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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

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: Priest celebrates 60 'fantastic' years of service

April 13, 2021

At the end of May, Father Paul Koch will mark 60 years of priestly ordination. While he's not planning a celebration, he's grateful for his vocation. "I wouldn't trade it for anything!" he said.

Discover the Difference: 2 Schools Accommodate Enrollment Growth

April 22, 2021

Two diocesan schools - St. Luke the Evangelist and St. Pius X - are making building upgrades to accommodate enrollment growth.

Marriage & Family Life: Begin again on the road to follow Jesus

April 22, 2021

Adam's tradition of getting new baby chicks on Easter Monday reminds him of hope, new life and creation. As we continue in this Easter season, let's focus on Jesus' love, which opens up new pathways and offers us hope.

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.