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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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Visit Jesus

Spend time with Jesus, particularly in adoration. Our parishes are offering opportunities for you to find peace, forgiveness, healing & God's love.

Holy Hours

Catholic Schools

There are millions of reasons why a Catholic education is the best education around. Witness the difference!

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Bring the children

What parent can't relate to the challenges of bringing children to Mass? We invite you to bring the little ones to church. To parents and their children: You are seen; you are cherished; you are wanted.


News & Blog

Eucharistic Revival Preacher Coming to Diocese

January 19, 2023

From physics to priesthood, Father Samuel Hakeem wanted to be an astronaut until he felt called to priesthood. Now, he's part of the nationwide Eucharistic Revival.

Bishop: Mary's Eucharistic Son: Balm for the Sick

January 26, 2023

The approaching World Day for the Sick on Feb. 11 makes us particularly grateful for all our hospital chaplains and for parish priests and extraordinary ministers who bring our Eucharistic Lord to the sick and the homebound. Jesus is the medicine of immortality who allows us to gaze upon him, to receive him, to abide in his mercy.

Food for the Journey: Food for those who fail

January 26, 2023

As disciples of Christ, we are all called to evangelize by first denouncing ourselves and picking up our cross. It's hard. But when we come to the Eucharistic table, we are reminded of Jesus' love and gain strength and courage to carry on.

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.

Catholic Social Teaching

In Catholic Social Teaching, the Church outlines seven specific ways we can put our faith into action by loving one another.