Our Purpose

The Catechetical Institute is an ongoing formation resource for Catholic adults of the Diocese of Des Moines who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation.

Through the Catechetical Institute, the Catechism is treated as the road map for the journey in faith, with each module of the four-module program focusing on one of the four pillars of the Catechism:

Creed:  The Story in Miniature
Sacraments:  The Blessing Revealed and Communicated
The Moral Life:  Fulfillment in Beatitude
Prayer:  The Blessing Given and Received

When and Where

We meet on Monday evenings 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Pastoral Center for our study sessions.

Our two formative sessions take place at St. Augustin from 8:00 AM - 11 AM on Saturdays.


Our past instructors include:

Msgr. Frank Bognanno
Bo Bonner
Fr. James Downey
John Huynh
Bishop William Joensen
Bud Marr
Fr. P.J. McManus
Katie Patrizio
Fr. Chris Reising
Fr. Adam Westphal