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

Emmaus House

Following Jesus:

to know You more intimately, love You more deeply, and follow You more closely

This 4-Session Virtual Retreat via Zoom will take place on the following dates:

Session #1:   Monday, April 12th    7:00 to 8:30 P.M.

Session #2:   Tuesday, April 13th    7:00 to 8:30 P.M.

Session #3:   Thursday, April 15th    7:00 to 8:30 P.M.

Session #4:   Saturday, April 17th    9:00 to 11:00 A.M. 

Even if you are unable to attend all four sessions live, we hope you will still join us! 

All sessions will be held live via Zoom, recorded, and then available online for those registered.

Learn more and register 


A reminder that all Emmaus House events are offered virtually. If you have family or friends who live outside 

the Des Moines area, these virtual retreats afford a wonderful opportunity to invite them to participate!

We look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks at one or more of these virtual retreats!

We continue to offer the three weekly virtual offerings below. 

If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP by clicking below so that we can email you the link to the online gathering. 

Centering Prayer

Guided Prayerful Meditation

Reflecting on our Experience

CYC Registration Open

Catholic Youth Camp is going to be exciting this year! Campers will see new cabins, a renovated Dingman Lodge and increased number of staff for enhanced safety precautions. We’re planning for the most amazing summer ever! Camp is open to 3rd-12th graders. For more information and to register, please go to stmcenter.com. Our Parish will contribute $100 of the fee to CYC for each child of our Parish who attends. Please notify Barb in the office when you have registered your child. 

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 .