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May we have the courage to make the choices that benefit the common good.


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

Year of St. Joseph

Check out this opportunity to consecrate your life to St. Joseph.

St. Joseph

Pilgrimage to Honor St. Michael the Archangel

Eren Muniz of Christ the King Parish in Des Moines and nearly 70 others left at 3 a.m. on a nearly 16-mile trek to Indianola in honor of St. Michael the Archangel. 



God's Light Amid Pain of the Pandemic 

Bishop Joensen reflects on how our faith calls us to rise above our individual dispositions to make sacrifices for the common good.



News & Blog

Young Catholic Network learning from industry veterans

October 14, 2021

A new organization for young Catholic professionals is hearing from business veterans about how to balance living one's faith with the demands of the workplace.

Eucharistic Reflection: Sacramental Mysticism

October 12, 2021

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI explains that through Jesus' sacrifice, the relationship between God and his people changed. Instead of being in God's presence, his people became in union with God, sharing in Jesus' body and blood.

Marriage & Family Life: Put in the work to see growth

October 12, 2021

A son's dream of becoming an NFL player inspires his father to apply work and commitment to his spiritual life.

Diocesan Events

The Key to Human Flourishing

October 21, 2021 6:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Dr. Russell Hittinger, an expert in philosophy, law and religion, will discuss practical steps we can take for the common good.

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.