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We invite you to our churches and schools. Please know that we are following safety measures to ensure we can publicly celebrate the sacraments. Follow this link to learn more.


Catholic Schools

There are millions of reasons why a Catholic education is the best education around. Witness the difference!

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Visit Jesus

Are you experiencing "spiritual attention deficit disorder"? Spend time with Jesus, particularly in adoration. Our parishes are offering opportunities for you to find peace, forgiveness, healing & God's love.

Holy Hours

Launching the ADA

During this, the Year of St. Joseph, we honor those who work behind the scenes to help people come to know and love Jesus more deeply every day. Your support of the Annual Diocesan Appeal provides help for your parish and for families passing on the faith to the next generation. We are deeply grateful for your support during an unprecedented and trying year and we invite you to join us in providing for the spiritual needs of our people. Make an online gift to the ADA today.


News & Blog

News: Hamburg parish hoping third time's the charm

April 13, 2021

Twice, St. Mary Parish in the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg has tried to take down an old building and put up a new facility. Parishioners hope nothing stands in their way this time.

Holy Hour Reflection: We are Always in the Middle...Beginning

April 18, 2021

While we may think that new things begin with trumpets and big announcements, we can begin a change of heart with the smallest of things. We can begin to renew our love for Jesus with prayer before the Eucharist.

God is always with us

April 13, 2021

Anastasia learned that God sends comfort in flaps of wings and streaks of light.

Diocesan Events

Ministries & Services

Service Opportunities

Looking for a place to share your time and talent in service to others? There are several ways to get involved within Des Moines and our surrounding communities.


The Diocese of Des Moines provides many opportunities for people to share their gifts. Your generosity and support impact children and families of our community.

Social Justice

In Catholic Social Justice Teaching, the Church outlines seven specific ways we can put our faith into action by loving one another.