The Diocese of Des Moines

Memorial Day Mass — 

Bishop Richard Pates will celebrate the annual Memorial Day Mass at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines on Monday, May 30 beginning at 10 a.m.

If it rains, the Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road, in Des Moines at 10:15 a.m.

Local assemblies of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the Memorial Day Mass in cooperation with the diocesan Worship Office.

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving the United States. It was established after the Civil War as a means to unify the country with a national day of remembrance. It became a federal holiday in 1971 and is celebrated the last Monday in May.