2024 Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools

The Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools is an annual event that unites the entire Diocese of Des Moines community in celebration of the life-changing impact our faith-centered education has provided for more than 150 years. Each year during the event, the diocese recognizes special educators, administrators, and volunteers for their impact on our Catholic schools. Learn more about this year's honorees.

Theme: Encounter, Friendship, Communion
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024 
Location: St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines, IA
Business Casual Attire


  • 4:30 p.m. Mass 
  • 5:30 p.m. Social Hour
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony featuring keynote presenters, the Schweizer family, including Olympian Karissa Schweizer

Karissa Schweizer with parents, Mike and Kathy, and siblings, Kelsey and Ryan

For more information or to get involved in this year's event, call (515) 237-5079 or email lholms@dmdiocese.org

Purchase Your Tickets

Purchase your tickets to this year's Annual Celebration of Catholic Schools. Tickets include individual tickets, hosting a table of 8, or sponsor options.