The Diocese of Des Moines
A Christmas message from Bishop Pates
December 24, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Bishop Richard Pates shares the following Christmas message: I extend to all in our diocesan community heartfelt, best wishes for a Merry Christmas and abundant blessings in 2015. We are blessed to have a vital, vibrant Church in the Diocese of Des Moines. As we move forward, inspired especially by Pope Francis, may we continue to emphasize our call to be evangelizers. We are the Body of Christ and our attentive care to render mercy, extend warm welcome, and assure inclusion in our communities, especially to those who are hurting, enables Christ to be born again and again. Save to


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