The Diocese of Des Moines

Diocese issues policy on Wednesday evening, Sunday morning activities — 

Bishop Richard Pates announced his approval and implementation of a policy for the Diocese of Des Moines regarding church/school activities in the diocese on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings as recommended by the diocesan Presbyteral (priests) Council. This policy is the culmination of a pastoral vision for high school youth that includes a comprehensive approach to adolescent faith formation. Read a copy of the policy here. In issuing this policy, Bishop Pates said: "Our contemporary culture continues to invade the valuable time necessary for religious education as well as family time. This diocesan policy strives to make certain sufficient time is provided among the myriad activities that crowd the schedules of our youth. Priests, parents, religious educators and youth ministers recognize the lifelong benefit of such outreach."