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.


Jan 6

Study Echo Episode 1: My Soul Longs for You, O God
Watch – Ready Reasons: Were the Magi at Jesus’ Birth
Listen – Glory to the New Born King
Read Cradle of Redeeming Love
Kid’s Choice -- The King is Born


Jan 13

Study Echo Episode 2: God Comes to Meet Us
Watch – Ready Reasons: Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
Listen – Our Beautiful End
Read Life Lessons
Kid’s Choice -- Walking with Jesus: The Rosary Prayers in Song


Jan 20

Study Echo Episode 3: Proclaim the Gospel to Every Creature
Watch – The Juggler of Notre Dame
Listen – Being All In: From NFL Playing Field to the Mission Field
Read The Walls are Talking
Kid’s Choice -- Skiff and AJ's Fantastic Voyage


Jan 27

Study Echo Episode 4: Bring about the Obedience of Faith
Watch – The Problem of Evil
Listen – The Soul of the Apostolate
Read Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from Saint Thomas Aquinas
Kid’s Choice -- Saint Thomas Aquinas


Feb 3

Study Echo Episode 5: I Believe in God
Watch – Saint John Bosco
Listen – A Scriptural Walk through the Mass
Read Awakening Love: An Ignatian Retreat with the Song of Songs
Kid’s Choice -- St. John Paul II and the Joy of Living