This Week on FORMED (Nov. 28):

Discover what's on FORMED to accompany you during the weekly liturgical calendar.  Join Taylor and Ben each week as they walk you through amazing content on FORMED!  This Week they share content for the Advent season.  Check it out!

Highlight of the Week:   

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This week join Fr. John Burns as he journeys deeper into the theme for week one: watchfulness.  You can watch it at

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Reflection Question:
This weeks theme is WATCHFULNESS.  Being watchful means noticing and being alert to live in the present moment so we can recognize the Lord when he appears in our lives.   Where have you seen Christ at work this week? 

Heavenly Father, give us hearts that are ever watchful for your Son's arrival.  May we be prepared to welcome him into every aspect of our lives, constantly aware of his nearness, and eager to grow into closer union with Him.  Amen.  

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