Parish News

Parish News

Spiritual Gifts Discernment Self-Study

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Called & Gifted Spiritual Gifts Discernment Self-Study   The Catherine of Siena Institute is currently offering a self-study version of the Called & Gifted workshop online at a discounted rate of $49. The link is   The workshop/self-study includes an introduction to charisms -- also known as spiritual gifts ... Read More »

Check out our Latest Videos and Homily Recordings!

Posted by Lori Glanz

Click here to view them. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified every time a new video is uploaded!

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.

St. John's has canceled Mass and all group gatherings until further notice. Adoration and Faith Formation will also be suspended at this time. 

Fr. Remi will make a video recording for every ... Read More »

Annual Diocesan Appeal

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Thank you for your support of the 2020 Diocesan Appeal! To date, 75 families have pledged $49,965, which is 85% of our goal! Please join us in supporting the vital programs, services, and ministries offered through the Diocese of Des Moines. You may donate via the Diocese website or ... 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 »

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 »

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 »