To get the Amen App, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Scan the code with your camera phone.
  2. Download the Amen App.
  3. Enjoy the content you want.


  1. Go to your App Store.
  2. Search for Amen Daily Catholic Mediation.
  3. Look for the Amen icon and download the App.




If you feel called to begin your own Bible study or small faith community, Ascension has the resources you may want to use.




Scripture readings and meditations are available from:

  • The Word Among Us for daily Mass readings and meditations
  • At Home with Faith for daily Mass readings and meditations
  • 3-Minute Retreat 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 on.  Just click the link to start your 3-Minute Retreat and return every day for the perfect way to start your day in prayer!





This Week on FORMED

Discover what's on FORMED to accompany you during the weekly liturgical calendar.  Join Taylor and Ben each week as they walk you through amazing content on FORMED!  Check it out!  Click here This Week on Formed


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:

  1. Go to https://formed.org/signup
  2. Enter our parish zip code (50003).  Then select St. John's Catholic Church.
  3. Enter your name and email.
  4. 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!





The St. Joseph Educational 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 Educational Center