Video Catechism,” in case you were wondering.)

I think it speaks for itself:

{Link to the embedded video.}

Here’s what it’s all about:

As we begin the Year of Faith, announced by Pope Benedict XVI, the Diocese of Wheeling – Charleston is proud to introduce the Video Catechism for Teens.  We believe in order to effectively reach this generation of teens with the richness and beauty of our Catholic faith, it must be done in new and relevent ways.  It is estimated that a teenager consumes a staggering 10 hours and 45 minutes of media content each day.  Of that content, 4 hours and 29 minutes is spent watching videos (whether on TV, Internet sites such as Hulu, YouTube, etc.)

The videos are relevant, focused on God’s love, and driven by the Catechism, just as promised. In addition to the video, there are discussion guides for leaders (such as  youth ministers and teachers) and separate discussion guides for families.

So far, there are videos for the Creed Overview (also embedded above), October (“The Pursuit“), and November (“38 Hours“).

Because these are meant to be resources that are used and shared, there are a variety of viewing options. You can, of course, view them online. You can also download all the assorted resources, including the discussion guides and the videos themselves.

I’m a catechist for two different classes in our parish and also involved in our RCIA program, and I can tell you this: I will be using these videos. And sharing them frequently.

I hope you do, too.

Copyright © 2012, Sarah Reinhard

Sarah Reinhard

Sarah Reinhard

Sarah Reinhard continues to be shocked and delighted that her life as a grown-up involve horses, writing, and sparkly dress shoes. In her work in the New Evangelization as a Catholic wife, mom, writer, parish employee, and catechist, she’s learned a lot of lessons, had a lot of laughs, and consumed mass amounts of coffee. She’s online at and, and is the author of a number of books.

One response to “How Old Media Can Rock the New Evangelization”

  1. Thanks for the new site, looks good and I love having these resources for work!

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