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Anniversary Masses

Bishop Joensen will celebrate a Mass to honor couples celebrating milestone anniversaries. A Certificate of Blessing is available with registration for couples celebrating milestone anniversaries.

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We are a vibrant faith community inviting every person to an encounter with Jesus Christ and experience his call to friendship and communion.

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Ignite! Campaign is underway

Be a part of the Ignite! Campaign as we invest in our future!

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Synod Themes

We invite you to explore the common themes articulated by the faithful and clergy in our listening sessions over the last year. The Synodal Synthesis for the Diocese of Des Moines and Region IX dioceses in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas are included.

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Supporting Moms in Need

Find out how you and your parish can support life by helping pregnant and parenting moms.

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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

Milestone Anniversary Mass 

Bishop William Joensen will celebrate an anniversary Mass on Oct. 15 to pray with, bless and honor couples celebrating milestone anniversaries. The Mass will be at St. Michael Parish in Harlan. A Certificate of Blessing is available with registration for couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (1, 10, 25 and 50+). Reserved seating is available for  couples and their families. A light reception will follow. To register, contact Cathy at 515-237-5004.

 

News & Blog

Is God calling you to be a Catholic deacon?

September 21, 2022

If you feel God nudging you to explore the possibility of becoming a deacon, check out one of several informational meetings we're hosting.

Food for the Journey: Names of the Eucharist in our lives

September 26, 2022

Our relationship with Jesus should give meaning, vitality, and support to our relationships with those whom we love. It should also guide us to be more forgiving and generous to those whom we might struggle to love.

Marriage & Family Life: Finding a shared purpose in the family

September 26, 2022

Adam's family tried creating a mission statement. Even in the midst of failure, Adam sees new enthusiasm and joy in his family as they try to live according to a shared purpose. Every failure is an opportunity for mercy and to try again.

Diocesan Events

Bishop Joensen Celebrating Two Milestone Anniversary Masses in October

October 15, 2022 5:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: St. Michael Parish, Harlan

Bishop Joensen will be celebrating two Milestone Anniversary Masses this fall in Des Moines and Harlan to pray with, bless and honor couples celebrating milestone anniversaries. A Certificate of Blessing is available with registration for couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (1, 10, 25 and 50+). Reserved seating will be available for these couples and their families. Light reception to follow. To register contact Cathy at 515-237-5004 or email her at cgearhart@dmdiocese.org.

Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide

October 17, 2022 6:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Sacred Heart Church, West Des Moines

On Oct. 17, the Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide begins. If you're healing after a separation or divorce, this is for you.

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.

Giving

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.