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


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
  • Suggested donation $30

Register here!

Metanoia: A Journey with Christ Into Conversion

METANOIA – and believe in the Gospel. In the Gospel of Mark, the first words of Jesus are an invitation to metanoia, to repent, to change, to be converted.

This 10-part series featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University and founder of The Ministry of the Wild Goose, leads us on a journey with Christ into conversion. With preaching from Fr. Dave as well as personal testimonies from men and women, young and old, religious and lay, their stories will inspire you to seek to encounter Jesus and the new life he is constantly inviting us to.

  • Tuesdays, Sep 13- Nov 22
  • 9 a.m. – 11a.m.
  • Serra Room

*We will be using the free downloadable study guide. If you prefer to have the bound guide with space to journal, you can purchase it at this link. Please stop by the Faith Formation office if you would like to preview a copy before ordering.

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Open Your Heart Bible Study Series for Young Adult Women

God’s love for us is relentless, and He calls us to a life of purpose. As we lean into Him, we’ll learn that nothing in our lives is wasted. When we discover who we are in Christ, it makes all the difference in the world. Opening Your Heart Young Adult Series is a 3-part study that meets young women where they are and points them to a life of freedom in Christ. Each 6-week study (Beloved, Unshaken, and Steadfast) consists of lessons based on Scripture readings, reflections and intentional prayer time, saint stories, space to set personal resolutions and goals, illustrated Bible verses for personal memorization, and space for weekly prayer intentions.

Part I, Beloved invites you to lay a strong foundation for your true identity as a beloved daughter of God. Begins Oct 11.

Part II, Unshaken invites you to fill your spiritual toolbox with exactly what you need to grow stronger in your faith. Begins Dec 6.

Part III, Steadfast will help you conquer your fears and rest in the unknown instead of being paralyzed by confusion. Begins Jan 31.

Join for one part or all three.

  • Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00p.m. in the Youth Room.
  • Suggested donation $15 for each book or $35 for all three as a bundle.

Register here!


Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer—he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. In this study you will learn what it takes to follow Christ and discover the joy of divine friendship. You will see how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.

  • Wednesdays, Sep 14 – Nov 2
  • 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Suggested donation $25

Register here!

If you have questions about any of the above studies or are having trouble registering, please contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, or 515-440-1030.

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, 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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