The Diocese of Des Moines

World Meeting of Families 2018


The IX World Meeting of Families  will be held August 21-26, 2018 in Dublin Ireland. This is the first World Meeting of Families since the promulgation of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on Marriage, The Joy of Love. To learn more about this historic event visit their website here


Our diocese will be sending a pilrgrimage group to tour Ireland prior to the World Meeting of Families and join Pope Francis and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for the closing mass and ceremony. Check out our pilgrimage brochure here, and sign up for our pilgrimage here with group number 18025. Sign up by October 10th and save $100. 


Want to learn more? Attend one of our diocesan information nights on any of the following evenings:


September 25th, at St Mary of Nazareth Parish in Des Moines

September 26th, at St Mary’s Parish in Red Oak

September 28th, at Christ the King Parish in Des Moines

October 3rd, at All Saints Parish in Stuart

October 5th at Corpus Christi Parish, Holy Family site, in Council Bluffs


All meetings will be held from 6:30-8 PM. RSVP’s are required and can be made with Adam Storey at 515-237-5056 or