St. Francis of Assisi Adult Faith offers gathered events, online learning, and other opportunities to grow in faith, including prayer, faith sharing, retreats and discernment sessions, learning and study groups, small group community building, and opportunities to inquire about the Catholic faith or Become Catholic.

Study Groups

Monday Study

Called & Gifted – A Catholic Spiritual Discernment Process

Monday evenings 6:30-8:30p
April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
St. Clare Room

The Called & GiftedDiscernment Process is designed to help discern the presence of charisms in our lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, all charisms ought to be exercised in the service of God (CCC, 2003).

Facilitated by Vivian Day and Tarra Richard

Cost $50 per participant for the Complete Resource Guide (includes shipping/handling, unlimited access to videos, 1x online inventory & 5-week facilitated workshop). If cost is a deterrent, please contact Vivian ( or 515-440-1030) for possible scholarship.
The workshop also recommends the Fruitful Discipleship book by Sherry Weddell ($15). You will have the option to order this book as part of the registration.
Registration closed Monday, March 25 to allow us time to purchase materials. Please reach out to Vivian Day at if you are interested in attending.

Tuesday Study

Young Adults Book Study – Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux

Join us for a 10-week study of Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux. This work conveys St Therese of Lisieux’s “Little Way” of spiritual childhood – her “elevator” to Heaven, as she called it. This method was approved by Pope Pius XI as a way for all to grow in holiness through unfailing confidence and childlike delight in God’s merciful love. Again and again in this book, St. Therese shows us how her “Little Way” of love and trust comes straight from Sacred Scripture.

  • Tuesdays beginning June 4, 2024
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Youth Room

*Participants can purchase the book from their favorite bookseller or find free online.

Register here!

Please contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, or 515-440-1030 if you have questions or to register.

Small Group & Individual Studies

Join an existing group!

There is a men’s study group that meets Sunday evenings and is open to new members. To be connected with a group member for more information, please contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, or 515-440-1030.

If you lead a small group that is open to new members, please let the Faith Formation office know and so we can connect you with interested parishioners.

Create your own small group or study on your own!

Adult Faith Formation has a variety of study materials available to checkout for individual and small group use.

  • How – Come to the Faith Formation Office to check out available DVDs and leader’s materials.
  • Where – You arrange for a location that works for you or your group – home, coffee shop, library, etc.
  • Cost – No cost for use of DVDs or leader’s materials. However, you must order and purchase participant materials from the publisher.

Contact Heather Rohe in the Faith Formation Office at: 515-440-1030 or stop in to check availability.

View or print the list of studies (PDF)

Visit Past Events to view videos, and resources from past events.