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
The Ninth Day by Volker Schlondorff11-10-2019
With The Ninth Day, acclaimed film director Volker Schlondorff creates a moral thriller that "succeeds in illuminating an almost unimaginably dark story" (The New York Times). Inspired by the true story of a dissident priest's temporary furlough from Dachau, The Ninth Day transforms an ethical crisis into a nail biting showdown and unspeakable horror into transcendent redemption. From inside the hell of the Dachau concentration camp "Priest Block," Father Henri Kremer clings to a fragile life and challenged faith. But Gestapo officer Gebhardt, a young and ruthless lapsed seminarian, arranges a nine day reprieve for the priest. If Kremer can persuade his staunchly anti-Nazi Bishop to capitulate to Nazi occupation, he'll go free. But if he fails or tries to escape, death awaits. Torn between duty, faith, fear for his own life and for the lives of his loved ones, in just nine days Kremer must find a way to ease his conscience, protect his family, hold on to his faith and uphold his vows. Ulrich Mattes is "eerily convincing as a man torn by moral choices" (Time Out New York). Together, pilgrim Kremer and tempter Gebhardt "are singularly fascinating as tension-filled incompatibles" (NY Observer). Matthes, Diehl and Bibiana Beglau, as Kremer's sister, contribute powerfully eloquent performances. The Ninth Day showcases the sensitive visionary precision that has kept Volker Schlondorff on the leading edge of international cinema for four decades.
Hola! I'm Carlos Caterpillar! I'm just like you—except, of course, I'm a caterpillar. I love to have fun! And since I'm young, I'm still learning about life, so sometimes I get myself in situations that can be hard to wriggle out of! Ay, ay, ay! That's why I'm lucky to have Uncle Pedro, a butterfly with a lifetime of experience that he is always willing to share. Uncle Pedro remembers what it was like to be a little caterpillar that is just beginning to learn about life, and he is patient with me while I learn. He always reminds me how important it is to do the right thing because he wants me to grow up to be the best butterfly I can possibly be. And so do I!Do YOU want to be the very best YOU can possibly be? Then come with ME and worm your way into "TheAdventures of Carlos Caterpillar!" Come on! It'll be fun!
13 Reasons Why You Matter by Noelle Garcia10-27-2019
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth and young adults. Yet despite the many TV shows, movies, and articles on this topic, suicide, depression, self-harm, and loneliness remain difficult subjects for adults of any age to discuss. Speaking with honesty, humor, and personal experience, Noelle Garcia tackles these issues head-on, encouraging those who are struggling (or know someone who is) that God's mercy and love are waiting for them; that you, and your life, truly matter.
Pray Like a Saint by Matthew Leonard10-20-2019
In this talk, internationally known speaker and author Matthew Leonard defines and discusses the three traditional stages of prayer. According to Scripture, every one of us is called to "be perfect" and to "pray without ceasing." Prayer is the path to God, and many of us have been saying prayers all our lives. But are we really praying? Matthew lays out the practical steps to achieve union with God through deep prayer, even in the midst of this busy world.