The Diocese of Des Moines
December 6, 2017
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Our very own Dr. Matt Halbach, of the St. Joseph Educational Center in West Des Moines, was interviewed for this story based on his new book on becoming more merciful. What does a parish of mercy look like? It has to do with opportunities to accompany others, whether they're in our families, in our parishes or out in the world. Check out the interview and then consider picking up the book or gifting it during this holiday season.




December 5, 2017
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Offices of the diocese, Catholic Charities and other organizations housed at the Catholic Pastoral Center re-open today after nearly a week of moving. The Pastoral Center underwent an extensive, yearlong reovation. But the moving trucks arrived and furniture and computers went from temporary office space at the Ruan building across the street and back to the Catholic Pastoral Center. Offices open at 8:30 a.m. today. We thank you for your patience and understanding. If you are coming to the center for a meeting, please excuse our mess. While we work on the second and third floors, construction workers continue to complete the project on the first floor and basement. When you arrive, go to the elevator and press 2. Our receptionist would be happy to greet you and direct you to your meeting.

Welcome back!




November 29, 2017
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Diocesan and Catholic Charities offices are temporary closed as we move back home to the Catholic Pastoral Center, which just underwent a yearlong renovation. Major work on the structure, the heating/air conditioning, the lighting and more was done over the last 13 months. Offices are currently closed during the move. Diocesan and Catholic Charities services will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 a.m. 

While they'll be back in the center, workers will still be completing jobs on the first floor and the basement of the building. If you happen to be coming for a meeting or to see us, please excuse our mess. You're invited to check in on the second floor of our building and we'd be happy to guide you to where your meeting is scheduled.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we restore this architectural gem in the heart of downtown Des Moines.




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