News: Diocese humming with plans for episcopal ordination

August, 21, 2019

Plans are underway for the Sept. 27 ordination and installation of Bishop-elect William Joensen as the 10th bishop of the Des Moines diocese. The event at St. Francis in WDM is expected to draw a full house so tickets will be required for admittance. Watch our diocesan website or to see the ordination and installation. The public is invited to evening prayer, also known as vespers, on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Cathedral, and a reception at the Ron Pearson Center in WDM immediately following the installation.

News: Pope names Father Joensen next bishop of Des Moines diocese

July, 18, 2019

Pope Francis named Loras College professor Father William M. Joensen, Ph.D., as the 10th bishop for the Diocese of Des Moines.

News: New Diocesan Schools Superintendent Named

July, 5, 2019

Bishop Richard Pates has named Donna Bishop as the new diocesan Schools Superintendent. She began June 30. She recently led the Archdiocese of Omaha through a regionalization process that the Diocese of Des Moines is experiencing today.