VCAT – Video Catechism for Teens

vcat-logo-bob-revisedThe Diocese of Wheeling – Charleston is producing VCAT or Video Catechism for Teens.  They believe in order to effectively reach teens with the richness and beauty of our Catholic faith, it must be done in new and relevant ways.Therefore the videos are to be:

Relevant:  The videos will use cultural analogies, creativity, humor, and will always try to answer the question, “Why should a teenager care about this?”

Focused on God’s Love:  The beginning of the Catechism states, “The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends.”  (CCC 25) Every doctrine is a new way in which God reveals His love for us.  Our videos will strive to focus on that message.

Driven by the Catechism of the Catholic Church:  At the heart of each video will be a point (or points) articulated by the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Since the language used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church wasn’t written with the intent of communicating the faith to a teenage audience, key points may be paraphrased or re-worded in an effort to make it more understandable.

What it will include:

  • Monthly Video
  • Discussion Guide for Catechetical leaders, teachers, and youth ministers

Adapted from http://vcat.org/about-vcat/

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