Faith Formation Programs 

 Finding God Adaptive Program from Loyola  

Adaptive Finding God is the foremost program of its kind, offering faith formation for children with special needs that is adaptable to a variety of settings and situations.  Adaptive Finding God can be used in conjunction with  the Finding God grade-level books or as a stand-alone program for parishes, schools and at home.

Individual parishes will work with families to meet adaptive religious education opportunities.

Parish youth self contained classroom programs in the diocese

Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation Class at Corpus Christi parish in Council Bluffs 

We offer sacramental preparation for students with special needs. Working with the Faith Formation office, we assist parents and caregivers by providing class sessions for the reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist with resources for education at home as well.  No one is denied sacraments based on their situation. We are happy to work with everyone based on their abilities.

All Ages Faith Formation programs

Adapted Faith Formation Lessons produced by the NCPD Council on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  These are lessons to use in formal programs or by families in their own homes as a domestic church.

Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy events for all ages at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Parish in Ankeny

 Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy is social events offered approximately twice a month for individuals with disabilities and/or their families. All are welcome and all are invited to join the fun!  

St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Parish and Student Center in Des Moines

Provides several faith formation and social opportunities at their parish for the Catholic Deaf Community including weekly Bible study and every two weeks you can participate in a Saint Movie and discussion and Quilting Queens social group.