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Eucharistic Procession

As part of the Year of Eucharistic Revival, join Bishop Joensen in a Eucharistic Procession after 10:30am Mass on Aug. 28. Refreshments, fun, fellowship and games in outdoor plaza to follow.

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Themes that Emerged from the Synod

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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Ignite! Campaign is underway

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

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Welcome!

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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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.

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News & Blog

Eucharistic Procession: A Diocesan Moment in the Year of Eucharistic Revival

July 29, 2022

Join Bishop Joensen in a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, August 28 following the 10:30am Mass at the Basilica of St. John. Light refreshments, fun, fellowship and games in the outdoor plaza to follow. Shuttles provided.,

Let's Get Psyched: Hurt Feelings are Always a Big Deal

August 1, 2022

Words can hurt. Words can injure. It is quite painful to have unhealthy communication with loved ones, family, friends, and work colleagues. It is through communication that we connect and our spirits touch. When injurious words offend someone, feelings are hurt, thus an important need arises; the need to be validated.

Ticket Sales Close Friday, August 12!

July 1, 2022

Six educators, administrators and volunteers will be honored for exceptional service to Catholic education during the inaugural Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools on Aug. 27 in Indianola.

Diocesan Events

Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools

August 27, 2022 4:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Indianola

Ticket sales close Friday, August 12! Join us for the Bishop's Celebration of Schools and celebrate 120 years of faith-centered education in the Diocese of Des Moines! Held August 27, 2022 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Indianola, this event unites the entire diocesan community in celebration of the life-changing impact Catholic schools have provided for more than 120 years.

Eucharistic Procession: A Diocesan Moment in the Year of Eucharistic Revival

August 28, 2022 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Basilica of St. John to St. Ambrose Cathedral

Join Bishop Joensen on Sunday, August 28 for Mass at the Basilica of St. John, followed by a Eucharistic Procession to St. Ambrose Cathedral. Light refreshments, fun, fellowship and games to follow. Shuttles provided.

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.