Exploring the Mass (TERE)

A new textbook and DVD by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, published by the Teacher Enterprise in Religious Education (TERE)

This new DVD offers a beautifully clear presentation of Catholic belief in the Eucharist. It will really engage the interest of young people as well as those who are helping them to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ. The Cardinal’s conversation with a group of students reveals their own understanding as well as their commitment to the Lord as they draw some profound insights from Cardinal Vincent. We see the young people’s participation in the Mass as the Cardinal leads them in worship and we see him explaining the Mass to them as a teacher of the faith. This high-quality film, with its accompanying textbook, will be a welcome resource to teachers and catechists and it could also be fruitfully used by parish groups or in the home setting.

Rt Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham

Read a full review by Andy Lewis <here>:

  • The DVD is fantastic value for £35. It will get used over and over again in classrooms from KS2, even to KS5. Every Catholic school should have a copy. It is a privilege to intimately share the Mass with Cardinal Nichols. ***** (5/5)
  • The accompanying textbook provides a perfect, accessible companion. The activities and tasks enable the inexperienced teacher to help students digest and learn its contents. A real bargain at £7. ***** (5/5)
  • I am unaware of any other resource, published recently, that comes anywhere close to presenting the Mass as clearly as this.

Find out more on the TERE site: http://www.tere.org/exploring-the-mass/

Exploring the Mass flyer
Exploring the Mass sample pages
Order Form for CD ROMs & DVD ROMs
Order Form for Books

Human Dignity (CAFOD)

This engaging animation for GCSE Religious Studies students by Catholic aid agency, CAFOD, explores the principle, Human Dignity, which underpins Catholic Social Teaching and all of CAFOD’s work. It explains the scriptural origins of the principle in Genesis, the concept ‘Imago Dei’, and considers the challenges of living out this principle. This is an unmissable resource for teachers using GCSE Catholic specifications in AQA, Eduqas or Edexcel.

Find more CAFOD GCSE resources <here>

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Imago Dei

Dr Anthony Towey, St Mary’s University, looks at Imago Dei (“Image of God”) through “Adam, Frodo, Jesus and You”:

Video from The London RE Hub Conference 2016

Clodagh Keilthy, Campion School, shared her own thoughts on Imago Dei in the context of planning for the new GCSE spec. Listen to a podcast:

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