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, May 9th: TBD

Back by popularity, this week join us for a few games of Ultimate Frisbee! We will meet at 6pm on the Walker-Johnston Park soccer fields, but feel free to come when you can! Bring a bottle of water for during the break, feel free to bring a frisbee, invite a friend, or come solo! No matter on your skill level, come and join in the fun!

New to the area or have never been to one of our events? Let us know if you have any questions or how we can help! We would love to connect you to our wonderful growing community!


Thursday, May 16th: Stamp Out Hunger Event! 

Stamp Out Hunger will be at the State Fairgrounds the week of May 16th. We will have more details soon for a meeting place/time for our service event this evening!

Thursday, May 23rd: YCDM Social Night! 

Join YCDM for a social night on the rooftop of Market One (130 E 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309). Feel free to bring a game to share! The evening begins at 6:30pm or come when it works for you! See you there!
Never been to one of our events? New to the Area? Just have questions? Let us or one of our event hosts know how we can help, we would love to connect you to our growing community!

Thursday, May 30th: Mass and Brews! 

Join us for Mass and Brews at St. Mary of Nazareth! 4600 Meredith Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310. Confessions begin at 6:15, Rosary at 6:40, and Mass at 7pm. If you remember our Mass from last year, we are excited to return to St. Mary's! Following Mass, Brody McCarthy will help head up a campfire at St. Mary's, so BYOB!

 Feel free to reach out to this event's hosts David Reising and Blake Riffel, who 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

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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