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
•    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 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.


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, please register at, enter our Parish Code JGXN3K, and create a personal account with your username/email and password. If you have already created an account for, click the direct links below, login and view.


Feb 3

Study Echo Episode 5: I Believe in God
Watch – Saint John Bosco
Listen – A Scriptural Walk through the Mass
Read Awakening Love: An Ignatian Retreat with the Song of Songs
Kid’s Choice -- St. John Paul II and the Joy of Living


Feb 10

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E1 The Meaning of Liturgy
Watch – Lourdes: A Story of Faith, Science, and Miracles
Listen – Attack on Religious Liberty
Read Marriage 911
Kid’s Choice -- St. Bernadette of Lourdes


Feb 17

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E2 Intelligent Worship
Watch – Saint Peter
Listen – What's so Great about Being Catholic?
Read The Catholic Family Handbook
Kid’s Choice -- Secrets of Siena


Feb 24

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E3 The Role of the Parishioner
Watch – An Ordinary Martyr
Listen – Swimming Upstream
Read The Noonday Devil
Kid’s Choice -- St. Mother Teresa and the Love to Others