THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT. ALL IN ONE PLACE.
We are excited to announce that HNOJ has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks. And you’ll find presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healey, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron and a lot more. Think of it as "Catholic Netflix." It truly is the Catholic faith - on demand.
Here’s how easy it is to get FORMED:
Go to www.FORMED.org. You should see the registration box for parishioners. Type in the parish code: f7b246 (which is case sensitive). Then set up a username and a password. Now you are all set to use all the great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in.
Website: www.formed.org Parish Code: f7b246
With so many great choices it can be hard to know where to start. We have a couple of suggestions for you below. Begin with these or start watching, listening, or reading whatever interests you.
- Symbolon - Hosted by Dr. Ed Sri, this great series teaches the basics from the Creed. Watching the first episode is a great introduction to the series and what we profess as Catholics.
- Opening the Word - short videos with reflections on the Sunday readings. Great background on the gospel and more. Perfect preparation for Sunday Mass.
Audios - Catholic Lighthouse Media Talks
- The Lamb's Supper - Dr. Scott Hahn. See the Mass with new eyes and pray like never before during liturgy after listening to Dr. Hahn's scriptural review of the meaning of the Mass.
Sacraments in Scripture - Tim Gray. Ever wondered where in scripture you can find our seven sacraments? Ever been asked, "where in the Bible" the sacraments are found? Then this short, engaging read by Dr. Tim Gray is for you.
If you have any trouble logging in or any other questions, please contact Chris Kostelc via email or 763-745-3489.
Lent 2018 Suggested Materials
A Lent to Remember explores the ways God reaches out to each of us with his mercy. Through Christ’s suffering on the cross in the Paschal Mystery and his perpetual reception of his people in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God makes his love, his very self, present to us in the world. By reflecting on the Paschal Mystery and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite of Confession, A Lent to Remember communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love this Lent. This video study is just 4 sessions with a bonus session about how to guide children in receiving mercy this Lent. Study Guides for personal or group settings can be found on each page of the study.
What do we mean when we say “God loves me”? How do we have a “personal relationship” with God? Find out in Jesus the Bridegroom by Dr. Brant Pitre. Dr. Brant Pitre is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who regularly lectures throughout the country. In this stunning talk, Dr. Pitre applies his knowledge of the Jewish roots of Christianity to the very heart of the Gospel: the love of Christ. You will learn what it really means to have a “personal relationship” with Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, and Bridegroom. Listen for free at https://formed.org/listen/589b529f6b6c9c1805d86aca
Jennifer Fulwiler recounts in beautiful book how she passionately sought happiness and accidentally found it. Jennifer is a wonderful storyteller and a down-to-earth mother of six. If you are looking for happiness, Something Other than God might just be your book this Lent. A full introduction to the book can be found in the link below. Read it for free on FORMED at https://formed.org/read/57acb507964274181a138838
Fire Within is the fruit of Fr. Dubay's many years of study and experience in spiritual direction. He synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church on prayer—St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila—and the teaching of Sacred Scripture. Here is an outstanding book on prayer and the spiritual life written by one of the best spiritual directors and retreat masters of our time, and based on the writings of the Church's two greatest mystical doctors. Read it for free on FORMED at https://formed.org/read/59a83ac6a9cd51b80d60bfd6