Dear Parishioners and friends of Ascension,
In an address to a general audience on May 22, 2013, Pope Francis stated, “Evangelizing is the Church’s mission. It is not the mission of only a few, but it is mine, yours and ours…we must all be evangelizers, especially with our life!”
In order to be effective evangelizers, we must continually grow in knowledge of our faith. Our parish faith formation programs are wonderful, but cannot always reach everyone at all times. That is why we are offering you, our parishioners and friends, an opportunity to access an innovative online platform called FORMED. FORMED is a compilation of top-quality faith formation resources; e-books, audio presentations, movies and study programs available to you and your family for FREE. Thanks to the Archdiocese of New York, we have been given a one-year subscription to FORMED at no expense. But we have to use it!
Simply access FORMED.org through any device that can connect to the Internet. You can then register yourself by pressing, “Register, (sign up free using your parish code)”. Our parish code is VNXQ7X. Input your name, email and snail mail addresses and choose a password, review and accept the terms and conditions. You will then receive a verification email, open and click “Verify” – you will automatically be connected to the site (you can also access the site by entering your user name and password). FORMED offers a vast array of Catholic resources, both entertaining and educational. Some favorites are “Symbolon”, “Finding True Happiness”, or “Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?” Open the “Word” to prepare yourself, your family and/or friends for the upcoming Sunday mass. There are also Spanish language audio programs and e-books, and more programs are being added daily.
I believe that FORMED will be an invaluable resource to deepen and strengthen our Catholic faith and prepare us with the knowledge and confidence to contribute to our Church’s evangelization mission. If you have any questions on the program, or need help gaining access, contact Robin Klueber at 212-749-5938 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Discover hundreds of Catholic video programs, movies, audios and e-books
Sign up free using Ascension's parish code: VNXQ7X