Ideas to make the most of FORMED this Advent
FORMED Daily Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray
Help your parishioners grow closer to our Lord this Advent season with Dr. Gray as he leads you through the Mass readings every day during the Advent and Christmas season.
Use the flyer below or share this link to invite everyone to sign up to receive a daily email for free: daily.formed.org
Reflections on The True Meaning of Christmas with Dr. Michael Barber
Find the collection here.
Encourage your parishioners to watch this Christmas video series on FORMED by Dr. Michael Barber based on his book The True Meaning of Christmas (see book details below). Viewers will be delighted to learn more about the biblical accounts of Jesus’ birth and the meaning behind our favorite Christmas customs.
Download, print and share this PDF with your parishioners to spread the word:
Books for you to share with everyone in your parish!
Reach everyone who comes home this season by giving them a book to kick off Advent or as a special gift on Christmas day.
Visit CatholicMarket to preview and order these books in English and Spanish, for adults and children.
Give the gift of FORMED
Use these postcards to offer the gift of FORMED to your parishioners this year. Hand them out after Masses or mail them to everyone in your parish or school.
Use this Advent Postcard is an invitation for all parishioners to sign up for Advent Daily Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray. Each Daily Reflection is a short video that features Dr. Tim Gray commenting on the daily Mass readings, explaining the Scriptures, and providing viewers with concrete ideas on how to apply them to their life. Those who sign up receive a daily email as a reminder to view.
Share your parish’s FORMED subscription with all your parishioners this Advent! This postcard gives directions for parishioners to sign up on FORMED so that they can access and enjoy the many resources on FORMED.
MORE FORMED Advent Resources
We’ve created this list of additional FORMED Resources to share with your parishioners during Advent.
Brother Francis Daily Advent Videos for Children
Each day during Advent Brother Francis leads us on a daily journey in this special seasonal celebration of the coming of the Lord! Featuring meditations, prayers, and suggested activities to keep our focus on Christ this Christmas.
Look for the Advent strip on FORMED to view these each day. Videos are available in English and Spanish.
Click the links below to download Brother Francis Advent Coloring Pages that coincide with The Days of Advent daily videos.
Spanish Daily Advent Reflections for Children and Adults
Children will enjoy Brother Francis Advent videos each day during Advent.
Adults can access Spanish Advent Meditations daily from Fr. Luis Granados
This Advent season, enrich your daily prayer by walking with Fr. Luis Granados on a journey of renewal, to prepare your heart for the coming of Christ.
¿Cómo te estás preparando para la Navidad?
Este Tiempo de Adviento, enriquece tu oración diaria caminando con el P. Luis Granados en un viaje de renovación, para preparar tu corazón a la venida de Cristo.
Cada día de Adviento, el P. Luis Granados te ayudará a encontrar el verdadero significado de esta temporada y sus ricas tradiciones, así como también ofrecerá consejos prácticos y valiosas lecciones para que este Adviento lo vivas de manera especial.
Witness a Spiritual Renewal at your Parish this Advent with FORGIVEN!
Offer Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession at your parish this advent!
The season of Advent is a perfect time for spiritual renewal through encountering God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Offer Forgiven leading up to your parish reconciliation service!
Our free Forgiven Leader Guide gives a step-by-step tool kit to offer Forgiven as a parish retreat, a parish mission, or 3 week journey during Advent. Forgiven helps parishioners encounter God’s mercy in this most holy season. Available in English and Spanish!
- Access Forgiven on FORMED in English or Perdonado in Spanish
- Free Leader Guide and Study Guide PDFs, included.
- FORMED parishes save 60% on physical Study Guides, in English and Spanish. DVDs also available.
- Free Forgiven/Perdonado promotional materials including flyers, bulletin blurbs, pulpit pitches, business cards, and homily talking points!
About Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession: In this series, participants will discover the merciful way that God seeks us out when we have sinned and calls us back to himself. They will examine the sacrament from the perspective of both the priest and the penitent, and they will explore the scriptural foundation of the sacrament. This study will help them recognize the beauty of the Rite of Penance and the transformative power of the grace God offers us in this sacrament.