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


Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom

Acts is the story of how a few Christians empowered by the Holy Spirit were chosen to bring Christ and the Good News to the ends of the earth. They faced secular forces, internal strife, and hostile crowds, and despite all this, they brought the kingdom of God to a broken world and the love of God to the hearts of men.

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom will help you to see your place in the Church as a disciple of Christ.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 19 – Sep 6
  • 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
  • St. Clare Room
  • Suggested donation $40 for material

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

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come

Perhaps no book of the Bible fascinates people more than Revelation. Yet relatively few people have studied it, especially from a Catholic perspective. Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an intriguing eleven-session study program that shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. In this study, presenter Jeff Cavins pulls back the veil on the rich symbolism present in Revelation. Discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean and see how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the “end times.” Explore the Church’s teaching on the second coming of Christ and the Last Judgment. Understand how God, the Divine Bridegroom, and the Church, his spotless bride, enter into a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage every time we celebrate Mass.

  • Tuesdays, Sep 13 – Dec 6
  • 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
  • St. Clare Room

Registration coming in July!

The Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life

The Theology of the Body study scheduled to begin June 1 has been cancelled. We hope to offer it again at some time in the future.

Contact the Faith Formation at: 515-440-1030, for more information.

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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