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.


April 1- Path to Love

Study Opening the Word Year B: Easter Sunday
Watch – Brother Francis: He Is Risen!
Listen – The God Who Loves You
Read Love: A Fruit Always in Season


April 8

Study Lectio: Evangelization, Session 1 "Why Study Acts"
Watch – Divine Mercy 101
Listen – The Necessity of Divine Mercy
Read How to Be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint


April 15

Study Lectio: Evangelization, Session 2 "Clothed with Power"
Watch – The Passion of Bernadette
Listen – Saint Paul
Read Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?


April 22

Study Lectio: Evangelization, Session 3 "Proclaiming the Kerygma"
Watch – Pope John Paul II
Listen – The Case for Jesus
Read The Gospel of Mark, Ignatius Catholic Study Bible


April 29

Study Lectio: Evangelization, Session 4 "Signs and Wonders"
Watch – The War of the Vendée
Listen – Love Conquers All: Faith, Family, and the Early Church
Read Pope Francis: On the Family


May 6

Study Lectio: Evangelization, Session 5 "How Jesus Makes an Evangelist"
Watch – Jesus and His Church
Listen – True Worship
Read Peter: Keys to Following Jesus


May 13

Study Lectio: Evangelization, Session 6 "Sacraments and the Spirit"
Watch – Lost Gospels or False Gospels?
Listen – Feminine Genius
Read A Mother's Rule of Life


May 20

Study Lectio: Evangelization, Session 7 "Leadership in the Church"
Watch – Saint Rita of Cascia
Listen – No Price Too High: The Conversion of a Pentecostal Pastor and His Congregation
Read Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Discovering Catholicism