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 or Tuesday

The Rescue Project Small Group

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.

We are offering two sessions with a joint retreat. Choose the time that works best for you:

  • Monday evenings, Jan 9 – Feb 27, 7 – 9 p.m., Serra Room
  • Tuesday mornings, Jan 10 – Feb 28, 9 – 11 a.m., Serra Room
  • Retreat date for both sessions: Saturday Feb 25, 8 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
  • Suggest donation $0-15 (based on preferred material format)

Register here

Wednesdays

No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life. You will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Every step of the way, Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love for you—grow closer to Jesus than you ever have before.

Authored and presented by Edward Sri, No Greater Love also features Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Fulwiler, Curtis Martin, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Josh Johnson, and Elizabeth Sri.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 8-Mar 8
  • 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Serra Room
  • Suggested donation $30

Register here


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, 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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