Pray! Prayer is our best weapon.
We have chosen St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla as our official patron saints. These two saints protected the sanctity of life and fought against the dehumanization of abortion during their lives here on earth and continue to do so as saints in heaven. This is why we petition for their prayers as we fight to protect the sanctity of life. Join us in prayer.
Saint Gianna Molla
“The doctor should not meddle. The right of the child is equal to the right of the mother’s life. The doctor can’t decide; it is a sin to kill in the womb.” ~ St. Gianna Beretta Molla
"Holy Spirit, font of every perfection, give also to us wisdom, intelligence and courage after the example of St. Gianna, and through her intercession and example in her personal, family, and professional life, may we be able to put ourselves at the service of every person and grow in this way in love and in holiness. Amen."
“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.”
~ J. Sidlow Baxter
Saint John Paul II
"You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion." ~ St. John Paul II
"O Mary, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born.
Grant that all who believe in your son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Give us courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life."
Prayer is our best weapon. Will you join us?
We cannot win the battle against a culture of death without the help of prayer.
Will you commit to praying for the safety of the defenseless today? Your prayers make a difference, your prayers can save a life.
Specifically, please pray for:
- The unborn child’s life that may or will be taken today.
- The mother of an aborted child. Whether she mourns the loss of her child or still believes what she did was right, pray God will give her healing and she will find peace and forgiveness.
- The mother who is contemplating abortion; that she will chose life for her child.
- The disabled child that is at risk of abortion.
- The elderly or handicap at risk of euthanasia.
- For young men and women that they will respect their bodies and the bodies of others.
- For men who are victims of abortion. May God heal their hearts as they mourn the loss of their child.
- Our leaders, may they protect life at all stages.
- Our Legislators, that they work to protect life from fertilization to natural death.
- For the Abortionists, nurses, and those who work for or with the abortion industry. May their hearts soften and minds open to the lives being violently ended everyday.
Prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is powerful. Below you will find times for adoration throughout the area. If you notice anything that is incorrect or any churches we left out, please email Karen Quiner: firstname.lastname@example.org
(This list was updated July 3, 2019. It is always a good idea to call ahead because times can change during holidays, when a new pastor is assigned or if the Church is needed for a funeral or wedding.)
Saints John and Paul
Monday 7pm - 8pm
|1401 1st Ave S
Altoona, IA 50009
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Parish
Thursdays 6pm - 7pm
First Fridays: Fridays 9am - 9 pm
Saturdays: 9am - 10am
|1102 NW Weigel Dr
Ankeny, IA 50023
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
3rd Tuesday 6 - 7pm
1906 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
St. John the Apostle Catholic Parish
Thursdays: 4:30 - 5;30pm
|720 Orchard Hills Drive
Norwalk, IA 50211
St. Pius X Parish
Every day from 5 am to 10 pm
|3663 66th Street
Des Moines, IA 50322
West Des Moines
Sacred Heart Parish
First Tuesday of the month 8:30am - 7 pm
|1627 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Second and Fourth Tuesdays: 8am - 8pm
|7075 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Basilica of Saint John
Monday: 9am - 3:30
Friday: 830am -2:30pm
|1915 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
Dowling Catholic High School
Tuesday- Friday 11:15- 1:15 Christ the King
1400 Buffalo Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Christ The King Parish
24 hour (Call the church for the code to get in during non business hours: 515-285-2888 )
|5711 SW 9th st.
Des Moines, IA 50315
Holy Trinity Parish
Thursday 2pm - 10pm
|2926 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
Our Lady of the Americas Parish
Sundays from 8:30am to 9:30 am
First Fridays: after 5:30 pm Mass until Saturday at 9am
|1271 E 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50316
St. Ambrose Cathedral
Friday: 830am - 1130am
|607 High St
Des Moines, IA 50309
St. Anthony Parish
Tuesday & Thursday 915am - 8pm
|15 Indianola Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315
St. Augustin Parish
Adoration: 24 hour 7 days a week (hidden during the Holy Mass)
|545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
St. Joseph Parish
Monday - Friday: 10am - 10pm
|3300 Easton Blvd
Des Moines, IA 50317
St. Mary of Nazareth Parish
First Friday 630pm - 830pm
|4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA 50310
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish
Tuesdays: 7am - 8pm
|1230 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA 50311