Formed is a website offered by the Augustine Institute for parishes. The site is filled with different opportunities for individuals and families to enhance their faith through formation videos, audio lectures, documentaries and family movies all focused around our faith. All of this is available for you free through our yearly parish subscription.
Each week through our bulletin, we will be suggesting certain videos or audio lectures to help strengthen your faith.
Here is how you can access this site: You will need to set up a free account using our parish code. Here is how you can do this:
- Go to www.formed.org
- Go to the box that says ENTER CODE
- Type in our parish code (case sensitive) NQHW7P
- Once you have registered and setup a password, you now can browse all the material.
Suggestions of the Week
Interested in Bible study? Take some time this summer for a in depth look at the gospel of Mark. Dr. Tim Gray hosts this powerful fourteen-part series to discover the Gospel of Mark like never before. Immerse yourself in this action-packed Gospel that offers Saint Peter’s account of Christ’s life and teaching. Combining the insights of Dr. Tim Gray with the masterful artistry of the Augustine Institute, this Lectio series uses the Church’s rich tradition of Lectio Divina to help you better understand and better pray with the Gospel of Mark.
St. Anthony of Padua06-30-2019
This is the first major feature length drama on the life of St. Anthony of Padua, the beloved miracle worker and one of the most popular saints in Christian history. Made in Italy with top-notch acting talent, and superb cinematography, this is an outstanding film on the amazing life of St. Anthony. It presents Anthony as a dynamic and appealing person who sacrificed wealth, popularity, and family for the Kingdom of God.
Born into a Portugese noble family in 1195, Anthony defied his father's wishes that he become a knight and, instead, followed the call of God to become a monk, eventually joining the Franciscans as a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. Anthony became renowned for his powerful preaching and his miracles that won countless souls to Christ. The film follows his travels through Italy, his mission to Morocco, and his meeting with St. Francis. It beautifully portrays the power of his preaching, the holiness of his life, his love for the poor and oppressed, and the wonders of his miracles. Actor Daniele Liotti gives a truly memorable inspiring and performance as St. Anthony.
Fr. Elijah: An Apocalypse by Michael O'Brien06-23-2019
If you are looking for a good piece of fiction to start off your summer reading, “Fr. Elijah: An Apocalypse” is a good find. Author Michael O'Brien presents a thrilling apocalyptic novel about the condition of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of time. It explores the state of the modern world and the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary religious scene by taking its central character, Father Elijah Schäfer, a Carmelite priest, on a secret mission for the Vatican, which embroils him in a series of crises and subterfuges affecting the ultimate destiny of the Church.
Father Elijah is a convert from Judaism, a survivor of the Holocaust, a man once powerful in Israel. For twenty years he has been "buried in the dark night of Carmel" on the mountain of the prophet Elijah. The Pope and the Cardinal Secretary of State call him out of obscurity and give him a task of the highest sensitivity: to penetrate into the inner circles of a man whom they believe may be the Antichrist. Their purpose: to call the Man of Sin to repentance, and thus to postpone the great tribulation long enough to preach the Gospel to the whole world. In this richly textured tale, Father Elijah crosses Europe and the Middle East, moves through the echelons of world power, meets saints and sinners, presidents, judges, mystics, embattled Catholic journalists, faithful priests, and a conspiracy of traitors within the very House of God. This is an apocalypse in the old literary sense, but one that was written in the light of Christian revelation.
That They May All Be One by Matt Maher06-16-2019
You may know Matt Maher’s music, but do you know his story? An internationally acclaimed Christian singer, song-writer, and eight-time Grammy Award nominee, Maher shares the amazing story of his spiritual journey in this audio talk. He emphasizes the importance of forming relationships with others in order to be effective witnesses of the Gospel and help bring about the unity desired by Christ.