The Religious Education Media Center is a service of the Catholic Education Office for parishes, schools and agencies in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The purpose of the center is to provide quality religious audio-visual materials for religious instruction and faith formation that are consistent with Catholic beliefs and tradition and which enhance and enliven the sharing of the “Good News” with children, youth, and adults.
Media materials are available for use by individual adult Catholic parishioners, as well as for any parish or Archdiocesan sponsored group: school, Parish School of Religion (PSR), pre-school, youth program, Bible-study, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), liturgy committee, parish council, parent group, pro-life committee, social-concerns committee, small faith communities, or Archdiocesan agency.
The Media Center collection of DVDs, video-cassettes, CD-ROMs and CDs are listed in the catalog by title, number, themes, presenter, series, audience, and running-time.
Both the suggested age-levels and themes identified for each item provide only a general indication for appropriate use of the resource. Previewing is recommended to determine if the media would be helpful for a particular audience. Previewing also permits the teacher or facilitator to incorporate the media into the learning session more effectively by presenting background material, dividing the viewing into segments, devising thoughtful discussion questions or follow-up activities.
The entire Media Center Catalog is available in PDF format for viewing, searching, printing as needed, by clicking the link on the left, Media Catalog (PDF), and then selecting the section for a given age-level. Media Booking Online is available on the website at www.reledmediacenter.com.
Media may be borrowed free of charge by any parish, school, agency or individual in the Archdiocese. Other institutions pay a rental charge per video or an annual membership fee for unlimited use. Orders may be placed online, by mail or by phone. Postage for returning videos is the responsibility of the borrower.
For information on the Religious Education Media Center or the policies and procedures contact:
Religious Education Media Center
Catholic Education Office
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis MO 63119