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St. Theresa – My School is Cool!

St. Theresa 3rd graders – posing? us? Never!

St. Theresa Catholic School is COOOL!



Enrollment: 295

St. Theresa School recently became a STEM-certified school for grades 3-8.  St. Theresa successfully obtained all four grants it applied for and is certified in each of the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.


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Broadcasting from Christ Our Life



One Winner Receives All:

Age to Age, music by  Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte, Curtis Stephan

A New Day, music by Steve Angrisano

Confession, audio CD by Fr. Larry Richards

The Mass Explained, audio CD by Fr. Larry Richards

Tweet Inspirations by Mark Hart

Behold the Mystery by Mark Hart

The R Father by Mark Hart

Zealous by Mark Hart

Doers of the Word by Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Surrender by Fr. Larry Richards

Be A Man by Fr. Larry Richards

Boy Who Met Jesus by Immaculee Ilibagiza


Christ Our Life Contest Rules

one entry per person

Listen Saturday, September 20 from 10:30 am until 6:00 pm

Joining us on-air is Tom Peterson, Steve Angrisano, Magnus McFarland Barrow, Angela Perez Baraquio, Fr. Larry Richards, Tony Melendez, Mario St. Francis, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Mark Hart

Listen Sunday, September 21 from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm

Joining us on-air Sunday is Immaculee Ilibagiza, Steve Angrisano, Mark Hart and Tom Peterson

Throughout the conference, we will have your friends, neighbors, children and leaders sharing the impact CHRIST OUR LIFE is having on their lives!


Check Out what Joshua Root had to say about his experience at CHRIST OUR LIFE:

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Assumption – My School is Cool!



“When God embodies the whole school, somehow success comes easier.”
–Assumption Student

Assumption School develops and inspires learning for life by providing a world-class education within a Catholic environment for our students.

Check out this video!  Assumption Subway

Listen to these special features from Assumption Catholic School:

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My School is Cool Assumption Feature-2

My School is Cool Assumption Feature-3

1904 Sycamore St., Granger, www.assumptionschoolgranger.org, 515-999-2211, 2012-2013 enrollment: 93
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Holy Family – Congrats 3rd Graders!

Holy Family School
1265 E. 9th St
Des Moines, IA  50316
(515) 262-8025
2012-2013 Enrollment: 240
Students come from 17 different countries and speak 14 different languages.  The Department of Education described Holy Family as “The flagship school for diversity in the state of Iowa.”  The Holy Family Catholic School is the only Catholic school in Iowa with a year-round school calendar; real success is evident with the increase in assessment scores.


Listen to what Holy Family Students have to say about their school:

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Iowa State Fair Aug 7 – 17

Where better to spread the Word of God than in front of over a million people at the 2014 Iowa State Fair!

Stop by and visit the Iowa Catholic Radio booth across from the Anne & Bill Riley stage for FREE
information about the Catholic Church, Catholic Organizations and Iowa Catholic Radio.

Enter HERE for a chance to  win Iowa Catholic Radio gift basket:

The gift basket includes a beautiful new Bible with your name inscribed, two Rosaries, Children’s Action Bible, a praying lamb and a Jesus prayer card.

Giveaways are daily … Register Now!

Contest Rules

Thank you Iowa Knights of Columbus, Nutri-Cal and Divine Treasures for underwriting Iowa Catholic
Radio at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

Iowa Knights of Columbus

Nutri-Cal … Grow healthy

Divine Treasures – Your Catholic Book and Gift Source!
5701 Hickman Road, Des Moines

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REGISTER HERE for Dr. Ray on June 9!

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Moms’ Night Out – Great FUN!

Moms’ Night Out, the movie, Opened Friday, May 9th

Moms’ Night Out sponsored by Iowa Catholic Radio and hosted by Catholic Women Now co-hosts Julie Nelson and Chris Magruder

premiered Friday night and is the first of many special events!  Check out Catholic Women Now

every Thursday 9am and rebroadcast at 9pm!  WOW!

Photos thanks to:

Ana Leigh Photography

Simple – Honest – Timeless





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‘Fran’tastic @ Dowling Catholic

The VOTES are in and SOPHOMORES win!

Dowling Sophomores t-shirt “My Man Fran” won them their custom designed t-shirt and a jeans day at

Dowling Catholic on Wednesday, May 7!

It was a ‘Fran’tastic day and Pope Francis definitely had their backs!

Thanks for voting for Dowling Sophomores during My School is Cool!


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Parish Spotlight – St. Ambrose


Listen to what St. Ambrose members have to say about their parish:


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St. Ambrose Mission

We are a diverse community of the poor, disadvantaged and hungry, well-to-do, young, elderly, visitors and those seeking refuge. We are a Eucharistic community of many cultures. We strive for unity in our diversity by expressing our love of God through prayer and worship, through justice and service, through the ministry of welcoming, through catechesis, evangelization and ecumenism. We shall pursue this mission faithfully by following the example of Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts and talents of our members.








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Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY

Check out some of our recent guests:

Co-Coach Sharon Hanson joined us on Monday following the successful bid as the Girls State Basketball 5A  Champs Dowling Catholic High School:

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Rise and shine at 7am with Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY.  Other than Jeanne Wells Weather, which never seems to be right anyway, the news, sports and guests provide a warm and welcoming addition to your morning.  Jon Leonetti, Mark Amadeo and I have a special connection and all the credit goes to the Holy Spirit.

Jon Leonetti was raised Catholic, just like all three of us, and took a turn at seminary to discern a call to the priesthood.  After walking across America with a buddy from seminary, not only did he gain a grass roots perspective on the Catholic youth of America, but also discerned he was called to marriage.  He and his wife, Teresa, just celebrated their second wedding anniversary and were blessed with a son in 2012, Joseph.

Jon is an up and coming star on the international speaking circuit and you can find more information about Jon at www.jdleonetti.com.

The most common question asked about Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer Mark Amadeo is why.  Why do we call him Dowling Catholic Hall of Famer?  Mark has been announcing games at Dowling Catholic High School since he was a student at Dowling!  For his 30+ years of dedicated broadcasting service, Mark was inducted in the Dowling Hall of Fame in 2010.  Mark’s son, Alex attends Grand View College; Mark and his wife, Mary, have a kindergarten daughter, Gracie, who attends Holy Trinity Catholic School.

If Jon is the up and coming star, I must be the setting sun of the bunch.  As the senior member of the Morning Show team, I’m the youngest to the broadcast world.  Even though I’m known for Jeanne Wells Weather, my true love of the show is the opportunity to pray with and for our family of listeners.  My own family is all grown up; my son, Evan and Mandy have my (most adorable in the whole world) granddaughter, Katelyn.  My daughter, Chelsea and Andy, added a grandson, Drew,  to my brood in November 2013.

The mission of Iowa Catholic Radio is to ‘teach, defend and evangelize the Catholic faith’.   Jon, Mark and I are blessed to be a daily witness for our faith, and pray that our voice can help someone find their voice in giving praise and thanksgiving to God.

Thanks for reading this blog and please let me know what you would like to hear as I share more — including behind-the-scenes with our guests and the ministry of Iowa Catholic Radio TODAY.


Jeanne Wells

Executive Director of Catholic Tuition Organization and Co-Host of The Morning Show Today


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