Thursday, June 16, 2011

Religion Teacher (and moms): Great resource for reflection journals and prayer

Here is a list of my favorite Youtube offerings for middle school and high school. They are great for setting up moments for reflection-journal writing or simply for prayerful moments. Liturgists, in general, these are NOT for liturgy. They are for informal moments of student/class prayer and reflection only. That said, they are really awesome clips, videos, novenas and skits. (Please let me know if any site becomes corrupt.)

Reversed Thinking Poem - this is tops!!

Fun Day starters:


Christmas Story on Facebook Social Media, friending Joseph
Describe self and other TOB for middle school things

Three Minute Loyola Press Daily Retreats:

1.       You are my God—
2.       Proof
Before Adoration or Worship before Real Presence:
1.       Made for Worship
2.       Word of God Speak by MercyMe—
3.       In Christ Alone – Lauren Talley (Easter Season)
4.       El Shaddai by Amy Grant—
5.       Hallowed by the Name by Petra—
6.       Take me in to the Holy of Holies by Petra—
7.       Lamb of God by Twila Paris—
8.       How Beautiful by Twila Paris—
9.       Majesty, worship His majesty—
10.   Worthy is the Lamb by Hillsong—
11.   How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin—
12.   Here I am Lord—
13.   You are Mine—
14.   No Greater Love Matt Maher—
Meditation Preparation:
1.       Change my Heart oh God by Eddie Espinosa--
2.       There is none like you by Lennie LeBlanc–
3.       Anima Christi—
4.       Glory and Praise from the songbook—
5.       Make me a Channel of your peace—
6.       You raise me up—
7.       God will make a way—
8.       You are my Hiding Place (this one ends around 4:00 and As the Deer begins)—
9.       As a Deer (begins around 4:00)—
10.   Above All—
11.   I surrender all—
12.   I will choose Christ—
13.   Lord I offer you my life—
14. I lay it down Matt Maher—
Beginning of Day:
1.       Glory and Praise from the songbook—
2.       St. Patrick’s Breastplate (I arise today…)
End of Day:
1.       Lifesong by Casting Crowns (not for Lent as use Alleluia)—
1.       Come to Jesus (GREAT)
1.       Love by Petra
2.       Go light your world
3.       Carol King’s You’ve Got a Friend
Catholic Fun:
1.       Anima Christi—
2.       I am the Bread of Life—
3.       One Bread, One Body—
4.       You are my God—
5.       Come to Jesus (Show a bit from beginning and skip to 3:48-4:39 for the rest)
6.       Come to Jesus (completely different from #5)
7.       Crucified with Christ
1.       You are my dwelling place ( sequence on the life of Moses)
1.       Lead me to the Cross by Hillsong—
2.       Forgive Me by Rebecca St. James( PAUSE AT 2:11 and play the REST AFTER Confession)—
3.       At Your Feet by Casting Crowns (AFTER Confession might work best)–
4.       Come to the Water
5.       Come to Jesus
6.       Change my heart o God
7.       Luke 18 reconciliation song (for 8th grade)
Geography Class opener—
1.       One Bread, One Body—
2.       Go Light Your World—
3.       Amazes Me
Thinking about Religious life
1.       “We Cry Holy”—
2.       All to Jesus, I surrender
3.       Lord I offer you my life—
Confirmation Songs:
1.       Here I am Lord—
2.       Litany of Saints Matt Maher—
3.       You raise me up—
4.       God will make a way—
5.       Lord, I offer my life to you—
6.       Crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20)--
7.       I surrender all
8.       I will choose Christ—
9.       Go Light your world
10.   Lord I offer you my life—
11.   This is your Chance (Michael w. Smith) on the girl who said I do at Columbine
12.   Set me as a seal by Matt Maher—
13.   Holy Spirit come and fill this place by Cece Winans
1.       Kyrie Eleison—
2.       Agnus Dei—
3.       Pater Noster—
4.       Salve Regina—
5.       Veni Creator Spiritus--
Salvation History

Begin Salvation History with:
Michael W. Smith’s Secret Ambition
1.       Your Grace is Enough Matt Maher
2.       Nobody Else Like You
3.       Because of Who you are

Matthew Maher Christ is Risen
Messiah In Passover

All days the same Novena to the Blessed Mother:
All days the same for Novena to St. Jude:
All days the same for Novena to St. Philomena:
All days the same Novena to St. Clare:
All days the same Novena to St. Anthony of Padua:

Skit on Lost Coin by Kris Bagley on a journey to find a lost coin.



  1. Oh. My. Goodness! So much work you put into this, and a rich resource for the rest of us. Thank you so much! :)