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    Since 1972, St. Joseph Educational Center has served as a Catholic adult faith education center serving the parishes of the Des Moines region.

    We exist to help foster in adults a mature Catholic faith that is living, explicit and fruitful.

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How can my family really celebrate the Easter season?

by Christen Cota While making plans for my family’s Easter celebrations, I have also been reflecting… [more]

How can my family really celebrate the Easter season? How can my family really celebrate the Easter season?

The Power of Palliative Care

Do you know someone who is seriously ill? Join others in the region on Saturday morning, April 25,… [more]

The Power of Palliative Care The Power of Palliative Care

Digital Discipleship in a New Media Culture

How can you help energize your parish and use the power of new media to share the Gospel? Join national… [more]

Digital Discipleship in a New Media Culture Digital Discipleship in a New Media Culture

A.D. The Bible Continues

AD: The Bible Continues, a mini-series for the entire family, will run for twelve episodes beginning… [more]

A.D. The Bible Continues A.D. The Bible Continues

SJEC Spotlight

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Building the “Church of Mercy,” Understanding and Living Pope Francis’ Vision of Church

SJEC Director Dr. Matthew Halbach will present the talk, “Building the Church of Mercy, Understanding and Living Pope Francis’ Vision of Church,” on Wednesday, April 8, at All Saints Parish. and Wednesday, June 10 at Christ the King parish. Every disciple ought to have an answer to the question: What does it mean to be church in my diocese, in my parish today? How we understand the reality of “church” guides and informs how we envision church to be and, ultimately, how we live as church. Building the Church of Mercy Wednesday,... Read More

Events

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A.D. The Bible Continues

AD: The Bible Continues, a mini-series for the entire family, will run for twelve episodes beginning with the April 5  premiere. The production is from those who brought us “The Bible” and “Son of God.” It tells the... Read More

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Stations of the Empty Tomb

Bring your whole family to Stations of the Empty Tomb on Sunday, April 19, for a time of uplifting prayer and energizing fellowship. The event will feature a 50-minute intergenerational and interactive prayer service using Easter season music... Read More

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Resources

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Easter Resources

Here are some recommended resources to help you celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Music Seasonal Sacred Music Easter Music, from the... Read More

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Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic social teaching is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity. Every human being is created in the image of God and... Read More

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Catholic Literature

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Director’s Choice March

Using the Sunday readings between Easter and Pentecost, noted author and... Read More

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Easter Book Recommendations

During the Easter season, take some time to pause and spiritually celebrate... Read More

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Baptism Prep Program

Baptism Prep: Video Trailer

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We really like the personal feel of the program…and we have had some great discussions... Read More

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