As mentioned above, there will be two special training events on June 11th led by representatives of the Augustine Institute on how to successfully promote and implement FORMED in your parish. New content is being added all of the time and the workshop will address innovative ways to make the most of your FORMED experience. Please plan to attend and send 2-4 representatives from your parish (it is best if one representative is your pastor):
All parishes are encouraged to send at least 2 people to learn more about Formed for your parish even if you aren't certain that your parish will sign up for the subscription. There is no cost to attend the training!
Click here to register for the June 11 training in English or Spanish.
FORMED is a revolutionary online platform that provides access to the best Catholic audio talks, movies, e-books, and video based studies from trusted providers like the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Catholic Answers, the Knights of Columbus, St. Paul Center, Sophia Press and more!
FORMED On Demand is a subscription service offering access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and eBooks.
FORMED offers great digital media from over 40 of the best Catholic content producers including the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, the USCCB, Catholic Answers, EWTN, St. Paul Center, Marian Press, Sophia Press, Knights of Columbus, FOCUS, and many more. Using FORMED is an excellent way for all of us to learn, and be inspired to share our faith with others as missionary disciples.
Diocese of Dallas FORMED partnership flyer
In order to get a subsidized subscription to FORMED (save $1,000), a short application will need to be completed. Here is the link to access it: FORMED Grant Application. In order to be approved for the grant, we recommend that your parish send your pastor, and 2 - 3 additional people to attend a special FORMED training event on June 11th (a minimum of 2 people from the parish MUST attend the training event on June 11th for the parish to receive the grant). There will be a session in English during the day and Spanish during the evening. Once the grant application is submitted and approved, a special coupon code will be sent via email with details on how to sign up for your free FORMED subscription.
Together with your pastor create a FORMED team. In addition to yourself and the pastor, invite other priests, deacons, those on your parish staff and key lay leaders to join you in rolling out FORMED in the parish.
Whom to invite? First, identify a person who can act as a technical administrator in setting up and maintaining your parish FORMED website. To assess who might be your technical administrator, it should be someone who knows how to purchase something online, who has viewed a video online, and/or who has used a social media platform such as Facebook or Twitter.
In addition, please consider any priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers, the school principal, parish catechetical leader, youth or young adult ministers, pastoral staff members and key lay leaders who may use the resource for faith formation, religious education, evangelization, stewardship, marriage preparation, RCIA, youth ministry, young adult ministry or social justice programs.
Please contact Kevin Prevou, Associate Director of Adult Faith Formation, at (214) 379-2848 or
Associate Director, Adult Faith Formation