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FORMED: Parishioner Recommendations

By now, most of us have heard of the FORMED website/app ( that St. Mary's has provided for all parishioners. Many of us are already experiencing the powerful content housed on this rich resource for children, teens, young adults and adults. The content comes in many different forms, including movies, videos, audios and e-books.
"I strongly encourage everyone to spread the word about FORMED to friends and family. It's a great tool for building upon your own faith and bringing people back to the church," Daryl Mortek, parishioner
Curious about FORMED, but not sure where to start? Check out these recommendations from fellow parishioners...
  • FORGIVEN: This three-session video gives a new perspective on the sacrament of Reconciliation. I was so moved that I watched it again with three other people.
  • PRESENCE: This three-session video helps clarify the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
  • REBORN: This three-session video, explores the deep personal power of the Baptismal Sacrament.
  • BORN FUNDAMENTALIST, BORN AGAIN CATHOLIC: This audiobook explores the common misperceptions of Catholicism told through the conversion story of a fundamentalist preacher. Helped deepen my understanding of the beauty and truth of Catholicism.
  • THE JESUS STORIES: This collection of short videos is geared toward kids and showcases stories from the Bible, tied into everyday life. My kids love these!
  • DRAMATIZED AUDIO BIBLE: A refreshingly well-produced audio Bible featuring the Books of the New Testament.
  • FINDING FATIMA: This 90-minute documentary tells the story of Our Lady of Fatima-from the initial apparitions of the angel who prepared the children for Our Lady's coming, to the Miracle of the Sun.
  • DAILY REFLECTIONS: If you're looking for a quick, inspirational start to your day, FORMED's daily reflections are for you. Each day, a short message is delivered to your inbox, providing ideas and thoughts to consider throughout the day.
These recommendations only start to scratch the surface of all that's available on FORMED. You are sure to find something that's right for you. If you find something you love, please let us know! We may feature additional content in an upcoming newsletter.
"I've been so impressed with the quality of the content-it is really well done! I've enjoyed the content, as have my children. It has truly made deepening our faith lives so easy and fun." Michelle Kolb, parishioner
Issue: 21
November 26, 2018
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