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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

Over 80 people from 24 parishes gathered on April 25, 2015, at St. Boniface Catholic Church to learn… [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

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, 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, June 10 7 – 8:30 pm Christ... Read More

Events

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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 speaker and author Scot Landry, along with regional new media specialists for an exciting one-day workshop on Friday, June 19, at St. Boniface... Read More

Faith Healing Speaker Series 2

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 fourth session with featured speaker Tobias Winwright PhD, is Thursday, June 25, 6 pm. The... 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

Pope Francis’ homilies and audiences from Holy Week thru Pentecost... 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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