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We invite you to our churches and schools. Please know that we are following safety measures to ensure we can publicly celebrate the sacraments. Follow this link to learn more.


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: May Day blessings

April 30, 2021

Religious women throughout the diocese are suprised with gifts and well wishes this May Day, a day celebrating spring. Thanks to the St. Serra Club of Des Moines for deliverying 40 baskets of snacks, wine, chocolate, flowers and more in gratitude for the sisters' dedicated service to the people of God.

Eucharistic Reflection: Appreciating A Gift

May 3, 2021

Imagine being in Italy, where the Vatican is located, and hearing all churches are closed due to the pandemic. This was the experience of seminarian Alex Kramer, who is studying there. He says there's something to the maxim: You don't appreciate what you have until it's gone. Having the Eucharist is a gift for us to treasure.

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.

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.