Bishop Robert Barron The Mass Leader Guide

Probe more deeply into Bishop Barron’s message using the The Mass companion Leader Guide.

The Leader’s Guide includes the Facilitator’s Guide, all six lessons from the participant’s Study Guide, and an Answer Key for the Questions for Understanding.  The Facilitator’s Guide details how to plan, promote, and present the study. Each workbook features a matte finish that is soft to the touch, non-glare, and scuff-resistant. Its flat binding is both sturdy and sleek, sure to withstand many uses, as well as look elegant on your bookshelf.

For group study, you can present the program in six or seven sessions of 60-90 minutes.  Each session should include video viewing and group discussion of Study Guide questions.  All study coordinators or group facilitators can also register for free training webinars.

Each lesson in the Guide provides detailed commentary on Bishop Barron’s video and “Questions for Understanding” based on the video, Scripture, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The “Questions for Application” in each lesson aid in connecting the material to our own lives and experiences.

The study commentary was written by Elizabeth Scalia, a popular author, editor, and speaker, under the direction of Bishop Barron.  Ms. Scalia is also a Benedictine oblate and managing editor of the Catholic Portal at Patheos.com.

 Participants read the commentary in their Study Guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after viewing the video.

SESSION TITLES:

1. A Privileged Encounter

2. Called Out of the World

3. God Speaks our Story

4. Responding to Our God

5. Preparing for Sacrifice

6. The Real Presence Creates Communion

Bishop Robert Barron The Mass – Digital Download

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.
See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.
The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.

This new series comprises of six bBeautiful & engaging episodes with English & Spanish audio and subtitles. (Total run time 145 minutes)

DISC ONE:

1. A Privileged Encounter – 24:11

2. Called Out of the World – 23:06

3. God Speaks our Story – 24:17

DISC TWO:

4. Responding to Our God – 24:53

5. Preparing for Sacrifice – 23:04

6. The Real Presence Creates Communion – 25:20

DAVID THE KING – STUDY GUIDE

Probe more deeply into Bishop Barron’s message by using this David the King companion Study Guide. Each workbook features a matte finish that is soft to the touch, non-glare, and scuff-resistant. Its flat binding is both sturdy and sleek, sure to withstand many uses, as well as look elegant on your bookshelf. The Study Guide was written by  Dr. Jacob Wood and compiled under the direction and approval of Bishop Barron.

Each section of the study guide provides a detailed commentary on the DVD and “Questions for Understanding” based on the DVD presentation, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each section also includes “Questions for Reflection” that help you connect the material to your own life and experience.

 For group study, you can present the program in seven 90-minute sessions. Each session includes DVD viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions. Participants should read the commentary in the study guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after they view the DVD, as the commentary in each lesson is very detailed.

SESSION TITLES:

1. The Law of the Gift

2. Your Servant is Listening

3. Warrior of God

4. Gathered in Jerusalem

5. The House of David

6. Absolom, My Son!

Bishop Barron: David the King DVD Box

David is the paradigmatic king in the Old Testament. His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. In this two DVD set Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.

Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.

The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship…but whose actual reign defied expectation. 

King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.

2 disc set with audio & subtitles available in English or Spanish

DISC ONE

1. The Law of the Gift – 22:53

2. Your Servant is Listening – 21:20

3. Warrior of God – 24:06

DISC TWO

1. Gathered in Jerusalem – 20:35

2. The House of David – 20:50

3. Absolom, My Son! – 25:27

PRIEST, PROPHET, KING LEADER’S GUIDE

The Leader’s Guide includes:

– Facilitator guide
– Six Lessons
– Answer Key

The Priest, Prophet, King Study Program presents the Old Testament foreshadowing of each of Jesus’ three offices as priest, prophet and king and then describes how Jesus is the fulfillment of each as seen in the New Testament.

The six lessons are as follows:
1. Adoratio: Adam as Priest
2. The High Priest
3. Challenging False Worship: Elijah the Prophet
4. The Word Made Flesh
5. Ordering the Kingdom: King David
6. King of Kings

Each small group discussion leader should have the leader’s guide and each participant should have his/her own copy of the study guide.
A complete session plan and other program advice is outlined in the facilitator’s guide, which is part of the leader’s guide. Each DVD segment is 20 minutes long and the discussion should be planned for 60-70 minutes, so each lesson can be covered in a total of 90 minutes.

CATHOLICISM: THE NEW EVANGELIZATION STUDY GUIDE

The Catholic Faith is not about myths or legends, symbols or literary devices. It’s about an encounter so overwhelming that you want to tell the whole world. It is an encounter with Jesus Christ. Throughout history the call of Christ has sent people to the corners of the earth with a message of great joy, a message that has built civilizations, inspired cultures and even sent some to prisons and to their graves.

We have the same call — that’s the New Evangelization.

This new documentary series from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire continues the story of CATHOLICISM and explores the Church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. With the original CATHOLICISM series, Bishop Barron took us on a journey around the world deep into the Faith. Now, experience this Faith in action in CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization.

(A brief description of the six lessons contained in the study guide, produced to accompany the documentary series from Bishop Robert Barron, can be found here:)

Lesson OneIntroduction

“What is the New Evangelization?”, “Why is it worthwhile?”, and “How does one do it?” Bishop Barron explains how the concept of a “new” evangelization began to take shape in the second Vatican Council.

Lesson Two: New Ardor

New enthusiasm, new energy and renewal from Holy Spirit constitute “new ardor.” Bishop  Barron takes us behind the scenes at World Youth Day and shows us other energetic examples of new ardor. The deepest source of Christian ardor is the reality of the resurrection, which fuels us to actively reach out in love to others with the “Good News.”

Lesson ThreeNew Expressions—Part I
Lesson Four:  New Expressions—Part II

It’s not an expression of a different truth, but the same truth proclaimed and lived by Christ, that we have to express in a different cultural setting. Bishop Barron explains why secularism is on the rise:  Confusion about who and what God is; Trying to fill human longing for God with the temporal and materials things of this world; and Relativism that purports that there is no objective truth.

Lesson Five:   New Methods

Bishop Barron calls for “using the means and methods of our time to evangelize.” In today’s culture the Internet and social media plays a huge role. He encourages us all to use these new methods for the Lord.  We all can give testimony to Christ by the methods we use to communicate and by how we live each day.

Lesson Six: Faith in Action

The New Evangelization Formation Program includes a sixth workshop-style session that guides participants in developing their own new evangelization action plan, either as individuals or as a Catholic group/parish.  This section is based on selected clips from the interviews conducted for the series.

CATHOLICISM: THE NEW EVANGELIZATION STUDY PROGRAM: LEADER’S GUIDE

The Leader’s Guide to the CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization Study Program includes:

1. The facilitator guide
2. Six student lessons
3. The answer key

A brief description of the six lessons can be found below:

Lesson OneIntroduction

“What is the New Evangelization?”, “Why is it worthwhile?”, and “How does one do it?” Bishop Barron explains how the concept of a “new” evangelization began to take shape in the second Vatican Council.

Lesson Two: New Ardor

New enthusiasm, new energy and renewal from Holy Spirit constitute “new ardor.” Bishop Barron takes us behind the scenes at World Youth Day and shows us other energetic examples of new ardor. The deepest source of Christian ardor is the reality of the resurrection, which fuels us to actively reach out in love to others with the “Good News.”

Lesson ThreeNew Expressions—Part I
Lesson Four:  New Expressions—Part II

It’s not an expression of a different truth, but the same truth proclaimed and lived by Christ, that we have to express in a different cultural setting. Bishop Barron explains why secularism is on the rise:  Confusion about who and what God is; Trying to fill human longing for God with the temporal and materials things of this world; and Relativism that purports that there is no objective truth.

Lesson Five:   New Methods

Bishop Barron calls for “using the means and methods of our time to evangelize.” In today’s culture the Internet and social media plays a huge role. He encourages us all to use these new methods for the Lord.  We all can give testimony to Christ by the methods we use to communicate and by how we live each day.

Lesson Six: Faith in Action

The New Evangelization Formation Program includes a sixth workshop-style session that guides participants in developing their own new evangelization action plan, either as individuals or as a Catholic group/parish.  This section is based on selected clips from the interviews conducted for the series.

Bishop Barron: MYSTERY OF GOD – LEADER GUIDE

This is the Leader Guide for the Mystery of God Study Program. It contains the Facilitator Guide, the entire Study Guide, and the Answer Key.

You can watch the DVD and then probe more deeply into Bishop Barron’s message by using the companion Study Guide, which is divided into sections that correspond to each part of Father’s presentation. The Study Guide was written by Catholic author, Trent Horn, an apologist at Catholic Answers, compiled under the direction and approval of Bishop Barron. Trent has relevant experience in this area as one of his books is Answering Atheism: How to Make the case for God with Logic and Charity.

Each section of the study guide provides a detailed commentary on the DVD and “Questions for Understanding” based on the DVD presentation, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each section also includes “Questions for Reflection” that help you connect the material to your own life and experience.

 For group study, you can present the program in seven 90-minute sessions. Each session includes DVD viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions. Participants read the commentary in the study guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after they view the DVD, as the Commentary in each lesson is very detailed.

Fr Barron THE MYSTERY OF GOD DVD Box Who God Is and Why He Matters

Atheism is on the rise. Skeptical thinkers like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous. The so-called New Atheism has attracted millions of young people thanks to bestselling books such as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. How should Christians respond? How can we turn the tide of secularism and draw people back to God? You’ll discover how in “The Mystery of God,” a new six-part film series and study program by Fr. Robert Barron. The lessons reach into our rich intellectual tradition. Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, you’ll uncover a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by “God”. Who is God? And why does he matter? Watch this series and you’ll not only learn the answers yourself, but you’ll discover how to share them with others – especially those who no longer believe. The DVDs provide options for Spanish dubbing and Spanish or English subtitles.

DISC ONE

1) Atheism and what we mean by “God” – 21:04

2) The Paths to God – 20:27

3) The Divine Attributes – 23:50

DISC TWO

1) Providence and the Problem of Evil – 28:26

2) Exploring the Trinity – 21:13

3) The God who is Love – 26:23

Bishop Barron: EUCHARIST – STUDY GUIDE

A companion guide for either the Eucharist DVD or CD, which will enhance your understanding of and interaction with Bishop Barron’s presentation on the most Holy Sacrament.

The Eucharist Study Guide can be used individually or as part of a group faith formation program. The program can be presented in five (90-minute) sessions.

The Study Guide is divided into five sections: an introduction, Eucharist as sacred mealsacrifice and the real presence (two sections). Each section provides four or five “Questions for Understanding” with references from Scripture and from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each section also provides four or five “Questions for Reflection,” which will help you reflect on how Father Barron’s message is relevant to your own life and experiences.

The study guide was written by Word on Fire staff members who also hold Theology degrees, Rozann Carter and Robert Mixa, under the guidance and approval of Bishop Robert Barron.