News: Diocese launches strategic planning process for St. Albert School

September, 5, 2018

Springing from a long-term strategic planning initiative for the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines, Bishop Richard Pates is launching a secondary strategic planning effort specifically for St. Albert Catholic School system.

News: Father Carlos Gomez Pineda returns to his home diocese in El Salvador

August, 31, 2018

Bishop Richard Pates has accepted a request from Father Carlos Gomez Pineda to return to his home diocese in El Salvador.

News: Bishop invites parishes, schools to participate in reparation for sexual abuse

August, 29, 2018

Bishop Richard Pates is inviting all parishes and schools in the diocese to set aside the four Fridays of September as special days for prayer and fasting in reparation for the sexual abuse of children.