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.


Mar 3

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E4 The Church Building
Watch – Ready Reasons: What's the Deal with Ashes on Ash Wednesday?
Listen – Keep Holy the Sabbath
Read Meditations for Lent
Kid’s Choice -- The Young People's Book of Saints


Mar 10

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E5 Processions
Watch – The Passion of Saint Perpetua
Listen – The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity
Read The Father's Tale
Kid’s Choice -- St. Dominic Savio: The Schoolboy Saint


Mar 17

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E6 Signs and Symbols
Watch – Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle
Listen – Is It Possible to Pray At All Times?
Read Prayer for Beginners
Kid’s Choice -- The Secret of the Shamrock


Mar 24

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E7 Sacramental Signs
Watch – Confession
Listen – Confession
Read Pardon and Peace: A Sinner's Guide to Confession
Kid’s Choice -- Brother Francis: Forgiven


Mar 31

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E8 The Purpose of the Mass
Watch – The Face of Mercy
Listen – What to Do When Jesus Is Hungry?
Read The Kerygma: In the Shantytown with the Poor
Kid’s Choice -- The Suitcase