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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.

Introduction to the Theology of the Body

Have your children or friends ever left you stumbling when they asked you about premarital sex, pornography, contraception, LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, gender equality and identity, or substance abuse? These are heavy topics in the midst of a world with so many voices telling us what to believe about our bodies.

Through the Theology of the Body, St. Pope John Paul II offers a loving lens to view the world with great mercy, healing, and hope for the future.

The Theology of the Body seeks to answer two basic questions:

1. What does it mean to be made human, male and female, in the image and likeness of God?

2. How can I live my life in a way that brings happiness and fulfillment?

Join this nine-week study to dive deeper into the overwhelming love of Jesus.

  • When: Thursdays, Jan 13-Mar 10, 7pm-8:30pm, (first night 7pm-9pm)
  • Location: Serra Room
  • Cost: Suggested donation of $25 for materials & facilitator expenses. Can be paid at the first session via cash or check made out to SFA Faith Formation

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

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Study Groups


The Veil Removed

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church. The study will spark conversation on the Holy Mass and the short film.

  • Tuesdays, February 8-April 5
  • 9am-11am
  • Serra Room
  • Suggested donation $11

Register here


Mark: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Peter

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

Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life

The marvelous treasures of the Catholic Faith—the Eucharist, Mary, the saints, and the Creed—are all centered on a single figure: Jesus Christ. Jesus is more than a historical or theological figure. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord, and our God. While many of us already know a lot about him, how well can we say we really know him?

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a new and fresh look at Jesus—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life on him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 16-May 4
  • 9:45am-11:45am
  • Serra Room
  • Suggested donation $35 for material

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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