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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.

    We invite you to take a look around our website, access our resources and participate in our events.

Lenten Resources

Here are some recommended resources to help you prepare for the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord… [more]

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The Power of Palliative Care

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

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Iowa Catholic Men's Conference

The 3rd annual Iowa Catholic Men's Conference, Faith for the Journey, will be held Saturday, March 7,… [more]

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"Abrazos" Film Showing

Award winning filmmaker, Luis Argueta, will present his new documentary, "Abrazos," at the Catholic Pastoral… [more]

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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 Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish and on Wednesday, April 8, at All Saints 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... Read More

Events

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Faith & Healing Speaker Series

Mercy College of Health Sciences is hosting four national speakers during the 2014-15 academic year as part of a new Faith & Healing Speaker Series. The third session with featured speaker Dr. Jeffrey Bishop is Wednesday, March 4, 6 pm. The... Read More

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Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference

The 3rd annual Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference, Faith for the Journey, will be held Saturday, March 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Speakers include speaker, blogger and Catholic Answers apologist Hector Molina; author and EWTN television... Read More

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Resources

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Lenten Resources

Here are some recommended resources to help you prepare for the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, including a Lenten Message from Pope... 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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Lenten Book Recommendations

During the season of Lent, take some time to spiritually prepare for the... 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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