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.


June 24

Study Footprints of God, Peter: Keeper of the Keys
Watch – The Giant King
Listen – The Dead Sea Scrolls
Read Peter: Keys to Following Jesus


July 1

Study Footprints of God, Paul: Contending for the Faith
Watch – Paul of Tarsus
Listen – Truth and Life Audio Bible: Paul’s Letters
Read Freedom: Battle Strategies for Conquering Temptation


July 8 & 15

Study True Reformers, Session 1: Saint Thomas More
Watch – Saint Maria Goretti: Fourteen Flowers of Pardon
Listen – St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Lily of the Mohawks
Read Married Saints and Blesseds Through the Centuries


July 22 & 29

Study Beloved: Mystery and Meaning of Marriage
Watch The Suitcase
Listen – The Brown Scapular
Read – Pope Francis On the Family


August 5 & 12

Study St. Maximilian Kolbe
Watch – Life for Life
Listen – Living Life by Design, Not by Default
Read Catholic Street Evangelization: Stories of Conversion and Witness


August 19 & 26

Study Opening the Word: 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Watch Bakhita
Listen – Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
Read – Joan of Arc