Find some pictures at the bottom of the page from a recent session!


an adult series focused on discipleship at St. Pius X

To Register for Following Christ, beginning in September, please follow the link!

What is ChristLife?

 ChristLife is an adult series to help you deepen your sense of peace, your faith, and your love of Jesus Christ.

The series consists of:


Discovering Christ: A seven-week experience that invites you to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ.

Following Christ: A seven-week journey of Catholic prayer and discipleship.

Sharing Christ: A seven-week mission that trains Catholics to share Jesus Christ with others and invite them to be part of the Church. 

ChristLife gives you the opportunity to know Jesus Christ in a way you may have never experienced before.  You love him now: love him more.  You know him now: know him more.  You desire to meet him: meet him here! 



Discovering Christ

What is Discovering Christ?

Discovering Christ is a 7-week experience that invites you to hear the Good News and meet Jesus Christ in a new way through prayer, teaching, and community.

Registration for the winter 2020 session of Discovering Christ is available now!

March day-time session registration open now also!

Who is Discovering Christ for?

Discovering Christ is meant to reach people wherever they are in their faith journey.  From cradle Catholics to people who have very little information about what Christianity is, all are welcome! 

What can I expect to experience at a Discovering Christ session?

The primary focus of a Discovering Christ session is hospitality and community.  You will be warmly welcomed at Discovering Christ sessions and served good food in wonderful company.  You will be loved, wanted, served, and cared for.

You will learn something new about the Christian faith: a new perspective or idea from a group member, or a new way to pray.  We lead the group prayer and guide you through a discussion of the video teaching each evening. 

When is Discovering Christ?

Our next Discovering Christ will take place Thursday evenings 6:30-9:00 pm beginning January 16, 2020

Sessions for Winter 2020 Discovering Christ

January 16 Session 1 What is the Meaning of Life?

January 23 Session 2: Why does Jesus matter?

January 30 Session 3: What does Jesus want us to know?

February 6 Session 4: Why do I need a Savior?

February 13 Session 5: Why is the resurrection important?

**No Session Thursday, February 20 - Retreat Saturday, February 22, 9-4

February 27 Session 6: New life in the Spirit: Being a Catholic Disciple

March 5 Session 7: Believing and Belonging: Our Need for the Church


Following Christ

What is Following Christ?

Following Christ is a 7-week course to help those who have completed Discovering Christ grow in their relationship with the Lord through prayer, teaching, and relationships that support the participants' decision to become a disciple of Christ.

Registration for the fall 2019 session of Following Christ is available now!

Who is Following Christ for?

If you have completed Discovering Christ,
it's time for Following Christ!

What can I expect to experience at a Following Christ session?

There is a greater emphasis on prayer:  a variety of Catholic prayer techniques are introduced.  There is more focus on the Catholic faith and our view of Sacred Scripture and the sacraments.  We'll look at elements of life that make us take our eyes off Christ.

Following Christ does not have dinner but offers a scrumptious dessert to share with your small group.  Each session provides practical ways to live for Christ.

When is Following Christ?

Following Christ will take place Thursday evenings 7-9 pm, September 12, 2019 - October 24, 2019.     A day-long retreat will be held October 19, 2019 8:30 am-4 pm

Sessions for Fall 2019 Following Christ

September 12 Session 1 Intro to Following Christ / Daily Personal Prayer

September 19 Session 2: Hearing God in Scripture

September 26 Session 3: The Power of the Sacraments

October 3  Session 4: Forgiving One Another

October 10 Session 5: The Spirit-Empowered Life

**No Session Thursday, October 17 - Retreat Saturday, October 19

Retreat Talk 1: The World

Retreat Talk 2: The Flesh

Retreat Talk 3: The Devil

October 24 Session 6: Advancing the Mission of the Church


Sharing Christ

What is Sharing Christ?

Sharing Christ is a 7-week course to train people to share Jesus with others.  You'll learn how to invite them to the Church.  The focus is on personal encounters with friends and family where we share Jesus with people in our normal daily encounters.

Who is Sharing Christ for?

If you have completed Discovering Christ and Following Christ, it's time for Sharing Christ!

What can I expect to experience at a Sharing Christ session?

The format will be familiar with prayer, a video teaching, and small group discussion.  In a safe environment, you'll practice evangelization skills such as writing your story and acting out opportunities to share Christ.  Sessions focus on building relationships within your larger community.

When is Sharing Christ?

Sharing Christ sessions haven't begun yet because so many still need Following Christ.  Sign up for our monthly newsletters to hear more about Sharing Christ in the future.

Session topics for Sharing Christ

Session 1 Called to Share Christ

Session 2: Befriending Others

Session 3: Sharing Your Story

Session 4: The Power to Share Christ

Session 5: Presenting the Good News

Session 6: Inviting Others to meet Jesus

Session 7: RETREAT Put out into the Deep for a Catch


Future Dates

To register for Following Christ, beginning in September, please follow the link.

To register for the ChristLife:  Discovering Christ session beginning January 16, please click the link below!

A few pictures of a recent session

Terri leads prayer

Prayer is a part of every session


Questions? Want more info?


Dr. Cheryl Fournier

Pastoral Associate for Life-Long Faith Formation

[email protected]


St. Pius X Catholic Church

3663 66th Street

Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Mass:  Schedule beginning Sunday, September 6              Sunday 7 am (masks required), 9 am (masks          strongly encouraged), 11 am (masks required), 5 pm (masks strongly encouraged


Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday  8:15 am

During Lent: Tuesday, Thursday, 6 pm


Friday 9:00 - 10:30 am

Saturday 8:30 am - 9:30 am


Office: 515-276-2059

Fax: 515-276-8351


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