Disability Ministry Events

Nourish Caregiver Support Group

Nourish Caregiver Support Group are monthly gatherings to support and empower caregivers through the gift of faith. The program is designed to provide the tools and resources to build a caregiver's resilience by supporting their practical, emotional and spiritual needs.

All caregivers are welcome to attend.
When: Last week of month, day and location varies between parishes.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Dan Maxcy danm@holytrinitydm.org at Holy Trinity Parish, 2926 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310 (515) 255-3162

Diocese Event Page has current month posting

Housecalls virtual support group for caregivers hosted by Nourish for Caregivers.


Hopefully coming soon 


Hopefully coming soon!


RISE and Sunshine Kids at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart

 RISE is an inclusive ministry that combines both teens and young adults in a fun, friendly, and energetic environment.  Its focus is on inclusivity, service, and social experiences and slightly different from classroom formation we often identify as SPRED.  RISE stands for Reaching Inclusion through Service and Experience.  Its purpose is to provide young adults and teens with or without disabilities the opportunity to grow in friendship while engaging in service and social activities.  

RISE meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30pm-8pm.  All Gatherings are held in the gym or youth room.   Registration is requested, and inquiries can be directed to Mary Sankey at marys@olih.org or 515-964-3038 ext. 118.  Please visit the OLIH special needs webpage https://www.olih.org/special-needs-1 and click on “RISE-sign-up” to register.  The cost is free, and open to all denominations.  We simply ask that you respect the Catholic Faith, our members, and facility while at Our Lady’s. 

Sunshine Kids is a special needs ministry group for children under the age of 12.  This group meets once a month from October to April.  Holiday and Valentine Respite events are offered to provide parents time for holiday preparation and self-care.

Additional details on days and activities for RISE and Sunshine Kids.

For additional information contact Patty Origer, Persons with Disability Ministry Coordinator,  phone 515-237-5073.