A fun classroom project to inspire faith by immersion

How to catechize using faith-based Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality in education:
This is the future! And you can get started today!

Description: Virtual Reality gives students an immersive experience, and immersive experiences are more memorable. Imagine how memorable faith lessons can be! It’s not merely a lesson for the mind. It’s an experience of the heart.

Virtual Reality is a fast-growing field of communication that is soon going to gain popularity in widespread uses. The benefits for faith formation come from what happens when people feel immersed in what they are studying. This is the most immersive learning tool of our lifetime.

Virtual Reality workshop

Terry ModicaWorkshop: Catechists can use Virtual Reality to give their students faith-based lessons that they will never forget by assigning projects that use a smart phone, a free app, and a free place to host their 360 photos. Terry Modica, director of the technologically creative Good News Ministries of gnm.org has been pioneering the use of digital technology for evangelization since 1996. In her live workshop, she explains the newest improvements in VR for the classroom and demonstrates everything in simple terms, including where the VR projects can be hosted online for free. You will start with your own project right there in the workshop!

Interested in having this workshop for catechists in your parish or diocese? Terry also gives this to Catholic School teachers for use in almost any subject being taught. Contact her at  gnm.org/events-inquire/.

Download the Presentation: You may download the PowerPoint presentation Terry Modica uses in her annual workshop at the Mid-Atlantic Congress, Archdiocese of Baltimore, about “How to Use Virtual Reality in the Classroom to Inspire Faith“.

It’s Easy: Everyone with a smart phone and a free app from Google can make a 360 VR experience. VR popularity is quickly growing. Learn how to assign VR projects that are immersive experiences of faith-based lessons, which your children or teens will never forget.

Subscribe to Terry’s blog about using VR for faith formation: catholicvr.net/category/our-vr-experiences-to-enjoy/.

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$40* PowerPoint Presentation of Terry Modica’s workshop

*Those who have attended Terry’s workshop may use the coupon code she provided to download this PPT presentation free. To use the coupon code, place the order. In the shopping cart, enter the coupon code in the appropriate box and click “apply”. This zeroes the cost. Proceed to place the order. Once completed, you will receive a download link on screen and by email.

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Beth Solis, a group facilitator in Oklahoma, says, "Our members asked us in the beginning if we minded taking things slowly so we could have time to really discuss each paragraph. We always have such great discussion! The PPT has been very helpful and is a nice addition."

study group

Feedback from a study group in Florida

Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

Karen says, "I never thought that I would read an encyclical. However, using the study guide made this experience so rewarding. It broadened my view about the Eucharist and my Catholic faith that makes me love and appreciate what Jesus did for us ever more deeply."

Tim says, "Being the only convert in the group, I ascertained a better and stronger understanding of the importance of the Eucharist, not only in the Mass but also in my daily life."

Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

Shirley says, "This course was so enlightening. It was a gift that helped me grow in my faith."

Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship