The Worship department aims to facilitate our growth in unity as a local Church through our joyful and prayerful liturgical celebrations. In our role as a resource to the Bishop and as collaborators with the parishes and priests of the diocese, we are ready to connect you with information, materials, and formation opportunities to promote that unity.

Holy Hour resources

Bishop William Joensen encourages us to participate in a Holy Hour at church or at home. We ask the Holy Spirit to lead us as we emerge from the pandemic.


The Diocese of Des Moines is in Phase 3 of regathering. This phase requires all those on church property to wear masks, social distance and santize their hands as a way of being charitable to others and so that we can protect our ability to celebrate the sacraments. Read more about our approach to coping with the coronavirus. The Diocese of Des Moines continues to monitor the public health situation in southwest Iowa.


When we cannot receive the Eucharist, we can say the Prayer for Spiritual Communion. Here is the prayer in English and Spanish.

Online Masses

Looking for a Mass online?  Check out our master list of services. 

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Online Mass

offered at 9:30 a.m. Sundays by St. Francis of Assisi Parish includes American Sign Language.  When publicly celebrated Masses are resumed, ASL is available at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Des Moines and St. Francis in West Des Moines.


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