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
Meditations for Lent by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet03-17-2019
Even three hundred years ago, believers found it difficult to sustain for forty days the proper Lenten spirit. That's why even then, countless Christians turned to the writings of Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), whose great piety and simple eloquence won him renown as one of the greatest preachers of his time. From Bishop Bossuet's sermons and spiritual writings, believers drew ever greater Lenten wisdom and strength. Now translator Christopher Blum has selected from Bishop Bossuet's voluminous works fifty brief but remarkably powerful meditations that complement the daily readings at Mass during the Lenten season, thus offering to us the perfect companion for a thoughtful and fruitful Lent. If you read and meditate briefly on just one of them each day in Lent, I guarantee that this good French bishop's eloquence will soon have you not merely remembering the events of Christ's journey to His Crucifixion; it will have you spiritually walking with Him on that journey, which is precisely what we are called to do in Lent!
My Beloved Son by Bishop Robert Barron03-10-2019
Bishop Robert Barron offers five sermons on the spiritual discipline we must cultivate in the Lenten season, a discipline centered on Christ. These meditations cover topics such as finding our identity in God, prayer as the key to mission, our thirst for God, how to end our alienation from God, and how to embrace the way of happiness joyfully.
Journey through Lent with Dr. Tim Gray03-03-2019
Set yourself up for a transformative 40 days with FORMED Lenten Reflections. Get daily videos from esteemed Scripture expert Dr. Tim Gray delivered right to your inbox. Don’t miss a day of growing closer to our Lord.
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Beloved: Mystery & Meaning of Marriage02-10-2019
This week, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, explore the beauty and challenges of married life. More than a union based on romantic love or mutual fulfillment, marriage goes back to the very essence of what it is to be human – and reflects a design placed in our hearts by God himself. Beloved – from the producers of the renowned Symbolon series – explores the spiritual and eternal reality behind "I Do." Beautifully filmed and featuring acclaimed marriage experts, Beloved speaks to the very heart of every husband and wife, bringing sacramental truth and God-infused love into the everyday challenges of married life. Beloved: Mystery & Meaning of Marriage includes six inspiring and informative sessions.