Parish News

Parish News

COVID-19 Updates

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Click here for a link to the Des Moines Diocese website with the latest information regarding COVID-19.

On 3/17/2020, Governor Reynolds stated that spiritual and religious gatherings with more than 10 people are prohibited at all locations. All larger gatherings must be canceled or postponed. These restrictions are constantly ... Read More »

Annual Diocesan Appeal

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

The Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) is set to kick off the weekend of March 7th and 8th. Please consider making a donation to this cause, as it is what helps keep the Catholic faith and initiatives strong in Des Moines and surrounding cities.

We greatly appreciate all donations, big ... Read More »

Healing Hearts Grief Support Group

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who is grieving? Come to Healing Hearts, a local grief support group. Healing Hearts meets the second Friday of every month at 10:00 AM at St. John's.

Contact Anne Alesch at [email protected] or call her at (515) 557-3169 for more information, or visit UnityPoint's website.

Healing Hearts is brought to you by St. John's Caring Hearts Bereavement Team and UnityPoint ... Read More »

Radix Retreat for High School Seniors

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Radix: A retreat for high school seniors. This is a relaxing weekend of retreat to focus on staying rooted in your faith after graduation.

The dates are March 6-8 or May 1-3 (Friday 5pm through Sunday 4pm) at the St. Thomas More Center in Panora. $150, financial assistance available.

... Read More »

Catholic Youth Camp Registration Open

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Catholic Youth Camp (CYC) registration is now open! Are you ready for the best week of your summer? CYC is available for kids going into 3rd grade through high school. We've got new and exciting things this year: 2 high school camps, discounts for Week 2 and Week 5, ... Read More »

Christ Our Life: Buy your tickets now!

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Christ Our Life 2020 tickets can be bought now! 2020 speakers include Fr. Donald Calloway, Sr. Miriam James, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Mirjana Soldo, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Jon Leonetti, and Steve Angrisano.

Ticket Prices Adult Ticket $25 Student Ticket (6 through College) $15 Children 5 and Under are free

To purchase ... Read More »

Grief Books Available for Check Out

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

The St. John's Caring Hearts Bereavement Ministry has purchased a good assortment of books relating to grief. They are available for check out on the book cart in the parish entry. These books are for all ages, from children to adults, and range from losing a parent to losing ... Read More »

How to Join Email Prayer Chain, or Ask for Prayers

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

If you or someone you know is in need of prayers please call the office 515-993-4482 or email [email protected] and we will send your request out to the email prayer chain members.

If you would like to help by receiving email prayer requests, we invite you to contact the ... Read More »

Mass Bags for Children Available

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Thank  you for bringing your young children to Mass.  We invite you to borrow our parish Mass Bags to help your young disciple be more engaged during our Eucharistic Celebration. Mass Bags are available on the cabinet behind the table in the front entry (right next to the elevator). Feel ... Read More »

We Have a New Smartphone App

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

We are excited to announce that we have a new smartphone app! If you have our old app, please delete it and download our new app. The app does not have our parish logo on it – it has a white church with a blue background. It is called ... Read More »