The Diocese of Des Moines
June 27, 2017
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Our diocese is sending 17 delegates to the historic Convocation of Catholic Leaders is this weekend, July 1-4, in Orlando! Some of the presentations will be streamed live. Watch here for video as it becomes available.

Also, listen to Iowa Catholic Radio to hear reports from the gathering and various perspectives immediately after. Catholic Charities Executive Director Nancy Galeazzi will be on live on July 3 at 8:10 a.m., diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adults Justin White will be on July 5 at 7:15 a.m., and Dana Wenstrand, representing the rural areas of our diocese, will be on July 6 at 7:45 a.m.



May 30, 2017
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

In order to make "The Joy of the Gospel" a living document in the Church of the United States, the U.S. bishops have convened a historic convocation of Catholic leaders this July. At this gathering diocesan delegations will reflect on Pope Francis’s call to be a Church which goes forth. Further, they will identify concrete and measurable ways to better serve the peripheries of our communities. Our diocese is sending a delegation of 17 individuals, and in preparation for the convocation we’d like to hear from you, so that we can bring our local perspective to this national conversation. Please consider responding to this survey by Friday, June 16. 

Thank you for your participation, and please pray for this historic gathering in the upcoming weeks!

May 17, 2017
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates will celebrate the annual Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 29 at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines beginning at 10 a.m. If it rains, the Mass will begin at 10:15 a.m. at St. Theresa Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road. All are invited to join us as we honor those who died in military service to the United States.