Study Groups

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  • GriefShare, Feb 12-Mar 19, 10-noon, St. Clare Room, register here. Suggested donation for materials $25.


  • The Wild Goose*, Jan 9-Apr 17, 9-11am, Serra Room, register here.
  • Called & Gifted*, Apr 24-May 22, 9-11:30AM, Serra Room, register here.


  • Philippians*, Mar 21-April 25, 9:45-11:45 am, Serra Room, register here.


*Limited childcare available. Child registration required one week prior to start of study.



Special Sessions

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Easing Into Prayer

May 31, June, 7, 14, 21, 28
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Assisi Room
Register here

Join a five-week prayer experience based on the book, "Armchair Mystic," by Mark Thibodeaux, S.J. Fr. Thibodeaux incorporates many forms of prayer, meditation and reflection to take us through stages of maturing in prayer. Exercises offer opportunities to grow deeper in your relationship with God. Participants commit to daily prayer and meeting as a group.

Easing Into Prayer is a prayer experience offered through the ministries of Emmaus House and hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Suggested donation for materials $30. Limited to 13 participants. Participants will need to purchase the book, "Armchair Mystic," available online at Amazon. Limited childcare with child registration at this link by May 24.


Natural Family Planning

Click here to search and register for class times.

Contact: Kerry & Renee McGuire, rjlmcguire@gmail.com or (515) 278-1623.



Online Studies

FORMED - The Catholic Faith on demand
Formed.org - Digital faith formation on demand for all ages. Catholic videos, audio books, e-books and study programs. To access, go to Formed.org, and create an account using our St. Francis of Assisi parish code: JGXN3K.

10 Gifts of the Catholic Faith - Video-based sessions available online. From the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Click here to view and print discussion materials. 

Elements of the Mass - Video episodes to help you know and love the liturgy more. From Liturgicalinstitute.org. Click here to view videos and subscribe. 


Faith Journey logo Faith Journey -- The Catechetical Institute 

The mission of Faith Journey -- The Catechetical Institute, sponsored by the Diocese of Des Moines, is to further students' spiritual formation and deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith. The heart of the curriculum is based on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and provides a systematic presentation of the Catholic faith. Click here to view a video featuring people who have previously participated in this program.

Information and registration for Faith Journey -- The Catechetical Institute, a formal two-year program for adults, is available at this link. For more information, contact John Huynh at jhuynh@dmdiocese.org or (515) 237-5006.