A helpful sacrament prep tool for parents and educators covering the sacraments of Reconciliation and Penance, the Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Available as a 3-DVD set and 4-CD set, 6 Hours.
Reconciliation and Penance, directed toward ages 5-10
Part 1 Concepts Covered: Introduction to sacrament, The Prodigal Son, definition of the word "sacrament"
Part 2 Concepts Covered: mortal and venial sin, the effects of the sacrament, ordinary minister of the sacrament, Jesus, the Good Shepherd, examination of conscience
Part 3 Concepts Covered: effects of sin, in persona Christi, examination of conscience in light of 10 Commandments, story of St. Maria Goretti
Part 4 Concepts Covered: motivation to receive sacrament, 5 Steps to a good Confession, the effects of the sacrament, true and perfect contrition, frequency of participation
Holy Eucharist, directed toward ages 5-10
Part 1 Concepts Covered: review of Scriptural teachings on the Holy Eucharist
Part 2 Concepts Covered: in persona Christi, effects of the sacrament, the passion of Christ, review of the seven sacraments, Real Presence of Jesus, Preparation for sacrament
Part 3 Concepts Covered: Eucharistic miracles, who is Jesus?, prerequisite/preparation for sacrament, etiquette for proper reception, after communion prayer
Part 4 Concepts Covered: Real Presence of Jesus, etiquette for showing reverence, sacrilegious abuse, communion of Jesus and the soul, etiquette for proper reception
Confirmation, directed toward ages 11-16
Part 1 Concepts Covered: identity/role of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost, manifestations of the Holy Spirit, effects of the sacrament, preparation for reception of sacrament
Part 2 Concepts Covered: overview of seven Sacraments, definition of the word "sacrament", effects of sacrament, sacraments as correspondence between nature and grace
Part 3 Concepts Covered: the Seal of the Holy Spirit, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, ordinary minister, personal actions affect the entire Body of Christ, frequency of receptionPart 4 Concepts Covered: identity and responsibility received through sacrament
Presenter: Redemptorist Father Pablo Straub (1932-2013)
Fr. Pablo Straub was born in 1932 in Long Island and entered a Redemptorist seminary at an early age. After he was ordained in 1958, he was assigned to missionary work which took him to Puerto Rico for 20 years, then to the Philippines, the Andes Mountains of Peru and, finally, Mexico for more than 20 years. He was also active in the United States, giving missions and retreats frequently through his media outreach. A gifted speaker and comfortable in front of a camera, Fr. Straub was especially good at teaching youth. Father Straub also founded two religious congregations, which combine the contemplative and the missionary, one for men becoming priests and one for women religious.