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Advent 2021

Find activities for the entire family, Advent feast days, video reflections and much more as we prepare for Jesus.

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Get Vaccinated

The four bishops of Iowa encourage vaccination to fight COVID-19.

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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


In Week 1 of our four-part series, Kristi reflects on how she plans to be more intentional about these days and weeks leading up to Christmas. 




Get Vaccinated

For our families, our neighbors and our communities, the four bishops of Iowa encourage vaccination for the common good. Hear why Daniel and Ellen Rosmann, organic farmers in Shelby County, chose to get vaccinated.








News & Blog

New fund helps parishes come to the aid of another

November 17, 2021

St. Mary Parish in Hamburg has tried to build a new religious education center several times and each time, it suffered a setback. The faith community in the southwest corner of our Diocese needs our help.

Eucharistic Reflection: Adoration leaves you spiritually uplifted

November 9, 2021

Adoration is addictive, says Tony Humeston. "The hour passes too quickly; I have never been bored; no two hours are the same."

Discover the Difference: Dispelling Myths About Catholic Education

November 1, 2021

Dispel 10 myths about Catholic schools.

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.

Catholic Social Teaching

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