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.


Jul 7 & 14


Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E19 The Church Doors
Watch – Saint Maria Goretti
Listen – St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Read Catholics in America
Kid’s Choice -- Mother Teresa


Jul 21 & 28

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E20 Incense at Mass
Watch – Edith Stein
Listen – A House Divided
Read Celebrating the Holy Eucharist
Kid’s Choice -- The Mystery at Midnight


Aug 4 & 11

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E21 Bows in the Mass
Watch – All that Remains
Listen – Saint Philomena: A Saint For Our Times
Read Christianity, Islam, and Atheism
Kid’s Choice -- Altar Gang: What’s What in the Church


Aug 18 & 25

Study Elements of the Catholic Mass: E22 The Book of the Gospels
Watch – Augustine: A Voice for All Generations
Listen – No Imitations
Read Finding True Happiness
Kid’s Choice -- Ryan Defrates Secret Agent: The Web of Lies