Family Flex Formation

Formation + Family Never End

The Challenge

Families already have it hard these days. We recognize that during this very difficult time parents and other care givers need to be supported in their role to educate and form their children in the faith of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World and Divine Healer. While at home, we are not disconnected from our faith communities or from God.

The Solution

This website is here to help families and individuals connect with the various resources available to them while at home. Please check back regularly as we update the resource lists on this site. All activities are optional and are provided as a public service to our families and anyone looking for a good place to start a spiritual conversation with their family.

At-Home Spiritual Enrichment 

There’s no distancing the Holy Spirit!

As schools and businesses close and people are asked to social distance or stay home it will be easy to grow anxious or lonely. Know that during this pandemic staying home is the absolute best thing you can do. As church services and spiritual programs are cancelled we can discover a renewed opportunity for prayer and spiritual enrichment.

Formed.org is a Catholic On-Demand Video platform that is completely free for members of Disciples Life Ministry. Click the button to learn more and sign up!

Check the Diocese of Erie homepage for updates on the shut-down and pastoral response. Resources are being updated online on a daily basis.

Go to YouTube and parish websites for live-streamed masses and other faith formation information.

Access resources from home that work for your family.

Mobile

Most, if not all, websites and app recommendations work on mobile devices like iPads, smart phones and other tablets. 

Rebuilt From the Inside Out

We are building an extensive list of resources that are brought to you by your local parishes so that you can stay connected to God and your faith in Jesus.

Extensive Demographic Outreach

We are providing resources for all ages and stages in the faith formation journey. Check back often.

We Rethought Everything

Complete Catholic At Home Resources

Prayers and Activities for Home

Here are a few suggestions for some at-home spiritual enrichment:

  • Try a new form of prayer: Click here to download a PDF on Ignatian prayer methods along with some scripture suggestions.
  • Pray with our new Beloved audio meditation or try one of our other audio meditations or Examens.
  • Sign on to our 5-Day Email Retreat: Receive daily guidance for prayer in your inbox as you learn about elements of Ignatian spirituality. Click here to register and the retreat will begin the next day.
  • Pray an Examen for Life during COVID-19 from Ignatian Solidarity Network.
  • Listen to the God In All Things podcast in your podcast app.
  • Register for our new online course on Ignatian discernment facilitated by Andy Otto. Dates and more information here.

Let us hold our world in prayer during this time. Stay safe.

Activities and ideas for you and your middle and high school teens

A reflection to start you off: Prayer: the Heart of the Matter

Plus lots more reflections and activities can be found in our Aspire magazine archive

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