The Diocese of Des Moines
May 2017

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.

May 9, 2017
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Pope Francis is heading to Portugal May 12-13 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary to three shepherd children. Our Lady of Fatima appeared six times to them beginning May 13, 1917. The pope is expected to canonize two of the children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto.  

EWTN has multiple programs scheduled in celebration of the anniversary and the pope's visit. 

Locally, the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations has prepared a prayer service which will be held May 13 at Corpus Christi Parish (Holy Family site) in Council Bluffs, 23rd and Ave. B. at 6:30 p.m. During the service, the rosary will be prayed in five languages. A reception will be included. All are invited to participate. Contact Joan Gubbels at 712-322-4459 for more information.