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Live and learn more about your faith and how to share it. There’s a vast assortment of great material available.
The Catholic Parishes of Penticton subscribes to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Best of all, this material is free to you because the Catholic Parishes of Penticton has paid for a parish-wide subscription!
So, whether you’re looking to learn more about our faith or you want to help others, FORMED is a great resource. Check it out!
God speaks to us in many ways, including through the Sunday Scripture readings. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way. Check out Loyola Press.
Bishop Robert Baron has developed a treasure chest of resources on his web site Word on Fire. On his site, Fr. Baron has short video segments addressing current issues and matters of faith that offer insight for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
Ascension Press’ mission is to present the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith as the path to a fulfilled life and authentic happiness. They share valuable resources, create powerful media, and build communities to answer the longings of the human heart with the transformative power of the Gospel.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, launched on August 15, 1981, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 global TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 300 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; one of the largest Catholic websites in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.
You can get the Daily Readings and a homily on their website.
EWTN also has a YouTube Channel that you can subscribe to. They even publish a video of Daily Mass.
ChurchPOP is a Christian culture brand that’s fun, informative, and inspirational. It is a part of the EWTN network.
Catholic News Agency, a service of EWTN News, provides reliable, free, up-to-the-minute news affecting the Universal Church, giving particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See, to any person with access to the internet.
The National Catholic Register, part of EWTN, provides a perspective on the news of the day as seen through the eyes of the Magisterium. We assist Catholics in engaging the culture with confidence in the saving and sanctifying Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Vatican News is the new information system of the Holy See. It began on June 27th 2015 with the publication of a Motu Proprio by Pope Francis which announced the creation of a new Dicastery of the Roman Curia: the Vatican Secretariat for Communication.
In addition to print news stories, Vatican News often broadcasts events from the Vatican through their media channels:
Catholic News Service is a leading agency for religious news. Their mission is to report fully, fairly and freely on the involvement of the church in the world today. CNS staff members and stringers are professional journalists who adhere to ethical practices and standards of the trade. Catholic News Service has a rich history of journalistic professionalism and is a leader in the world of Catholic and religious media.
You can visit the official web site of the Vatican – The Holy See.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada. It was founded in 1943 and officially recognized by the Holy See in 1948. After the Second Vatican Council (1962–65), it became part of a worldwide network of Episcopal Conferences, established in 1965, as an integral part of the life of the universal Church.
Catholic Answers (catholic.com) is an apostolate dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. We help good Catholics become better Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith.
If you prefer, Catholic Answers has a YouTube Channel with short video snippet that address all sorts of subjects related to the Catholic faith and moral issues.
The world Seen from Rome
ZENIT is an international, non-profit news agency staffed by a team of professionals and volunteers who are convinced that the extraordinary wisdom of the Pontiff and the Catholic Church can nourish hope, and assist all of humanity to find truth, justice and beauty.
Catholic-Link is a Catholic portal full of resources for the New Evangelization. You’ll find articles of interest as well as material (images, memes, cartoons, etc) that you can use to spread the Word through avenues like social media (e.g. Facebook). Happy evangelization!
The Catholic Stand recognizes that we live in a time when most nations are not nations that turn to God. We recognize that many of us may experience persecution in some form right now for living the truths the Church teaches. We are here to offer our stories, our encouragement, when we can, our instruction, our love, and our communion. If you desire to live the truths the Church teaches boldly, but are unsure sometimes what to do or say, we hope this website provides what you need.
Smartphone & Tablet Apps
This list of apps in no way intends to be exhaustive – only a starting point to help individuals get started using their phones and tablets as useful tools in growing and nourishing their own faith.
|Link to Apple App Store
|Link to Google Play Store
|App version of website. See description for website above.
|Free app from the Augustine Institute (same people bringing you FORMED). It’s audio only and includes content like prayers, reflections, meditation aids, daily readings, seasonal content, and sleep aids.
|Hallow is a Catholic prayer app that offers audio-guided meditation sessions to help us grow in our Christian faith & spiritual lives and find peace in God. Use for free or get more feature with a paid subscription.
|Free app. Content includes prayers, confession aids and other reference material, Daily Mass Readings, Order of Mass, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, Latin Mass, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy (on Rosary screen), Chaplet of St. Michael, Holy Wounds Chaplet, St Jude Chaplet, Stations of the Cross, Saint of the Day, Catechism of Catholic Church, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Daily Examination of Conscience, Daily Meditations. Podcasts of Daily Readings with read-along text and meditations.
Lots of content, but the user interface is lacking.
|The Holy Rosary that automatically selects the mysteries by day with beautiful illustrations that accompany prayer. In the application there are also The Divine Mercy Chaplet and the main Christian prayers.
|With Pureflix, you can stream exclusive faith and family originals, movies, TV shows, and more on your favourite devices. This is not a free service.
If you cannot get to Mass then how about tuning into VisionTV at 5:00am (everyday) and 9:00am (except Sunday). They broadcast Mass every day – setup your PVR and set it to keep a single recording so it’s always available when you need it!
Through the use modern media, National Catholic Broadcasting Council (NCBC), provides access to the Daily TV Mass and the National Catholic Mission, as a way for our community to stay near to the Church and our Catholic Faith. Their Masses are broadcast on VisionTV and are available online at https://dailytvmass.com/