FORMED

St. Francis of Assisi Church is a partner in the exciting 24/7 on-line web-based digital formation series, FORMED, produced by the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press.

FORMED is designed to help adults grow in their faith at all levels – how we think, how we pray, and how we live. FORMED also includes a growing list of resources for children. Access is FREE to all St. Francis of Assisi Church parishioners and their families anywhere, anytime on computers, tablets, or phones.
 

How to Register
•    Go to Formed.org
•    Enter our Parish Code JGXN3K on the homepage
•    Create a personal account with your user name/email and password
•    Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place!

In the future, log in by going directly to Formed.org and entering your user name/email and password. If you have questions or need help, contact the Adult Faith Office at (515) 440-1030.

Opening the Word
Click here to view a weekly video reflection on Sunday Mass readings. Registration is not necessary to view this resource.

FORMED Topical Index
Click here to view Topical Index.
Click here to view Topical Index by Liturgical Year.

Recommendations for Fall

Below are links to Formed content recommended by St. Francis staff based on the Catholic liturgical year, saints and feast days. If you have not created an account on Formed.org, please register at Formed.org, enter our Parish Code JGXN3K, and create a personal account with your username/email and password. If you have already created an account for Formed.org, click the direct links below, login and view.

September 3

Study - Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 9, Catholic Social Teaching
Watch – Mother Teresa
Listen – Building Your Life on Rock
Read The Young People's Book of Saints

 

September 10

Study YDisciple Pro-Life Session 2: Unbound
Watch – Mary of Nazareth
Listen – Praying the Rosary Like Never Before
Read Mary: God’s Yes to Man

 

September 17

Study Opening the Word: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Watch – Saint Francis
Listen – Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows
Read The Kiss of Jesus: How Mother Teresa and the Saints Helped Me to Discover the Beauty of the Cross

 

September 24

Study Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 4: Penance and Anointing of the Sick
Watch – Padre Pio
Listen – Brother Francis: The Barefoot Saint of Assisi
Read Twenty Tales of Irish Saints

 

October 1

Study Living the Creed, Session 10: Catholic Social Teaching
Watch – Clare and Francis
Listen – St. Francis of Assisi
Read Angels (and Demons): What Do We Really Know About Them?

 

 

Summer Recommendations


June 11 & June 18

Audio – Pure Fatherhood
Book – Understanding “Our Father”
Movie – Hostia
Program – 33 Days to Morning Glory: Orientation and Introduction


June 25 & July 2

Audio – Truth & Life Bible: Pauls Letters
Book – Crossbows & Crucifixes
Movie – Paul of Tarsus
Program – 33 Days to Morning Glory: Week 1-St. Louis de Montfort

 

July 9 & July 16

Audio – St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Book – Mary in the Middle Ages
Movie – Saint Maria Goretti
Program – 33 Days to Morning Glory: Week 2-St. Maximillian Kolbe

 

July 23 & July 30

Audio – Discernment of Spirits
Book – The Little Oratory
Movie – The Way of St. James
Program – 33 Days to Morning Glory: Week 3-St. Teresa of Calcutta

 

Aug 6 & Aug 13

Audio – This Changes Everything
Book – Bible Stories for Little Children
Movie – Life for Life
Program – 33 Days to Morning Glory: Week 4-Pope St. John Paul II

 

August 20 & August 27

Audio – The Restless Flame
Book – Mary: The Church at the Source
Movie – Restless Heart
Program – 33 Days to Morning Glory: Final Five Days