Advent and Christmas Resources

Guide to using FORMED this Advent

Check out these ways you can implement FORMED in your parish this Advent season!

 

FORMED Daily: Advent Bulletin Inserts

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Facebook Live Recording: Advent

Join Lindsey and Aimee as they review how to use FORMED in your parish this Advent season!

Liturgical Calendar

December Liturgical Recommendations PDF

Download the FORMED Monthly Recommendations and post on your website, share with your parishioners via email, or print and include as a bulletin insert!

November Liturgical Recommendations PDF

Download the FORMED Monthly Recommendations and post on your website, share with your parishioners via email, or print and include as a bulletin insert!

Complete Liturgical Calendar

See all the FORMED content that you could feature for the whole month of December.

Promote the New and Improved FORMED

Promotional Flyer

Share this promotional flyer for the new and improved FORMED with your parishioners via email, or print and include as a bulletin insert!

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Promotional Video

Feel free to embed this FORMED promotional video on your parish organization’s web pages.

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Promotional Video Flyer

Instructional pdf on how to use the FORMED promotional video.

General Resources

FORMED Daily Flyer

Share this FORMED Daily flyer to get your parishioners in the habit of going to FORMED each day and enjoying its great content.

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FORMED Promotional Flyer

Share this general FORMED promotional flyer to get your parishioners excited about FORMED.

Family Movie Night (English)

Let your parishioners know about all the incredible movie offerings for adults and kids on FORMED with this bulletin flyer.

Family Flyer (English)

From kids movies and programming to resources to help parents strengthen their families and pass on the faith, this flyer will give your parishioners a taste of the great content on FORMED they can enjoy to support their families.

Noche de película en familia (Spanish Family Movie Night)

Comparte en tu parroquia este flyer, acerca del increíble contenido de películas en español que tiene FORMED para toda la familia (adultos, jóvenes y niños).

Flyer Familiar (Spanish Family Flyer)

En FORMED encontrarás el mejor recurso católico como: programas de estudio bíblico, películas infantiles, audios y libros inspiracionales, que ayudarán a tu familia e hijos a acoger la belleza y maravillas de la fe católica.

Pick of the Week

The Story of the Nativity

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Pulpit Announcement:
Join top scholars, inspirational speakers, and popular authors as they explain the story behind the story of the birth of Jesus in the film “The Story of the Nativity” on formed.org. This fast-paced, thought-provoking look at the true story of the Nativity clarifies widespread misunderstandings of Jesus’ origin. 

 
Merry Christmas!

Prepare the Way of the King by Dr. Scott Hahn

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Pulpit Announcement:
Join Dr. Scott Hahn in preparation for Advent by listening to Prepare the Way of the King on formed.org. This talk by Dr. Hahn invites us to journey deeper and further into the season in order to truly be prepared for the coming of Christ. 

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message

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Pulpit Announcement:
This Thursday, December 12, we celebrate the miraculous apparation of Our Lady of Guadalupe to San Juan Diego. Join us in watching Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message on formed.org. This riveting film, narrated by Jim Caviezel, explores both the inexplicable mysteries behind the image, and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world.

Lectio Mary: Episode 1, The New Eve

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Pulpit Announcement:
Today marks the first day of the holy Advent season. We invite you to join us on a journey through Advent with Mary. Each week, we will be diving into an episode of Lectio: Mary with Dr. Brant Pitre. This week’s episode is about the new fulfilling the old. As Jesus is the New Adam, Mary is the New Eve.

Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Who is Jesus?

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With the Solemnity of Christ the King this week, we have the opportunity to contemplate the dichotomy of Jesus as both fully human and fully divine.
Interested in deeping your understanding of the identity of Jesus Christ? Go to formed.org and watch Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Episode 5 – Who is Jesus.

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor

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Pulpit Announcement: Giuseppe Moscati, “the holy physician of Naples,” as a medical doctor and layman in the early twentieth century who came from an aristocratic family and devoted his medical career to serving the poor.

Go to formed.org and watch St. Giuseppe Moscati.

Pick of the Week Archives

Downloads for November 10

Mary: The Indispensable Mother of God

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Pulpit Announcement: Tim Staples explains the incredible impact that the Church’s understanding of Mary has on our spiritual lives, and the profound way that Marian doctrines and dogmas safeguard what we believe about her Son.

Go to formed.org and listen to Mary: The Indispensable Mother of God.

Downloads for November 3

True Reformers, Episode 4: Saint Charles Borromeo

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Pulpit Announcement: As the nephew of Pope Pius IV, Saint Charles Borromeo was one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in Rome. Yet he chose the extraordinary challenge of reform, and willingly spent himself in the service of his flock.

Go to formed.org and watch True Reformers, episode 4: Saint Charles Borromeo.

Downloads for October 27

The Crisis of Happiness: Hurting, Addicting, and Healing

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Pulpit Announcement: Addictions and distractions are used to manage pain—but in the process, end up damaging our brains, our relationships, and our ability to find lasting happiness. In this Lighthouse Talk learn about scientific evidence and practical advice for overcoming wounds and finding healing.

Go to formed.org and listen to The Crisis of Happiness: Hurting, Addicting, and Healing.

Downloads for October 20

Pope John Paul II

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Pulpit Announcement: This epic film follows Karol Wojtyla’s journey from his youth in Poland through his late days on the Chair of St. Peter.

Go to formed.org and watch Pope John Paul II.

Downloads for October 13

True Reformers, Episode 5: Teresa of Avila

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Pulpit Announcement: As a complacent Carmelite, Teresa of Avila was an unlikely choice for a reformer. But after having her eyes opened, she began living totally for God and brought major change to her order.

Go to formed.org and watch True Reformers, episode 5: Saint Teresa of Avila.

Downloads for October 6

Divine Mercy, episode 6: Fatima

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Pulpit Announcement: Discover the historical significance of the apparitions at Fatima with Father Michael Gaitley.

Go to formed.org and watch to Divine Mercy episode 6: Fatima

Downloads for September 29

Brother Francis: The Barefoot Saint of Assisi

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Pulpit Announcement: Think you know the real Saint Francis? You’re in for a surprise with this exciting audio drama.

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Downloads for September 22

Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Episode 3

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Pulpit Announcement: Is the Bible more than just a collection of ancient writings, more than simply an important historical document to be appreciated but ultimately dismissed?

Go to formed.org and watch Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Episode 3.

Downloads for September 15

Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows

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Pulpit Announcement: Kimberly Hahn, wife of Dr. Scott Hahn, shares how she came to know and love Mary as an example of drawing closer to Christ through suffering..

Go to formed.org and listen to Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows.

Kids & Spanish Recommendations

Kids Korner – December

Recomendaciones del Mes – Diciembre

Parish-Wide Studies

Symbolon

Symbolon (Spanish)

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