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Adult Faith Formation Office | FORMED Subscriptions

We are pleased to announce that the Archdiocese of New York has once again entered into an agreement with the Augustine Institute to assist all parishes in the Archdiocese with the renewal or adoption of a FORMED subscription. About 199 parishes are currently subscribed with over 40,000 people of the Archdiocese using this service. We hope to spread this ministry even more! This year’s campaign begins now and runs through November 15, 2022.  In addition to a 10% discount from the Augustine Institute, the Archdiocese will be contributing $1200 to each participating parish.  This is a total savings to your parish of $1400. You will pay just $599, equating to a mere $50 a month! Nowhere else can you find such value for access to so many quality Catholic resources for use in Sacramental Prep, Bible Studies, Faith Formation, Youth Ministry and more. By participating in a coaching session, each parish can also receive a free FORMED banner kit for promoting FORMED at the parish.  

For those who are not familiar: A parish FORMED Subscription, created and powered by the Augustine Institute, includes 24/7 access to FORMED for all people within the parish boundaries, including:  

  • Streaming of video-based study programs that provide real solutions for your adult faith formation groups, RCIA, sacramental preparation, Bible studies, youth ministry, Marian devotion, and more.  
  • Streaming of full-length feature films, audio talks, audio books and dramas and programs, plus downloading of e-books, designed to ensure that your parishioners can enrich their faith throughout the week.  
  • Online access to promotional resources and trailer videos. (Printing is not included.)  
  • Pathways for parish leaders that can be used to guide them in getting the most from FORMED in their area of ministry. 
  • Live coaching from expert evangelization team members at the Augustine Institute. 
  • The ability to download content for offline use.  
  • Ongoing technical and implementation support from the FORMED ParishCare customer service team. 

FORMED Revitalization Webinar 

If you missed the FORMED training webinar that took place on Thursday, November 3rd, here is the link to watch the recording:

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Catholic New York | Thank You

Family Life Office | Save the Dates Calendar

On behalf of the Office of Family Life, I am very happy to send you the official Office of Family Life Calendar for November 2022 through June 2023. As you can see, we have a variety of offerings for you, your parish leadership, and your parishioners. The staff of the Office is presently preparing for these events with the purpose of reaching out and providing the resources necessary to advance family life in all its fullness. We want to be of service to your and your parish(es) in any way possible. Certainly, aware of the parishes working together in one way or another, we recognize the need for collaboration at all levels and want to work with you to meet the needs of the families in your community.   

Hispanic Ministry | Events Calendar

Download Events Calendar here

Office of the Vicar General | Curia Reports

Office of the Vicar General | National Collection Calendar

On the reverse of this memo is the 2023 National Collection Chart for use in the parishes throughout the archdiocese. Share this message with your secretary or bookkeeper and enter the dates into the parish calendar. We Share and envelope companies have already been notified. You may wish to give your parishioners another reminder of the importance of online donations to maintain their offertory and provide assistance to them on how to register for WeShare.

Office of the Vicar General | Order of Penance 

St. Joseph’s Seminary | Theology Degree and Certificate Programs 

This spring, join St. Joseph’s Seminary for online and in-person degree and certificate

Contact Admissions Now

914-367-8280 or [email protected]

The Sheen Center | Celebrating the Season Programming

The Sheen Center encourages all parishioners to visit for our incredible offerings this holiday season!  Between thanksgiving and Christmas there are family friendly performances, thought provoking conversations and our Spectacular Christmas show, Celebrating the Reason. 

Please join us!