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.


Nov 18

Study ECHO Episode 28: Strengthen Your Family
Watch – What's What In The Church
Listen – Ode to Saint Cecilia
Read The Way of the Disciple
Kid’s Choice -- JoyToons, The Brother Francis Song Collection!


Nov 25

Study ECHO Episode 36: Jesus Taught Us to Pray
Watch – Luminous Mysteries
Listen – Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal And St. Catherine Labouré
Read Mystery of the Kingdom
Kid’s Choice -- The Suitcase


Dec 2

Study Anima: Crux
Watch – Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa
Listen – Prepare the Way of the King
Read More God, Less Guilt
Kid’s Choice -- Francis Xavier and the Samurai's Lost Treasure


Dec 9

Study Anima: Kenosis
Watch – Ready Reasons - Was the Immaculate Conception Necessary?
Listen – Come, Lord Jesus
Read Faith Basics: Understanding Catholic Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary
Kid’s Choice -- Twenty Tales of Irish Saints


Dec 16

Study Anima: Blaze
Watch – 1531
Listen – The True Meaning of Christmas
Read Christmas with Bernadette
Kid’s Choice -- Break-In at the Basilica


Dec 23

Study Symbolon Knowing the Faith, Session 4: The Story of Salvation
Watch – The Story of the Nativity
Listen – The Story of Christmas
Read God Sent His Son: A Contemporary Christology
Kid’s Choice -- Brother Francis: O Holy Night