Our parish has recently purchased a subscription to an online resource called Formed that is designed to help Catholics grow in their faith at all levels – what we know, how we pray, and how we live. To learn more about Formed watch this video.
We're having a parish-wide Lenten Learn using one of the video programs found at Formed.org called Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained. It goes through our basic Catholic beliefs as found in the creed. Each week will feature an episode that will answer questions such as:
Why did God make us?
Why did God send Jesus to die for our sins? Couldn't He have just forgiven us?
Why are Catholic Bibles different than Protestant Bibles?
Why do Catholics give so much attention to Mary and the saints?
What happens when we die?
Why do we need the Church? Can't we find our own path to God?
So, how can you participate in this Lenten Learn? Each week you can log on to the website, watch the designated video, and then talk about it with your family and friends. Or, you can gather with other parishioners weekly at church to watch and discuss the video beginning the week of March 8.
We hope you'll join us on this journey of discovery and celebration of our Catholic faith.
Watch at church: Come to one of the scheduled learning groups to watch and discuss the videos with other parishioners. Learning groups meet in the hall at the following times. No registration is needed; come each week to whichever session works for you!
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., March 8-May 17 (no session on April 12)
Sundays, 9-10:15 a.m., March 12-May 21 (no session on April 16)
Watch at home: First-time users need to register using our parish code. See instructions under Formed logo in the column to the right.
Registered users can click on the title below to watch each episode. Log in using your email and password.
Follow these instructions to access all of the video programs, movies, audio books and e-books on Formed.
First-time users: 1. Go to www.formed.org 2. Click on '"Register" on the right side, near the bottom 3. Enter our parish code: CZ8NWG Use all capital letters. 4. Fill in your name and address and create a password. Agree to the terms and conditions and click "Submit". 5. Formed.org will send you an email asking you to verify your email address. 6. Open the email from Formed.org and click on "Click here to verify". 7. You are now registered and logged in. You now have access to all of the resources on the website. Log in with your email and password anytime to learn more about our Catholic faith!