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.

FORMED Topical Index
Click here to view Topical Index.
Click here to view Topical Index by Liturgical Year.


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.


December 3

Study Anima, Session 1: Crux
Watch – Nicholas
Listen – Prepare the Way of the King
Read Come, Lord Jesus


December 10

Study Anima, Session 2: Kenosis
Watch – Guadalupe
Listen – Our Lady of Guadalupe
Read Discovering God Together


December 17

Study Anima, Session 3: Blaze
Watch – Joseph of Nazareth
Listen – The True Meaning of Christmas
Read Fire of Love


December 24

Study Opening the Word, 4th Sunday of Advent
Watch – The Story of the Nativity
Listen – The Story of Christmas
Read Christmas with Bernadette


December 31

Study Opening the Word, The Holy Family
Watch – Brother Francis: The Saints
Listen – Holiness is Always in Season
Read Faith Basics: Understanding Catholic Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary