The Diocese of Des Moines
We're at the Iowa State Fair
We're at the Iowa State Fair
August 13, 2016
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

While you're walking around the Iowa State Fair, be sure to stop by and say "Hello" to deacons from across the state, who are manning a booth right next to one for Iowa Catholic Radio near the Bill Riley talent stage. Under the coordination of Deacon Tom Bradley, Des Moines diocesan deacons will be at the fair to answer questions about our faith, about their vocation, about the Jubilee of Mercy and more. Deacons from other dioceses will be present as well: 

  • Dubuque Diocese Sunday and Monday, Aug. 14-15 
  • Davenport Diocese Thursday, Aug. 18
  • Sioux City Diocese Friday, Aug. 19, 10-12

Deacon Bradley is also coordinating the availability for reconciliation at the fair. Priests already scheduled are:

  • Fr. Larry Hoffman on Friday Aug. 12  11:00 1:00
  • Fr. Dan Kirby Tuesday Aug. 16  11:00 1:00
  • Fr. Ross Parker Wednesday Aug. 17  1:00-3:00
  • Fr. Chris Fontanini 1:00-3:00, and Msgr. Frank Chiodo 3:00-5:00 Thursday, Aug. 18 Save to


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