The Diocese of Des Moines

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Diocese of Des Moines


October 3-4

Sign language available at St. Catherine

Sign language is available every Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  At St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center near Drake University in Des Moines. For more information please contact Peggy Chicoine at 



We invite you to listen radio programs in Spanish:


Fortaleciendo Nuestra Fe              Saturdays at noon                         La Reina 1260AM

La Linea de la Esperanza             Wednesday at 11 a.m.                   La Reina 1260AM

La Hora de Cristo Rey                 Thursdays at 11 a.m.                     La Ley 105.5 FM


Mark your calendar

The closing event for the Year of Marriage and Family will be next Sunday, Oct. 11, at St. Boniface Parish in Waukee. Join us for Mass, a keynote presentation by John and Terri Bosio and a family dinner and social. For more information or to register for childcare, contact Adam Storey at or call 515-237-5056.


(COUNCIL BLUFFS AREA) Corpus Christi marriage enrichment event

Join us as we celebrate the Year of Marriage and Family with national speakers and authors John and Teri Bosio. The Bosios will be presenting a keynote talk “Our Marriage is Our Treasure” on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, Holy Family site. A wine and cheese reception will follow with the Bosios. This event is free and childcare is available. To register for childcare contact Adam Storey. Holy Family is located at 2217 Avenue B, Council Bluffs.


Divorce workshop

Is anyone in your family divorced? Invite them to “The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide” 12-week group which begins this Monday, Oct. 5, at St. Augustin Church in Des Moines. Group meets Monday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost of $30 per person. Find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic teachings. For more information call Deacon Tony Valdez at 515-979-2301.


Beginning Experience dance

Celebrate “Dancing through the Decades” at St. Augustin Church from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 in the upper level of the church. Free refreshments.  Cost is $5/person. Beginning Experience, a faith-based peer ministry whose primary goal is to provide caring and personalized support to those who have been divorced, separated, or widowed on their journey of healing through the loss of a spouse. For more information, contact Marian Tonhouse 515-964-7815.  


Women’s retreat

Des Moines Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is very excited to offer a spiritual opportunity for all Catholic women in our diocese.  Our Fall Retreat will be Oct. 17 at St. Augustin Parish Hall in Des Moines from 8:30-3 p.m.  Kathy Reardon, a well-known and gifted spiritual director, will be our facilitator.  Her theme is Manifesting Love:  Becoming Living Prayer.  Cost is $15 ($20 at the door) which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  Please RSVP by Oct. 13 with your check made out to DM DCCW to:  Marilyn Alfers  26345 Sycamore Road,  Neola, Iowa 51559.  For questions, please call Shirley Chamberlain 712-489-2442.