We live in an era where attention spans are shortening and the medium conveys the message. Having fresh, dynamic content for your vibrant parish is even more essential. Videos can supplement faith formation lessons or offer a compelling message to people who visit your parish website. We tracked down seven Catholic YouTube channels to help you and your community grow in faith. They’re listed below in alphabetical order.
Ascension has some of the most viewed videos in the Catholic YouTube world, and it’s easy to see why. Their most popular channels feature Catholic evangelists offering quick, accessible takes on all matters of faith and life. Biblical scholar Jeff Cavins offers Scripture reflections. The channel also features inspiring profiles of artists and ministries.
You can check out Ascension’s YouTube channel here.
Bishop Robert Baron
Originally the Word on Fire channel, this space still houses much of their YouTube content before Bishop Barron became … well … a bishop! The prelate has a knack for explaining complex ideas with common sense and basic philosophy. The “Ask Father Barron” playlist offers his take on a variety of faith questions. If you’re a bilingual parish, take note! The channel also offers numerous videos in Spanish.
You can check out Bishop Baron’s YouTube channel here.
Do you have a little more time on your hands? Catholic Answers uploads their show “Catholic Answers Live” to their YouTube channel. These offer compelling conversations and the opportunity to go more in-depth than many YouTube videos, which max out around five or six minutes. Catholic Answers still follows the successful YouTube model with the playlist “Ready Reasons.” Use these to equip your parishioners with quick questions about their faith.
You can check the Catholic Answers YouTube channel here.
This popular Catholic TV network offers some of their content online. Their “News Nightly” segments set them apart from other channels on this list. It offers a uniquely Catholic perspective on world news and reports on events that may not be picked up by major networks. You can find interviews with Catholic figures, exposing your parishioners to new ministries and thinkers.
You can check out EWTN’s YouTube channel here.
Life Teen is an international organization offering resources for teens and youth ministers. Their videos are fun, catchy, and informative. To get started, their short films are inspiring and thought provoking on different themes of the Christian life. The “Real Talk” playlist gives a Catholic take on current pop culture, which could make a great addition to your youth group’s social media channels.
You can check out Life Teen’s YouTube channel here.
LPi offers a lot of products to build your vibrant parish, but we also offer resources for living and growing in your community. The “Stewardship” playlist offers quick videos to educate and inform your parish staff or to share with your parishioners.
You can check out LPi’s YouTube channel here.
This YouTube channel hosts video campaigns during special liturgical seasons, like Lent and Advent. However, the content has staying power beyond the holy days! These videos feature religious sisters, priests, and lay people sharing their faith and inviting others to do the same. Check it out!
What are your favorite Catholic YouTube channels? Share them in the comments below.
You can check out Redeemed Online’s YouTube channel here.