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."

Read about St. Gianna

   “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

pope-john-paul-ii-gif"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."

Read about St. John Paul II

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:

(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
(515) 967-3796


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
(515) 964-1278


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

3rd Tuesday 6 - 7pm

1906 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
(515) 999-2239


St. John the Apostle Catholic Parish

Thursdays: 4:30 - 5;30pm

720 Orchard Hills Drive
Norwalk, IA 50211
(515) 981-4855


St. Pius X Parish

Every day from 5 am to 10 pm

3663 66th Street
Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-2059

West Des Moines

Sacred Heart Parish

First Tuesday of the month 8:30am - 7 pm

1627 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 225-6414

St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Second and Fourth Tuesdays: 8am - 8pm

7075 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 223-4577

Des Moines

Basilica of Saint John

Monday: 9am - 3:30
Friday: 830am -2:30pm

1915 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244-3101

Dowling Catholic High School

Monday 8-3
Tuesday- Friday 11:15- 1:15 Christ the King

1400 Buffalo Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 225-3000

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
(515) 285-2888

Holy Trinity Parish

Thursday 2pm - 10pm

2926 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 255-3162

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
(515) 266-6695

St. Ambrose Cathedral

Friday: 830am - 1130am

607 High St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 288-7411

St. Anthony Parish

Tuesday & Thursday 915am - 8pm

15 Indianola Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 244-4709

St. Augustin Parish

Adoration: 24 hour 7 days a week (hidden during the Holy Mass)

545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 255-1175

St. Joseph Parish

Monday - Friday: 10am - 10pm

3300 Easton Blvd
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 266-2226

St. Mary of Nazareth Parish

First Friday 630pm - 830pm

4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 276-4042

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish

Tuesdays: 7am - 8pm

1230 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 279-4654