Confirmation Preparation

Welcome to 9th & 10th grade Confirmation preparation!!

Nicole Parker, Coordinator /  515-313-3014

Watch for updates through email.  


Confirmation 1 & 2 

We are making plans for our 2020 Confirmation Liturgy. Please respond to the survey you received via email. 

Also watch your email for our final lesson for 2020 and our plans for next year. 


Hello S.T.O.R.M. families-

We wanted to share a resource and opportunity for our graduated seniors and other high school students. The Radix Retreat is a diocesan retreat that usually is for seniors but this year’s retreat got cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. The wonderful Radix leaders have put together a great opportunity for high-school graduates as they prepare to head into the uncertainty and excitement of the next chapter of their lives.


The virtual Radix Retreat is FREE, and is very simple to access: go to, click where it says “Registration HERE”, enter your information, and you will receive an email with a PDF retreat guidebook, complete with all the links and information you will need to go on a self-guided Radix retreat at your own pace.  


While the retreat was designed with high-school seniors/graduates in mind, it’s certainly not exclusive to them.  With a focus on remaining rooted in Christ and adopting practices to remain that way, Radix is a retreat for anybody to enjoy and it's very convenient because it can be done on your time and all done virtually.


We wish you a happy and healthy summer!         ~ Andrea, Nicole, Melissa 


Interactive Online Event for Students!

Franciscan University is holding an event called LIVE. It’s all online, yet is interactive. The speakers are amazing! This event replaces the Steubenville Conferences that were cancelled this year. If you planned to attend Steubenville this year, you will be able to join in on LIVE events for free. If you are interested, but did not plan to attend Steubenville, we have a few open spots; we do ask that you consider a donation to the church. You will need to be registered ahead of time to participate in this event on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, and then as part of this event, we will gather together at St. Mary on Sunday, July 19 from 2:00 to 7:00pm (with social distancing). For more information or to register, please call Andrea Fisher at 515-240-5059. 


Please join us in saying the prayer below. We ask that you pray this at least once a day for the unity and healing for all during this tumultuous time.  Please let us know if their is any way we can assist you!  God Bless!

Heavenly Father,

we praise you for sending your Son

to be one of us and to save us.

Look upon your people with mercy,

for we are divided in so many ways,

and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.

We ask this gift, loving Father,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The bishop recorded a message to the youth which can be found here:

Catholic Youth Camp Is Cancelled This Summer

For an informational video, please go to https://www. facebook com/watch/?v=551613985540292 .