Study Groups

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  • Pivotal Players* begins January 15, 9-11am, Serra Room, register here.


  • Lectio: Evangelization* begins January 16, 9:45-11:45am, Serra Room, register here.


  • Lenten Prayer Journey begins March 7, 6-7:30pm, Assisi Room, register here.


  • Lectio: Evangelization begins Jan 12, 7:30-9:30am, Room 5, register here.

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



Special Sessions

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.

Ascension - Groups of two or more can start a Bible study or faith formation program anywhere, anytime. Click here for program titles and to get started.

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.