Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, diocesan young adult in-person programming has been cancelled indefinitely. Once we return to a point where the bishop reinstates public Masses and the state approves large public gatherings again, we'll pick back up with our time together.

In the meantime, take care of yourselves and one another, persevere in prayer, and wash your hands!



Upcoming Virtual Events

Daily Rosary on Google Hangouts, 7pm from March 25 to April 2

We hope to provide this opportunity for community in the midst of isolation, while also praying for all those affected by the pandemic. Our Lady encourages us to, "Pray the rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world..." In this time of chaos where the world seems to be shutting down, we are especially called to pray for peace. If you can't make every day happen that is completely understandable since everyone has different life circumstances. We would love it if you can join us even for once a week!

Download the Google Hangouts App, or join us in your browser. The link to our Google Hangout is:

If you'd like to volunteer to lead a decade, see sign-up:

Having trouble remembering how to pray the rosary? Or which Mystery goes where? See this helpful resource:…/…/rosaries/how-to-pray-the-rosary.cfm



YCDM Thursday Nights


Dedicated to growing in faith through community, 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 greater 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 you need.  

YCDM Thursday Night Ministry Leadership


2020 Board Members

Abigail Akers -- co-director 

Christina Vazquez -- co-director

Matthew Johll -- co-director

Joanna Burgarino -- social media director

Andrea Rodriguez 

Blake Riffel

Carlos Arreola 

Claire Sevenich


Have ideas or suggestions for future YCDM events?  Let us know!  Email Justin White, Director of Young Adult Ministry, or get in touch with any of the YCDM Board Members listed above at a YCDM Thursday evening event.

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