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.


May 27

Study The Footprints of God: Elijah and Elisha
Watch – The Three Secrets to Sharing the Faith
Listen – Science, the Origin of the Universe, and God
Read The Gospel of Mark: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible


June 3

Study Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist
Watch – The Eucharist for Little Children
Listen – The Body and Blood of Christ
Read Sacraments in Scripture


June 10

Study Made for Freedom
Watch – Finding St. Anthony
Listen – The Incredible Mind of G.K. Chesterton
Read Manalive: A Comic Novel about Murder, Bigamy, Burglary, Insanity, and Truth, Beauty, and the Goodness of Life


June 17

Study Footprints of God: Apostolic Fathers
Watch – Faith of Our Fathers
Listen – Pure Fatherhood
Read The Father of the Family


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