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Parish Announcements

40 DAYS for LIFE
This pro-life campaign is from Sept. 25 - Nov. 6 and encourages prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil for an end to abortion. Please see the bulletin for more information.
The Great Story of Jesus - A Becoming Catholic formation session open to the whole parish!
Sunday, Oct 14th from 10:15-11:15 am in a Parish Hall classroom. Meet our new inquirers and join us as we explore the life of Jesus, why He came, and His invitation for us to encounter Him and follow Him in the midst of His Church. RSVP to Diane Klopfenstein: 515-865-7037 or
Rosary Rally
Please mark your calendar for the annual Public Square Rosary to be held on Saturday, October 13 at 1:00 pm, at St. Mary’s on the north side of the church grounds. For more information, contact Anna Conradt at 515-202-7848 or


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Click here for Mass and Activities Cancellation Policy

Cancellations due to Weather:

Daily Mass: If Des Moines Public Schools cancel classes for the day OR have delayed school buses, daily Mass will be cancelled.

Faith Formation, LIFE TEEN and Adult Choir: If the Johnston Community School District cancels classes for the day or has an early dismissal due to bad weather, Faith Formation, LIFE TEEN and Adult Choir will also be cancelled.