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, January 17th: Tie Blanket Service Activity!

Last year we made many awesome tie blankets and donated them to Mercy hospital for children to receive a blanket! It was such a simple, but meaningful service, we would love to do it again! This time, it would be awesome if you could bring some fabric with you to make together and donate! There are so many fun patterns and Hobby lobby often has great coupons as a suggestion!

Location: Sacred Heart Church parish center (1627 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265). There will be snacks and music! Join us in giving back to the community by helping keep little ones warm! Anna Wernimont and Rebecca Johll will be your hosts, let us know what questions we can answer! 

Thursday, January 24th: Mass and Brews! 

Join us for Confessions at 6:15pm at St. Ambrose, a Rosary at 6:40, and Mass with Bishop Pates at 7.  After Mass, we'll head somewhere downtown for brews! 

Thursday, January 31st: Games and Social at The Hall! 

Join our great community in faith for a fun night at The Hall (111 S 11th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265), a giant space with great food truck options, good drinks, and tons of board games. Feel free to bring a favorite or just come and enjoy whats there. Elizabeth Nahas will be there to help spot the group and welcome all the new friends into our community. 


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

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