YCDM Thursdays

Dedicated to building community through faith, Young Catholics of Des Moines (YCDM) meets weekly (usually on Thursdays) to celebrate and grow in our faith with one another.  This community 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 YCDM but to the parishes of our Diocese.

There is no need to sign-up, register, or "officially" be a part of YCDM--if you're a young Catholic in Des Moines, you're in!  Come to all the events every month, or just come to the ones that strike you as something that will feed you.  

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 21st: Soccer Night!  

Join us for some friendly games of indoor soccer! All levels of play welcome to join in the fun! Come solo, or bring a friend. We will be playing a the AIB Activities Center (2280 Bell Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50321). We will gather at 7pm and play a few games until 9pm or until people are tired.
Rebecca Johll and Matthew Johll will be your hosts, so let them or us know if you have any questions! If you are new to the area or would like to be more involved, let us know. We would love to meet you and continue to build up our awesome community! See you there!  

Saturday, March 23rd: Exploring Spiritual Gifts Workshop!

Mark off March 23rd for a great day of discerning and exploring the ways in which the Holy Spirit has gifted you at our free Exploring Spiritual Gifts workshop. This day will begin at 9am and go until roughly 1pm, with a light lunch provided, and will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Center at 601 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309). In order to help us anticipate food and materials, please RSVP at the link below. Space is a bit limited, so RSVP-ing sooner than later is appreciated. 


Thursday, March 28th: Mass and Brews!

Join us for Mass and Brews at St. Theresa's (1230 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50311) this month! Confessions begin at 6:15, Rosary at 6:40, and Mass at 7pm. Social to follow at location TBD. We love having everyone involved, so let us know if you would like to assist as a lector, help with music, a Eucharistic minister, or help lead the Rosary! 

Never been to one of our events? New to the Area? Just have questions? Feel free to reach out to this events Hosts David Reising and Blake Riffel and we would love to get you plugged in with our growing community!


YCDM-Metro Thursday Night Ministry Leadership

2019 Co-Directors

Benjamin Cohen

Rebecca Johll

2019 Board Members

Elizabeth Nahas

David Reising

Blake Riffel

Anna Wernimont

Matthew Johll 

Christina Vazquez 


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

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