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We invite you to join us at Mass. Read the latest COVID-19 mitigation steps in bishop's letter here.


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

Protector and father figure, we're honoring St. Joseph this year.

St. Joseph

Ordination livestream

Join us spiritually on Friday, June 11, in watching the ordination of Rodrigo Mayorga and Nick Smith. They will be ordained transitional deacons, the last major step before priesthood. The liturgy begins at 5 p.m.


Dew Tour

[Mt.] Dew Tour. Dew Fall. And the Dew of Divine Life. Find out what Bishop Joensen has to say in his most recent reflection about the Holy Spirit in the wake of our recent celebration of Pentecost.


News & Blog

News: Parish Ready to Celebrate Landmark Anniversary

May 20, 2021

Sacred Heart Church in Chariton was in the midst of a yearlong celebration when the pandemic hit. Now, it seems safe to celebrate again the longevity of the parish and the people of this faith community.

Eucharistic Reflection: Receiving the Call from the Heart of God

June 7, 2021

There's a connection between adoration and vocations. In order to hear God's call, we have to be able to listen.

Discover the Difference: Creating a Safe and Positive Learning Environment

June 2, 2021

This past school year, St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School in Ankeny was recognized as a Honor Plus School by the Iowa Department of Education its efforts to enact Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in an effort to foster a safe, positive learning environment.

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.