Good golly, yesterday was a wild day!
I put THE CREED listing live in morning, watched a few sales come in…and then I dove into a FULL day with the kids and life. And while all that was going on, so many of you scooped up THE CREED. So many! Floored, touched, honored! You guys are just too too good to us!
I’ve been slowly working my way through email, trying to answer all of the questions you’ve been sending.
So, in case you are puzzling over some of the same questions, here’s a little Q&A:
1. WHICH CREED?
THE CREED is based on the Nicene Creed, the creed that we recite together each Sunday in Mass. This is the longer creed. The Apostle’s Creed is the shorter one.
2. WHICH AGES IS THIS FOR?
All ages. All levels of theological understanding. No kidding.
Our mission here at Catholic Sprouts is simple: create resources that can be used by the WHOLE FAMILY at once, together. To this end, we work hard to create content that is fun and engaging, content that refuses to water down the Truth, and content that gives you something to talk about as a family.
Afterall, we believe that children need to talk about the Faith WITH THEIR PARENTS. I can create hours and hours of podcast content, but unless kids are speaking about these things with their parents, it means very little. Therefore, it is my hope that families listen to THE CREED together and then spend 5-10 minutes discussing what they heard afterward. It’s that simple.
This listen & discuss format is an effective way to learn for children of all ages.
3. HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM THE DAILY PODCAST?
If you are familiar with the Catholic Sprouts podcast then THE CREED will feel comfortably familiar. But there are a couple of key differences.
+THE CREED is content that will never appear on the free podcast.
+THE CREED episodes are a bit longer (10 minutes vs 6ish)
+THE CREED comes with a coloring book to occupy busy hands while listening, and questions to guide discussion after listening.
+THE CREED was carefully created to offer a quick refresher course on all we believe, as opposed to diving deep into any one topic.
4. CAN I PREVIEW THE CONTENT BEFORE I BUY FOR OUR PARISH?
YES! Just hit reply to this email and I will set you up with an account to view everything!
After I set you up, you will get an email from me (Catholic Sprouts) directing you to set your password, and you’re in! You will have access to the whole course and you will be able to preview the whole thing!
5. DOES THE CREED HAVE AN IMPRIMATUR?
The moment, no, we do not have an imprimatur.
There just wasn’t time to go through the process and we plan to work on getting an imprimatur soon. If that is a deal breaker for you, we understand.
Please know, however, that this course was taken directly from the Catechism and we did have our theology editor plan and carefully proof-listen before we released this content.
6. IF WE DECIDE TO DO THIS AS A FAMILY….WHAT DO I ALL HAVE TO DO EACH WEEK?
Each week you will listen to 2 audio segments, one that is about 10 minutes long, and another that is 5 minutes. After you are done listening, take 5 more minutes to discuss what you heard. That’s it.
Just snuggle up with the kids, hit play, listen, and discuss.
7. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE CREED ONCE I PURCHASE IT?
Ummmm…forever! Each purchase comes with a unique login to our Thinific School that will never expire.
Listen through the course once or 50 times! Your choice. You can use the course when you choose and at whatever speed works best.
8. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN USE THIS IF I BUY IT FOR MY PARISH?
As many as you like! Unlimited!
When you purchase the GROUP USE listing of THE CREED we ask that you then send us all of the names and email addresses of parishioners that you’d like to have access. Once we get those, we will add each person to the course, so that they all have a unique login and password (and don’t worry, we will deal with all of the password/login drama, not you!). With a unique login each parishioner will have a personalized experience where they will be able to see which lessons they have listened to, and which they still need to get to.
9. IS THIS THE BIG PROJECT YOU’VE BEEN WORKING ON WITH OSV?
Nope, it’s not!
The BIG project we are working on is called THE DOMESTIC CHURCH PROJECT, a 6-week, in-home experience for the whole family that will enable parents to pass on the Faith and build their unique Domestic Church. And seriously guys, The Domestic Church Project is gonna change lives, heal families and have a major impact on the Church. No joke.
I can’t wait to share THE DOMESTIC CHURCH PROJECT with you, but before we do that, we need to test everything. So, to that end, we are looking for a group of families willing to go through a BETA EXPERIENCE, which will start in September. If you’d like to be part of this select group, CLICK HERE to let us know, and we will be in touch.
THE CREED is something we put together to meet your current needs. We heard from lots of parents and DRE’s who were lamenting that they were scrambling to find something for their families to do this fall with Faith Formation in the homes, and kids and parents already stressed to the max. Because of this, we made THE CREED as simple to use as possible.
Okay, that was a lot. 🙃
Still confused or wondering about something, just hit reply!
Grab your family or parish’s copy right here: https://shop.catholicsprouts.com/collections/the-c…
Jesus, we trust in you!
Nancy and Bill