St. Francis of Assisi Church is a partner in the exciting 24/7 on-line web-based digital formation series, FORMED, produced by the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press.

FORMED is designed to help adults grow in their faith at all levels – how we think, how we pray, and how we live. FORMED also includes a growing list of resources for children. Access is FREE to all St. Francis of Assisi Church parishioners and their families anywhere, anytime on computers, tablets, or phones.

How to Register
•    Go to
•    Enter our Parish Code JGXN3K on the homepage
•    Create a personal account with your user name/email and password
•    Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place!

In the future, log in by going directly to and entering your user name/email and password. If you have questions or need help, contact the Adult Faith Office at (515) 440-1030.

Opening the Word
Click here to view a weekly video reflection on Sunday Mass readings. Registration is not necessary to view this resource.


Below are links to Formed content recommended by St. Francis staff based on the Catholic liturgical year, saints and feast days. If you have not created an account on, please register at, enter our Parish Code JGXN3K, and create a personal account with your username/email and password. If you have already created an account for, click the direct links below, login and view.


Oct 28

Study Opening the Word-30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Watch – God With Us
Listen – Set All Afire: Why the Church Still Matters
Read Twenty Tales of Irish Saints
Kid’s Choice -- Brother Francis: The Saints


Nov 4

Study Vita
Watch – Blessed Duns Scotus
Listen – Heroes of the Catholic Reformation
Read Saint Oscar Romero
Kid’s Choice -- Riddle at the Rodeo


Nov 11

Study ECHO Episode 27: Love the Lord's Day
Watch – Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest
Listen – St. Frances Cabrini
Read Who Designed the Designer?
Kid’s Choice -- Lost in Peter's Tomb


Nov 18

Study ECHO Episode 28: Strengthen Your Family
Watch – What's What In The Church
Listen – Ode to Saint Cecilia
Read The Way of the Disciple
Kid’s Choice -- JoyToons, The Brother Francis Song Collection!


Nov 25

Study ECHO Episode 36: Jesus Taught Us to Pray
Watch – Luminous Mysteries
Listen – Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal And St. Catherine Labouré
Read Mystery of the Kingdom
Kid’s Choice -- The Suitcase