Novos Young Adults 

Novos is a community of young Catholics from all the parishes of the Des Moines metro area, broken and in need of healing, assured of that healing in Jesus Christ and His Church.  Dedicated to building community through faith, Novos meets weekly (usually on Thursdays) to celebrate and grow in our faith with one another.  Novos draws from all parishes in the Des Moines metro, and is dedicated to helping young adults grow to be more and more connected not only to Novos but to the parishes of our Diocese.

There is no need to sign-up, register, or "officially" be a part of Novos--if you want to come to a Novos event, you're part of Novos!  Come to all the events every month, or just come to the ones that strike you as something that will feed you spiritually.  Whatever your level of involvement or experience in the community already, everybody is welcome who wants to join.

This Month's Events


Thursday, August 9th: Open House at St. Pius

Our tour of the parishes in the Des Moines metro continues this week with St. Pius X in Urbandale! Fr. Dave Fleming and young adults from the parish will lead us in a tour of the parish grounds, an overview of what ministries and activities go on at St. Pius, a brief prayer and worship experience, and ways to get connected and involved. All are welcome!

Thursday, August 16th: School Supplies Drive

Most of us don't have to buy school supplies for ourselves anymore, but that shouldn't stop us from buying them to help out others!  This Thursday night, instead of spending money on food, drinks, or entertainment at a Novos event, please claim a school and grade from the lists linked below, go out solo or with friends to buy the items for the grade you've claimed, and bring them by 8:00pm to the Catholic Pastoral Center at 601 Grand Avenue.  From there, the Catholic Schools Office will distribute them to the individual schools, and they'll be set!

St. Patrick's

St. Joseph's

St. Anthony's

Thursday, August 23rd: Mass & Brews at St. Ambrose & 300 Rooftop

6:15 pm Confessions, 6:40 pm Rosary, 7:00 pm Mass w/ Bishop Pates

After Mass: social at 300 Rooftop

Thursday, August 30th: Concert at Jasper Winery to Support Mary's Meals

Dance the night away at Jasper Winery listening to High South, drinking Jasper's finest and eating Gusto Pizza!  This is a free concert and all donations go directly to Mary's Meals where just $19.50 feeds a child for an entire school year - a simple solution to world hunger.  If you joined us last year for this benefit concert, we raised enough money to feed 1,700 children. From the heartland of the US bringing peace, love and harmony to the children of Mary's Meals.  More information here.

Have ideas or suggestions for future Novos events?  Let us know!  Email Justin White, Director of Young Adult Ministry anytime!

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