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    Since 1972, St. Joseph Educational Center has served as a Catholic adult faith education center supported by 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.

    "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!" (Lk 12:49)

Biographies

St. Thomas defines holiness as that virtue by which a man's mind applies itself and all its acts to God;… [more]

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The Journey Home

About 115 family care givers, parish volunteers and pastoral care ministers gathered on Saturday, April… [more]

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Inter-Christian Easter Celebration

Join area Christians Sunday, May 4, in celebrating the Easter season with a joyful event at Faith Lutheran… [more]

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Inter-Christian Easter Celebration

Join area Christians Sunday, May 4, in celebrating the Easter season with a joyful event at Faith Lutheran Church in Clive. At 3 pm, explore the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, a full-size, fine art reproduction of the first hand-written copy of the Bible since the invention of the printing press. At 4 pm, join in prayer in the style of the Taizé community.     Inter-Christian Easter Celebration Sunday, May 4 3 pm Faith Lutheran Church 10395 University Ave., Clive For more information, contact Kyle Lechtenberg at worship@dmdiocese.org Sponsored... Read More

Events

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May Man-Up Des Moines

Join Man-Up at St. Ambrose Cathedral on Tuesday, May 6 for “Discipleship: Our role as men in the New Evangelization.” Our special guest is Bishop Richard Pates. The laity in the Church are of utmost importance in the New Evangelization.... Read More

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Parish-based Scripture Studies

Regional parishes offer numerous Scriptures studies throughout the year.  Some are short-term and some last for an entire academic year. Local parish contacts are listed here for some of the most popular programs, including Catholic Scripture... Read More

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Resources

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Young Adult Resources

Young adults are persons in their late teens, twenties, and thirties who represent diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political,... Read More

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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 Literature

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Director’s Choice April

“Pope Francis’ Groundbreaking First Year” America Magazine,Vol.... Read More

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Biographies

St. Thomas defines holiness as that virtue by which a man’s mind... 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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