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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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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]

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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 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 Church of Mercy Wednesday, April 8 6 – 7:30 pm All Saints Parish,... Read More

Events

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Facing Slavery Today

Guest speaker Stephen Omeara and members of the Isaiah Initiative will present our Catholic call to help bring an end to human trafficking on April 18 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish. This day includes prayer, scripture, story telling,... 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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