Out & About

Events at Other Parishes or Around the Diocese

SVDP's Kickin' It

Help kick hunger to the curb! Put on your cowboy gear and join in an evening of dinner and dancing on Friday, August 4 at the Ron Pearson Center, 5820 Westown Pkwy, WDM, starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets ($125) may be purchased online  or call Randi Seib Radosevich at 515-282-8328, ext 59.

Golf Tournament for St. Mary's of Nazareth

Make up a foursome or sign up on your own for this 4-person Best Shot Tournament on August 5 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny.  Send in the form or call Ken Craig (515.707.3878) or Jim Cunningham (515.491.1047) for more info.

Couple to Couple League

Natural Family Planning courses begin August 6, 6-8:30 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church, WDM. Classes meet once a month for 3 months; cost is $130. Questions? Contact  Kerry & Renee McGuire or go to the website

Dowling Catholic's Annual Golf Outing

Plan on a fun day of golf Monday, August 7, to benefit the students of DCHS through the Coppola Financial Aid Endowment. Online registration is now available. Contact Holly Ackermann at 515.222.1029 with questions or for sponsorship information.

Anniversary Mass

On August 20, Bishop Pates will be honoring couples in our diocese celebrating a milestone anniversary during the 10:00 am Mass at St. Augustin Parish. Certificates are available (5 year increments and 50+). Contact Adam Storey for more information.

Bishop's Golf Classic

The 2017 Bishop’s Catholic Charities Golf Classic is Monday, August 28 at Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk. Get your colleagues, parish members, families and friends to form a team or sign up on your own. Together, we can support the work of Catholic Charities! For more information, contact Fred Hollister at 515-237-5064.

Lady of Fatima Conference

Make plans now to experience a spirit-filled Our Lady of Fatima Conference on Saturday, October 14, hosted by KCRD (98.3 FM) at the Grand River Center, Dubuque. Speakers include Drew Mariani, David Carollo, Dr. Peter Howard, and others. The event is free with RSVP. See for additional details and registration.

Learn More about a Journey of Faith & Compassion?  

JustFaith is an inspiring and energizing program that engages participants in Jesus's life and witness along with our Gospel call to love and serve others. In community with other participants, you’ll share a spiritual journey of faith and compassion that is life-giving. For more information about the program or to find out where JustFaith groups are being offered in the DSM area this fall, contact Susie Tierney at the Center for Social Ministry, 515.782.3054. 

Tour of Scotland

The Newman Catholic Student Center at The University of Iowa is sponsoring a 12-day tour of England, Scotland and Wales March 9-20, 2018.  Tour hosts will be Bishop Emeritus Martin Amos and Newman Center rep, April Rouner. The full tour itinerary can be viewed online.  Cost is $3699 per person from Chicago (other departure cities available).   Contact April Rouner at  319-337-3106 Ext. 119 for more information.