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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.

Called & Gifted Workshop

More than 160 people from over 40 parishes in the Des Moines region and beyond came to learn about our… [more]

Called & Gifted Workshop Called & Gifted Workshop

Together in Christ: Living Catholic Social Teaching in the Family

Come to “Together in Christ: Living Catholic Social Teaching in the Family,” a regional Lenten evening… [more]

Together in Christ: Living Catholic Social Teaching in the Family Together in Christ: Living Catholic Social Teaching in the Family

What is a Holy Family?

by Deacon Joel and Lisa Schmidt Not even ten minutes pass after Mass, and you find yourself sitting… [more]

What is a Holy Family? What is a Holy Family?

SJEC Spotlight

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Three Become One

Want to grow closer in your marriage? Join Dr. Matt Halbach and Adam Storey for a three-part series to help you grow in prayer as a couple beginning Thursday, January 15, at St. Mary of Nazareth Parish. In this series Dr. Halbach and Mr. Storey (both husbands and fathers) will help you see the importance of prayer in your marriage, and will offer simple and accessible ways to grow in prayer as a couple. They’ll also address common challenges to prayer and strategies to overcome obstacles. Whether your prayer life is thriving, or whether you’ve... Read More

Events

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Josh Brahm to Keynote Midwest March for Life

Josh Brahm, Founder and President of Equal Rights Institute, will be the keynote speaker for the Midwest March for Life on Saturday, January 17. The Equal Rights Institute is an organization dedicated to training pro-life advocates to think... Read More

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2015 Iowa Institute for Social Action: Dr. Carolyn Woo

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will be the keynote speaker for the 20th Iowa Institute for Social Action January 18 – 19, 2015, at Ss John & Paul Parish, Altoona. Catholic Relief Services is... Read More

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Resources

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Christmas, Epiphany Resources

Here are some recommended resources to help you celebrate the birth of our Savior. Audio The word “Epiphany,” Busted Halo.com Music Advent and Christmas... Read More

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Growing in faith

  For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek. For in it is revealed... Read More

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Catholic Literature

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Director’s Choice December

Cardinal Kasper considers the rediscovery of the gospel of the family,... Read More

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Christmas Book Recommendations

During the seasons of Christmas and Epiphany, take some time to pause and... Read More

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Baptism Prep Program

Facilitator Training January 31, 2015

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To register for facilitator training for the Infant & Early Childhood Baptism... Read More

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