The Diocese of Des Moines
Msgr. McDonnell Passes Away, Funeral Arrangements
June 10, 2013
Written By: Kelly Collins

We ask your prayers for Monsignor Joseph McDonnell, who passed away on Saturday, June 8 at Mercy Hospice.  As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate the gift of his life and ministry in the Diocese of Des Moines.


All services will be held at St. Pius Church in Urbandale. The funeral will also  be broadcast live on Iowa Catholic Radio:  1150 AM, 88.5FM and 94.5FM or can be streamed at The schedule is as follows:


Thursday,  June 13

3:00 pm - Rosary

4:00 – 7:00 pm - Visitation

7:00 pm – Vigil


Friday,  June 14

10:00 am – Funeral

Followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery


May Monsignor now enjoy the fullness of peace and new life with our God.

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