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
Pints With Aquinas by Matt Fradd01-19-2020
January 28 is the feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas. In celebration, Matt Fradd sits down with Peter Kreeft as he shares 12 quick stories about Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Reborn: You, Your Child, and the Heart of Baptism01-12-2020
Each year in our parish, hundreds of children are baptized. What does it all mean? Reborn is a video series that takes an in-depth look at this power rite.
Reborn explores the deeply personal power of Baptism, bringing to light the spiritual reality for parents and godparents and, most importantly, the child being baptized. Rendered with a cinematic beauty that's become the hallmark of the Augustine Institute's film productions, Reborn presents the foundation of the Church's teaching on Baptism, with a step-by-step explanation of the rite itself, including its profound place in Scripture and Tradition.
The Series Includes
Session 1 - A New Creation: The Mystery of Baptism Explained
Session 2 - Entering the Mystery: The Rite Explained
Session 3 - Nurturing the Life of Grace: Called to Mission
Session 4 - The Mission to Love: 7 Keys to Catholic Parenting
Session 5 - The Gift of Godparents: More Than Cards and Presents
The Case for Jesus by Dr. Brant Pitre01-05-2020
Dr. Pitre exposes the problems with the many false theories that have resulted in widespread skepticism about the reliability of Christianity.
Seeing the Christ Child with Wonder, Awe and Gratitude01-05-2020Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden
Light is an amazing gift that we so easily take for granted. How good it is to have a clear sunny day where everything we see is clear. At night we have the stars that adorn the darkened sky. Centuries ago, travelers used the stars to find their way from one point to another. Today we have the GPS built into our cars and into our phones. This system gives precise directions by voice so all we have to do is listen and follow the directions. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany where the Magi journeyed a distance to find the Christ child. They were guided by the light of a star. It was not what they were searching for but who they were seeking. Once they found where the star was leading them they knelt down in humble gratitude and offered their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. They found the one promised since the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden after the Original Sin was committed: “Then the LORD God said to the snake: Because you have done this, cursed are you among all the animals, tame or wild; On your belly you shall crawl, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel.” (Genesis 3:14-15) This little child lying in a manger is the promised Messiah, Savior, and Redeemer. He is the one we all have an inner thirst and need to encounter.READ MORE