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Immaculate Conception Mass

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Immaculate Conception Mass will be at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 9th. Please join us!

Bereavement By The Book at St. Boniface

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Join us at St. Boniface on Thursday, January 9th at 5:30 pm as we discuss Megan Divine's book It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand. (Wintry snacks and refreshment will be provided!)

To reserve your FREE copy and sign up, contact ... Read More »

Bell Ringers Needed! Salvation Army

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Salvation Army reached out to our parish looking for volunteers, as they are short on bell ringers. If you are able to help out, Salvation Army has a number of locations where they are seeking help. Go to to find a location near you!

Family Faith Night

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30: The St. John’s Parish Family is invited to a presentation of the Nativity Story with a Cookie Social to follow.

This will be your final opportunity to make a donation to the December Diaper Drive for Ruth Harbor Ministries. We are collecting diapers size ... Read More »

No Room at the Inn

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Join us at No Room at the Inn at the Pastoral Center, 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines from 6:00 – 8:30 pm on December 6th.

No Room at the Inn is a holiday reception to raise funds for homeless families.

Festive music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and a silent auction ... Read More »

December Diaper Drive

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

Through grace, Ruth Harbor Ministries provides Christ-centered homes, programs and comprehensive services, resulting in positive life change for young moms facing pregnancies or parenting young children.

Ruth Harbor Ministries is looking for diaper donations. We encourage you to donate diapers size 4-5-6, pull-ups and baby wipes. Bring your donations December 1st ... Read More »

New Parish Directory

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

It has been 3 years since we last put together a parish pictorial directory.  We have so many new  families we have decided to publish a new “in house” directory. That means we will not be bringing in an outside photographer but we encourage you to participate in one ... Read More »

Adult Faith Formation

Posted by Ms. Kabrina Brady

All adults are welcome! Join us for adult faith formation on Wednesday nights from 5-6pm and 6:30-7:30pm.

Here are the topics for the next few weeks:

10/16: The REAL Presence of Christ in the Eucharist10/30: Eucharistic Miracles11/20: The Mass: THE VEIL REMOVED12/4: Mary

Books About Grief 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 »