The Diocese of Des Moines





Diocese to hold special collection



As we are very much aware, Hurricane Matthew devastated significant parts of the southeast coast of the United States and some countries in the Caribbean, especially Haiti.  With appreciation, we have witnessed the relief efforts of many government and social aid agencies, especially Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Services.  They have done yeoman service in bringing relief to tens of thousands affected by this disaster.


Bishop Richard Pates joins Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in asking for generous financial support for those who are suffering. A special collection will be taken up in parishes of the Diocese of Des Moines on October 29 - 30. To provide an online contribution, click here!  All contributions sent to the Diocese of Des Moines will be used to support those who are suffering.





The Diocese of Des Moines has launched a new online donation system!  Donors wishing to make an ONLINE gift may now opt to use their credit cards for single payments or "set it and forget it" recurring gifts!  Donors are asked to register on the new website to enjoy all of the features available.  Now, you can view your charitable giving history, update your address, set up your own Automatic Withdrawal from your checking account or credit card payments.


Registration is not required to make an online payment, but we encourage you to  join our community!  Instructions for joining and making a gift can be found at the link on the left of this page.



The Diocese of Des Moines provides many opportunities for people to share their gifts.  The following is a list of local and national collections donors can support.  To support a national collection, follow the link to the donation page for that organization.  For all local collections and appeals, visit


2017 SPECIAL Collections

January 29          Project HOPE

March 5                Annual Diocesan Appeal

March 26             Catholic Relief Services

April 14                Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

May 7                   Catholic Communications Campaign

May 14                 Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

June 25                Peters Pence

July 16                 Catholic Charities

August 6              Collection for the Church in Africa

September 17    Seminarian Special Collection

September 25    Louisiana Disaster Relief

October 22          World Mission Sunday (also supports Caltholic Home Missions, Church in

                              Eastern Europe, and Church in Latin America.)

November 19     Catholic Campaign for Human Development (USCCB)

December 10      Retirement Fund for Religious