Education & Formation

Formed: The Augustine Institute is providing parishes complimentary access to FORMED during these challenging times so that growth in your faith can happen from the comfort of your home.  FORMED offers a ton of resources for kids, adults, families, including catechetical programs, TV shows, movies, (and currently live daily Bible studies as well!). To learn more, including how to register for an account, please visit www.formed.org.

University of Dayton: The Diocese of Saginaw has a partnership with the University of Dayton which allows residents of our diocese to take online classes about the Catholic Faith at a significant discount – usually only $50 per course or $40 per seminar. Please take a moment to explore the offerings of the University of Dayton's Virtual Learning Community. Be sure to choose "Diocese of Saginaw" so that you gain access to the discounted prices.

Ignatius Press - Faith and Life Series: Catholic Faith Technologies (My Catholic Faith Delievered) and Ignatius Press offer free Online Faith Formation during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  FREE Faith and Life course for those students soon celebrating Confrmation, First Communion, or enrolled in on-site religious education.  Free licensing available through June 2020.  To enroll go to: http://faithformation.zohosites.com 
Questions: info@catholicfaithtech.com

National Catholic Partnership on Disability: NCPD offers a number of resources during this time, ranging from Mental Health Resources to Online Faith Formation Resources and Activities.  Check them out at: https://ncpd.org/covid-19-resources

Project YM Live: A weekly live broadcast your youth minister can invite teens to participate in.  We're bringing in some of the biggest speakers in the Catholic World and some amazing musicians to make it a high caliber event - plus interactive screen games and live chat.  Check it out here: ProjectYMLive.com 

Ascension Press: Their mission is to present the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith as the path to a fulfilled life and authentic happiness. Ascension Press share valuables resources, creates powerful media, and build communities to answer the longings of the human heart with the transformative power of the Gospel. Studies are available for children, teens, and adults. Visit: Ascensionpress.com

Our Sunday Visitor: Our Sunday Visitor has an entire site for families to go with their Alive in Christ Curriculum.  If you are using this curriculum at your parish you can visit this site for home session plans, adult learning and more.  Visit: https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family

More resources:

For Your Marriage - Family Life in a Pandemic 

Magnificat: Free subscription of spiritual reading and daily Mass readings 
 
Word on Fire: Videos and articles by Bishop Robert Barron, including content on the coronavirus
Videos
Articles
 
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry:  COVID-19 Resources
 
National Federation for Catholic Youth MinistryFree webinars
 
Fr. Robert Spitzer’s Magis Center:  Free online classes and webinars on Faith and Science
 

Spanish Language Resources

Magnificat in Spanish:  Free subscription of spiritual reading and daily Mass readings
 
Cuidad Redonda:  Daily readings and other Catholic resources in Spanish
 
Loyola Press:  Daily 3-minute retreat in Spanish
 
Spanish-language articles, videos, and other resources for married couples:
Por Tu Matrimonio  
Casa para tu Fe Católica (Fray Nelson)