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

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 Two meets: Tuesdays Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 2023 and Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, 2024
  • Season Three meets: Tuesdays Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 5, 19, Apr 2, 9, 2024
  • 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Free will offering

Contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, or 515-440-1030 to register for Season 2.

Register for Season 3!

When You Pray:

You know prayer is important but still find it challenging. Perhaps it’s hard to find time, or you’re unsure what to do when you pray. Or maybe you feel discouraged by your weaknesses and your inability to overcome them.

If you have any of these feelings, you are not alone. Many of the saints struggled in prayer. They were like us. But each time they fell, they got up again and learned to rely more on God’s grace.

What God did in the lives of countless saints, he wants to do in the lives of ordinary people like us. And that’s what this study is about: the journey of prayer God wants to take us on.

  • Tuesdays, Jan 9-Feb 24
  • 6:30-8pm
  • Room 4
  • Suggested Donation: $30

Register here!

Wednesday Study

The Sacraments: In this 8-part program, Fr. Matthew Kauth brilliantly illuminates not only the scriptural foundation and profound spiritual realities of each sacrament, but also the necessity of each as a means to living a happy and fulfilled life that leads to heaven.

Complementing Fr. Kauth’s teachings, Sacraments includes interviews, profiles, biographies on the saints, scriptural reenactments, and other compelling features to show the power of the sacraments. Filmed on location at some of the most beautiful churches in the country, this groundbreaking program will teach the faithful how vital the sacraments are and inspire intrigue in their profound mysteries.

  • Wednesdays, Jan 10 – Feb 28, 2024
  • 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Suggested donation $25

Register here!

Thursday Study

WHAT IS THE RESCUE PROJECT? The Rescue Project seeks to proclaim the gospel in a compelling and attractive way over eight weeks in a small group format. The goal of The Rescue Project is to create an opportunity for people to be overwhelmed and be brought to a decision to surrender their lives to Jesus and be mobilized for mission.

  • Thursdays, Jan 11 – Feb 22
  • Doors open & social at 6 p.m.
  • Session 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Free will offering
  • PLEASE NOTE! The Study includes a retreat which will be held on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17. The retreat begins with Mass at 7:15 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. that day.

Register here!

Young Adults Studies

For studies specifically for young adults, check out the St. Francis Young Adults page.

Please contact Heather in the Faith Formation Office, 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. 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)

Visit Past Events to view videos, and resources from past events.