FORMED for the Diocese of Dallas

 

We are excited to announce that Catechetical Services is partnering with the Augustine Institute to promote Formed On Demand!

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.

All parishes in the Diocese of Dallas have FREE trial access to FORMED until 6/14/19. Simply go to www.formed.org. Enter email: dallas@formed.org. Enter password: "formed19!" In purchasing a subscription to FORMED, the parish can save $1,000 of the subscription price because of a special grant provided to the diocese. (Parishes with existing subscriptions will also be eligible for this savings.)

Diocese of Dallas FORMED partnership flyer


Free Trial Access 

You and your staff can take FORMED for a free “test drive” this Easter season through June 14th.

  • Go to www.formed.org. Click login.
  • Enter email: dallas@formed.org
  • Enter password: formed19!

This will provide you full access to the content and resources on FORMED. Please contact if you have any questions about accessing this free trial.

Informational Webinars 

There will be two informational webinars on May 2nd  English at 10:30 am Central, providing a tour of FORMED content and resources. Simply click on the following link to register to participate in the free webinar: FORMED Webinar Registration Link. (The webinar will be recorded in case you aren’t able to participate “live”.) A webinar will be conducted in Spanish on May 2nd  at 2:00 PM Central. FORMED Webinar Registration Link Spanish

 If you would prefer to schedule a one on one review of FORMED with a FORMED expert from the Augustine Institute, you may do so HERE.  

Grant Application 

In order to get a subsidized subscription to FORMED, 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.

FORMED Training Workshop 

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):

  • English Session: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM at St. Ann 180 Samuel Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
  • Spanish Session: 6:30 PM – 9 PM at St. Ann 180 Samuel Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019

Evaluate FORMED over the next 45 days!  Give the sign in information to your entire parish so they can test drive it for you.  Ask for feedback from parishioners.

  • Go to www.formed.org. Click login.
  • Enter email: dallas@formed.org
  • Enter password: formed19!

Create a FORMED team! 

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.

Already have a FORMED Subscription? 

You will also be able to opt-in to the grant for $1000 savings in 2019.  Send at least 2 people to the June 11 FORMED training workshop and you will be given instructions on how to opt-in at your renewal time during 2019. Contact Kevin Prevou at (214) 379-2848 or with any questions.

For More Information

Please contact Kevin Prevou, Associate Director of Adult Faith Formation, at (214) 379-2848 or
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