We are excited to inform you that St. John's has a subscription to FORMED.org. It is the Catholic faith on demand. FORMED is a premier on-line platform filled with over 4,000 titles. Discover the beauty of our faith with studies, movies, cartoons, ebooks, talks, documentaries...there is something for every member of your family and it is FREE for our parishioners.
To subscribe to FORMED, follow these simple steps:
- Go to https://formed.org/signup
- Enter our parish zip code (50003). Then select St. John's Catholic Church.
- Enter your name and email.
- You're in! No more passwords.
After you sign up, you can download the FORMED App by searching "FORMED Catholic" in your app store. It is available on almost any device.
Open the app and click "Log In" or go to https://formed.org and click "Sign In", just enter you email and then click the link in your email. You will be signed in on that device and no more passwords!
To get the Amen App, follow these simple steps:
- Scan the code with your camera phone.
- Download the Amen App.
- Enjoy the content you want.
- Go to your App Store.
- Search for Amen Daily Catholic Mediation.
- Look for the Amen icon and download the App.
Eucharistic Renewal (Revival) Resources
The USCCB has come up with some resources for the Eucharistic Rrevival that is currently happening. Here is the link for their resources. https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/ As more information becomes available from our diocese, that will be shared as well.
Here is a nice resource for catholic grandparents. https://www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org/ Lots of prayers, resources and even podcasts to listen too.
ADULT FAITH OPPORTUNITIES
Prayer more NOVENAS
Join us at 6:00 on Thursday nights for Adoration and Benediction as we actively pray for Eucharistic Renewal at St. John's.
Learn your Faith
If you feel called to begin your own Bible study or small faith community, Ascension has the resources you want to use.
Daily Mass readings and meditation is available from THE WORD AMONG US
Monthly Senior Potluck also known as the Silver Spoons (50+)
Potlucks have returned!!! We are so happy to gather again. We meet the first Thursday of the month at 11:45 am in St. John's Parish Hall. Please join us.
Small Faith Communities
Daily Devotion Facebook Group
St. John's has a new private Facebook group for young Catholic mothers called Daily Devotion. It's an opportunity for mothers to explore their faith with a short daily reflection from the book The Catholic Mother's Prayer Companion. Members are also able to share their reflections, prayer requests and faith-centered discussion about the blessings and challenges of motherhood. Please request to join on Facebook if this sounds of interest to you! Look for the above icon.
Contact the Director of Faith Formation if you would like more information on our Small Faith Communities or would like to lead your own group at [email protected] or (515)993-4590.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a formation education process that takes place within the parish community for those joining the Catholic Church. This culminates at the Easter sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation. If you would like to join the Catholic Church or be a part of the RCIA Team contact the parish office at (515)993-4482.
Teams Of Our Lady (TOOL)
TOOL is a lay movement officially recognized by the Holy See under the Pontifical Council for the Laity. A team is a group of five to seven couples and a spiritual advisor who meet once a month to share, pray and discuss challenges of living a Christian marriage and life. Couples use a time-tested format to meet their needs and desires of growing closer in love and faith through Teams of Our Lady and in the process they discover support for one another and for their marriage. Currently St. John’s has one team. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Meier at (515)975-2960.
The St. Joseph Education Center supports St. John’s parish and all the parishes in the Des Moines area with their Adult Faith Formation needs. Their website and blog are updated weekly to help aid even the busiest of adults in nurturing their ongoing faith formation. St. Joseph Education Center
3-Minute Retreats from Loyola Press invites you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move one. Just click the button below to start your 3-Minute Retreat and return everyday for the perfect way to start your day in prayer!