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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


Mark: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Peter

In this engaging eighteen-week study, join Fr. Patrick Winslow, JCL, and Michael Pakaluk, PhD, as they examine this compelling introduction to the Christ. See Jesus through the eyes of Peter. Experience him first as a “worker of mighty deeds” who expels demons and heals the sick, who teaches that the Kingdom of God has arrived in power. And learn with Peter why it was necessary for the Christ to suffer.

  • Wednesdays, September 8-February 2
  • 9:45-11:45a.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Suggested donation $45 for materials

Please contact the Faith Formation Office to register, 515-440-1030.


You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth

Every one of us is made in the image and likeness of God. We are unique, we are worthy of love, and we are called to greatness.

In this world, though, it can be easy to be distracted from that truth and begin to doubt God’s love is real. It’s easy to focus on the ways we fall short of worldly perfection and to forget that we are already made perfect. We are already enough. God has made each of us for a unique purpose, and he calls each of us to know him in unique ways.

In a world where everything feels fleeting and temporary, we are made for everlasting life; we are meant to experience God’s abiding love. In You Are Enough, Danielle Bean uses the timeless tales of the women of the Bible to clarify that truth for modern Catholic women.

  • Tuesdays, Sept 14-Dec 7
  • 9-11am
  • Serra Room
  • Copies of the book will be available at the first session for a suggested donation of $15. It is also available as an audio book or ebook from Ascension Press or Amazon.

Register here

Small Group & Individual Studies

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)


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