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.


February 4

Study YDisciple: Called, Sesson 4: Called to Consecrated Life
Watch – Bakhita: From Slave to Saint
Listen – Saved in Hope
Read Golden Legend of Young Saints


February 11-Prepare for Lent and Meet St. Bernadette

Study A Lent To Remember Session 1: Where Are You?
Watch – Bernadette
Listen – St. Bernadette of Lourdes
Read Meditations for Lent


February 18-Path to Prayer

Study A Lent To Remember Session 2: An Encounter with Mercy
Watch – Prayer
Listen – Understanding the Lord's Prayer
Read Prayer for Beginners


February 25-Path to Obedience

Study A Lent to Remember Session 3: Embraced in Mercy, The Rite Explained
Watch – The Reluctant Saint
Listen – Into Your Hands, Father
Read Abandonment to Divine Providence


March 4-Path to Sacrifice

Study A Lent to Remember Session 4: The Paschal Mystery
Watch – Hostia
Listen – Love - Sacrifice - Trust
Read Awakening


March 11-Path to Healing

Study A Lent to Remember for Children: How to Make a Good Confession
Watch – Unbreakable
Listen – 7 Secrets of Confession
Read Redeemed by Grace


March 18-Path to Servanthood

Study Confirmation Session 3: Moved to Mission
Watch – The Miracle of Father Kapaun
Listen – Getting Others to Heaven
Read Be a Man!


March 25-Path to Humility

Study Lectio Eucharist Session 8: The Last Supper and the Cross
Watch – God's Doorkeeper
Listen – 5-Time Major League All-Star on Winning the Game for Christ
Read Saint Helena and the True Cross


April 1- Path to Love

Study Opening the Word Year B: Easter Sunday
Watch – Brother Francis: He Is Risen!
Listen – The God Who Loves You
Read Love: A Fruit Always in Season