Share Your Faith

Alpha at SFA

The purpose of Alpha is to help bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ by sharing the good news of the gospel. Alpha sessions include a meal, video, and open discussion. Participants meet for 11 weeks, with a day-long retreat between week 7 and 8. Alpha is open to all adults...invite a friend of any faith or no faith!

Fall 2019
Registration opens July 1. Click here to register.
Thursdays, Aug 29-Nov 14, 6-8pm
Retreat day, Oct 19, 8:30am-4pm

Spring 2020
Sundays, Jan 12-Apr 5, 5-7pm
Retreat day, Mar 7, 8:30am-4pm

For details and registration information, contact Alison Zirbel at or (515) 494-4874 or Mary Wieser at or (563) 320-0972.



Easing Into Prayer

Join a five-week prayer experience based on the book, “Armchair Mystic,” by Mark Thibodeaux, S.J. Sessions will include many forms of prayer, meditation and reflection to take you through stages of maturing in prayer. Participants commit to daily prayer and meeting as a group.

July 11-Aug 8
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Assisi Room
Suggested donation for materials $30. Limited to 13 participants. Register here.

Easing Into Prayer is a prayer experience offered through the ministries of Emmaus House and hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

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Men's Faith Sharing

Some groups discuss the Sunday readings. Others hear and share faith stories. No registration required.

Tuesdays from 9-9:45pm in the Assisi Room. (Please use the north circle drive entrance.)
Contact: Bryon Bootman at or 989-264-5447. Tim Mead at or 515-669-5433
Wednesdays at 6:30am in the Serra Room. Group meets 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Dan Nielson at or (515) 988-7085 or Chris Doud at

Saturdays at 8am in the Assisi Room.
Contact: Jim Henscheid, or (515) 422-0960.



Women's Faith Sharing 

Based on the Ignatian prayer reflection process and the examen, this weekly group follows Sacred Space: The Prayer Book. No registration required. 

Mondays at 8pm in the Assisi Room.
Contact: Jennifer Scheck,

Click here for more information on the group's format. To learn more about Ignatian prayer opportunities, visit Emmaus House Ministry's website at this link.