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.
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.
- Tuesdays: March 28, April 4, April 18, May 2 & May 9
- 9 – 11 a.m.
- Serra Room
- Suggested donation $5
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
The Mass is nothing short of amazing. Through it, we encounter God in the most intimate way possible as we hear him speak to us in the Liturgy of the Word and as we receive him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist.
The words, the gestures, and the rituals of the Mass are rich in meaning. Everything we say and do in the Liturgy is steeped in biblical language. A Biblical Walk Through the Mass explores the extraordinary biblical roots of the Liturgy and reveals what it all means and why it all matters. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.
- Wednesdays, Mar 22- Apr 26
- 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
- Serra Room
- Suggested donation $30
- Please register by March 8 to allow time for materials order
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. They will be starting the study of Matthew in August 2022. To be connected with a group member for more information, please contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, email@example.com 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.