The Diocese of Des Moines

CLADD Meetings starting 2017

 

ALL: Year End Celebration: Thursday, May 11, 2017--Adel, St. John (9am-1:45pm)

 

 

Growing Disciples E-Newsletter

Attached please find a copy of the Growing Disciples E-Newsletter for May 24, 2017. published every Wednesday from August through May. If you do not receive this E-Newsletter, please contact Sherri Simmer at ssimmer@dmdiocese.org.  

 

Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (formerly the Diocesan Youth Rally)

Mark your calendars for Oct. 22, 2017 for the new & improved Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference to be held at Dowling Catholic High School with Cajun Speaker: Katie Prejean Mcgrady and Canadian Musician: Joe Zambon. Contact Sherri Simmer for details ssimmer@dmdiocese.org or 515-237-5058. This day is for Middle School & High School Youth. Save the Date flyer click here.
 

NOVOS -Young Adult Mass

Young Adult Mass and Social  - 4th Thursday of the Month

Sponsored by Novos Young Adults

All 20-and-30-somethings seeking faith and fellowship are invited to the diocesan young adult Mass at St. Ambrose Cathedral (607 High St.) in downtown Des Moines.  Doors open early with confession being offered at 6 p.m. and the rosary prayed at 6:30 p.m.  The young adult Mass begins at 7 p.m.  Afterwards, we'll go somewhere downtown for dinner/drinks and socializing.  For more information, contact Sherri Simmer at 515-237-5058, ssimmer@dmdiocese.org or visit Novos Young Adults on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/143948725270/

 

Brewing Faith - 2nd Thursday of the Month

Sponsored by Novos Young Adults

The Brewing Faith Speaker Series is an event for young adults 21+ (and the young at heart) to gather after work for dinner, drinks and discussion.  Arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the River Room at Raccoon River Brewing Co. (200 10th St., Des Moines) to get the fun & food/drink orders rolling.  A short talk will begin after dinner, followed by Q&A and table discussion. For more information, contact Sherri Simmer at 515-237-5058 or ssimmer@dmdiocese.org, or visit Novos Young Adults on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/143948725270.

 

Charitable & Non-Profit Organization Directory 2014

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Vocations

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News)—Christian families should be a happy and loving environment in which young people can discern calls to the priesthood or religious life, Pope Benedict XVI says in his message for the World Day of Prayers for Vocations.


For the first time in recent history, the number of religious priests has increased!


Emphasizes Importance of Studying the Faith as an Organic Whole


The 2012 celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life will be observed in the United States on the weekend of Feb. 4-5.


Mass with Seminarians, August 20, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI gives guidance and support to seminarians for their years of formation.


VATICAN CITY, 27 SEP 2011 (VIS) - On Saturday 24 September, during the course of his apostolic visit to Germany, the Holy Father met with seminarians in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, whom he addressed off-the-cuff in German. Extracts of his remarks are given below.


MAYNOOTH, Ireland, OCT. 18, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Answering the "call" is getting a little easier these days, and in a surprising place. Those who want more information on joining the Catholic priesthood in Ireland need look no further than their smart phone.


The clergy topped the list of the Ten Happiest Jobs found in an article at Forbes.com, as reported a General Social Survey by the National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago.   Read the whole article here:  ...


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