Events

Upcoming events

 

Becoming Catholic Inquiry Sessions

Thursdays 7 - 8:30pm
June 22, July 13 and 27
St. Clare Room
Attend any or all sessions

Curious about the Catholic faith? Open to becoming a Catholic Christian? Want to grow in discipleship and in relationship with Jesus? Come and see!

  • Hear faith stories
  • Meet other inquirers
  • Ask questions
  • Learn about resources
  • No long-term commitment required
  • Invite a friend!

Before each session the church will be open from 6:30-7pm for those who’d like to participate in a self-guided tour. After each session, from 8:30-9pm you can stay and  “sample” a Catholic prayer, such as Lectio Divina, the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Limited childcare available on a first come basis. Reservations required one week in advance of session. For more information, contact Faye Akers at (515) 223-4577 or fakers@saintfrancischurch.org.

 

Praying the Mass

Thursday, Sept 19
7-9 pm
Sanctuary

Celebrate Eucharist with Fr. Ray McHenry and learn from Des Moines Diocese Director of Worship, Kim Mandelkow, about

  • the things we use in the Mass
  • the parts of the Mass
  • historical and scriptural background of the Mass
  • what we bring to the Mass through our full, conscious, and active participation.

Register here.

 

Past events
 

Church History: 30AD to Present

Three-week series on Church History offered during May 2017, with Jason Collins, M. A. Click here for an overview of the sessions. Click here to view photos from the sessions on our parish Facebook page.

 

Praying through the Mass

In Sept 2016, Fr. Ray McHenry and Kim Mandelkow, Director of Worship for the Diocese of Des Moines, celebrated the Feast of the Archangels with Eucharist and taught about the things we use in the Mass,the parts of the Mass, historical and scriptural background of the Mass and what we bring to the Mass through our full, conscious, and active participation.

View and print the handout.
View Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the video.

 

Grace, Love, and the Nitty-Gritty

In August 2016, Dr. Matt and Stacy Halbach shared their experiences of marriage and family life in light of Pope Francis' recent document, "The Joy of Love." Their witness highlighted the important role of grace, the need for mercy and forgiveness, and the joy that comes with embracing the messiness of marriage. 

View and print the presentation slides.
Watch Part 1 or Part 2 of the video.