Take some time to explore the fantastic FORMED content offered through our parish.
- Go to formed.org/signup
- Select your parish by entering name, city and/or zip code
- Enter your name and email address
- Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED.
FORMED offers programs, movies, audio dramas, books, family (content on marriage, parenting, content for children) and various content offered in Spanish. Here are some FORMED resources that can be a great way to help you prepare for Christmas during this time in the church year of Advent.
Lectio: Prayer – In six video sessions, Lectio: Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in his presence and resolving to live in and through his love
Angel in the Waters – In its mother’s womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there. These gentle illustrations and wise words tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters . . . a story that will delight all young children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.
Kristoph & the First Christmas Tree: A Legend of St. Boniface – Based on an ancient legend, Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree is a video production drawn from the family-friendly story written by children’s author Claudia Cangilla McAdam and illustrated by Dave Hill.
The Adventures of Ociee Nash – If you’re looking for a fun movie to watch, here is a great adventure. Although nine-year-old Ociee loves roaming Mississippi’s 1898 rural landscape, her widower father (Keith Carradine) feels that Ociee lacks a role model to help her become a “young lady.”
Mary of Nazareth – Mary of Nazareth is an epic motion picture on the life of Mary, Mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. Shot in high definition, it was filmed in Europe with outstanding cinematography, a strong cast, and a majestic music score. Actress Alissa Jung gives a beautiful, compelling, and inspiring portrayal of Mary.
Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message – The most important event in the evangelization of the New World occurred in December, 1531. Over the course of four days, the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego.
Also, check out the December Liturgical Calendar on FORMED when December arrives. The FORMED site provides recommendations that follow the calendar of the Church year.