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 (vday@saintfrancischurch.org 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.
Please register by end of day Monday, March 25 to allow us time to purchase materials.

Register here

Tuesday Study

The Chosen:

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. Join us as we watch episodes from season one and discuss what it means to be Chosen.

  • Season Three meets: Tuesdays Feb 20, 27, Mar 5, 19, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 2024**
  • **Please note dates have been adjusted due to weather cancellations. Join us for any of the sessions.
  • 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Free will offering

Contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, hrohe@saintfrancischurch.org or 515-440-1030 with any questions.

Register for Season 3!

Wednesday Study

Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist: Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.

  • Wednesdays, April 3-May 1
  • 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Suggested donation $5

Register here!

Please contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, hrohe@saintfrancischurch.org or 515-440-1030 if you have questions.


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, hrohe@saintfrancischurch.org 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)


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