Address 7075 Ashworth Road West Des Moines, IA 50266 Get Directions Phone 515-223-4577

Adult Faith

St. Francis of Assisi Adult Faith offers gathered events, online learning, and other opportunities to grow in faith, including prayer, faith sharing, retreats and discernment sessions, learning and study groups, small group community building, and opportunities to inquire about the Catholic faith or Become Catholic.

Adults who would like to develop a personal plan for ongoing faith formation, can meet with faith formation staff to complete a faith formation map based on the six tasks of catechesis, as outlined in the National Directory for Catechesis. Click here to view and print a sample Faith Formation Map (Catholic version).

For more information, click on a link below or contact Faye Akers at or Heather Rohe at or call (515) 223-4577.



  • Adoration. Quiet prayer time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Rosary. Learn and pray with others.
  • Magnificat. Pray with the daily readings and reflections.

Share Your Faith

Retreat & Discern



Build Community

Become Catholic

  • Becoming Catholic. For adults inquiring about the faith or considering joining the Catholic Church. Based on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Parish Mission 2016