Outside Our Parish

See Diocesan events at www.dmdiocese.org and offerings sponsored by St. Joseph Ed Center at www.sjeciowa.org

Diocesan Retreat Centers and Spiritual Directors

Discovering Spiritual Gifts
with Deb Richards
Sat, June 9
9am - 1:30pm (lunch included)
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Serra Room
Suggested donation $25
Register at saintfrancischurch.org/adultfaith/retreatanddiscern

This is an opportunity to explore and begin the process of discovering God's call in your life. Through sacred Scripture, we know that each of us has spiritual gifts. Come and discover ways to understand, recognize and begin discerning your charisms! Facilitated by writer and spiritual director Deb Richards. Limited space. Please register by May 31.

Young Adult Ministry

Anyone in their 20s and 30s is invited to join Novos Young Adults for social, spiritual and service activities.  Events typically happen every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, with occasional weekend gatherings.  For more information on upcoming events visit our  Facebook page or email us

Want To Strengthen Your Marriage?

Join us for The Third Option, an on-going support group for marriages built upon 14 skill based workshops to help couples develop better understanding, sensitivity and trust. This program is for couples that are hurting and for those who want to make a good thing better! We meet the first and third Monday of each month, 7:00-9:00pm at Mercy College, 928 6th Ave, Des Moines. See http://www.dmdiocese.org/the-third-option.cfm for more information on our local group and http://thethirdoption.com/ for information about the program.  

Creighton University Retreat Center

Griswold, Iowa         Website

Private/Individual Retreats

- Directed 8-day and 30-day Retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and offered throughout the year in hopes of meeting individual schedules.


- Private retreats of any duration with Spiritual Direction are available by request. 

To register or request more information for any of our scheduled retreats, please call or email:

Phone:  712-778-2466      Email:  curc@netins.net