I would like to tell you about a great resource for everyone in our parish. FORMED is an online video streaming service (like Netflix) for Catholics. It has many great movies, documentaries and apologetic videos about the faith. Or, if you like listening to information, it contains a number of audio recordings of talks about the faith. Or, even if you prefer reading on an e-reader it has a number of books as well. They are produced by Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Catholic Answers, Sophia Institute Press, St. Paul Center, and others. Every so often, I’m going to recommend something from this service because I really think the whole parish could benefit from it and I want to make sure it is being used well.
How to you use it? –
- First, go to https://formed.org
- Next, click on the “register” button. (Right side of the screen midway through the page.)
- Lastly, create an account using our parish code: ZJ7HV3 – Now, you are free to use all the resources in the site for as long as the parish has a subscription.
Is this free?
- The parish has a subscription that needs to be renewed every year. But for anyone signing up with the code, it is free. If you would like to see the parish continue to renew this subscription, please let me know how you enjoy using FORMED.
Is there an app?
- Yes, on IOS devices, there is an app. On android devices, you need to log in through a web browser. See the site for details.
Do you have any viewing recommendations?
- Yes, I really enjoyed “Three Secrets to Sharing the Faith.” It’s a great video on something I think we all struggle with. Also, people seem to like the Fatima and the John Paul II movies. Feel free to search around. I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like.
P.S. If you have any issues signing up, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org