The Diocese of Des Moines

Seminarian Convocation
Our seminarians attended Mass at St. Ambrose Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Richard Pates
Seminarian Convocation — 

Seminarians for the Diocese of Des Moines gathered on Aug. 12 for a Day of Reflection with Bishop Pates before heading to the Quad Cities for an all-Iowa convocation with seminarians from all across the state.


Each seminarian visited as a group and individually with Bishop Pates as well as the Office of Vocations and the Finance Department  before heading to St. Ambrose Cathedral for Mass. They lunched with the Serra Club of Des Moines and priests of the diocese and thanked the Serra Club for its support. Then, the seminarians traveled to Bettendorf, where they will visit wtih seminarians from the Archdiocese of Dubuque and the Dioceses of Sioux City and Davenport.


Please keep our seminarians in your prayers as they head back to school. If you have an interest in discerning a call to the priesthood, contact Father David Muenchrath.