Outside Our Parish

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

Emmaus House


Please join us for Mass every Tuesday & Thursday at noon. 


We have resumed in-person spiritual direction at our new facility. Please contact us to inquire or schedule an appointment. Spiritual direction will remain available via Zoom or phone as well for those preferring to meet virtually.


Are you looking for a quiet space to spend time in prayer and reflection? Please contact us to reserve use of our new 

day-retreat rooms. 


Emmaus House Website                             Coming Events at Emmaus House 


A Time to See   A Time to Choose   A Time to Act

The last few years offer us an opportunity to ask God an important question:  What is your dream for us?

Join us for the Seventh Annual Ignatian Retreat with presenter, Becky Eldredge, as we dream with God of a better future. 

Drawing on the gifts of Ignatian spirituality, Becky Eldredge will invite us to dream with God of a better future through engaging with tools that invite us to see, to choose, and to act with Christ.


Date:  Saturday, July 23, 2022       Time: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Location: St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church         (4600 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA)

Retreat will also be accessible virtually through Zoom

Cost:  $55.00  (scholarships available)

Presenter:  Becky Eldredge


For more information and to register click here.


Civilize It Iowa
Do you want to help heal the divisions we see in our country? If so, check out Civilize It Iowa, a diocesan campaign that is inviting all of us to pray, fast, and give alms for the sake of charity in your own hearts, and in our country. To check out this simple invitation to pursue holiness in our own lives, and charity in our country, visit civilizeitiowa.com .