Out & About

Events at Other Parishes or Around the Diocese

St Luke's Needs Sponsors

Do you, your family, or a friend own a business? The St. Luke’s Family School Association is looking for interested businesses to market themselves to the local community by becoming sponsors of the Annual Green Par-Tee Golf Outing, an outing to benefit St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School. The outing will be held on Saturday, September 23,  at Woodland Hills Golf Course, with a 9 am shotgun start. Questions? Contact Tom Pettit at 515.771.3953  or Neal Thompson at 515.414.0085.  

To access the sponsorship form, click here

To access the golf registration form, click here

Beginning Experience Open Houses

Fridays, August 18 & 25 and September 8 at St. Augustin Church Hall, 42nd St and Grand Ave, DSM, 7 to 8:30 pm.

What if the worst thing you think could happen does, and you are widowed, separated or divorced? What if life changes forever? How do you cope? How do you deal with the grief, loss and pain? Beginning Experience can help. You do not need to suffer alone. We have walked the path you are facing now. We are willing to walk with you on this journey to discover new hope and meaning in your life. The Open Houses give you the beginning steps toward healing, and are also an invitation to you to attend our Beginning Experience weekend September 22- 24. If you wish to know more about the healing process, contact Dana Reed at 515-975-3745, Mike Losee at 515-360-8266, or Father Bob Schoemann at 515-418-1938.

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.

The Third Option

Do you want to put a little SPARK back into your marriage? Join our marriage enrichment ministry, The Third Option, the first and third Monday of the month from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Mercy Hospital Conference Rooms, 1111 6th Ave East Tower, DSM. A new session begins August 21. The Third Option is an on-going support group for marriages to help struggling couples develop better understanding, sensitivity and trust. 

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.

Ankeny: Understanding Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Is everyone who lives in Ankeny as prosperous as our growth suggests?  Come hear the untold story of Ankeny.  AMOS at OLIH will be hosting a community discussion on Thursday, August 31 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Banquet Room. The evening is titled Ankeny: Understanding Today, Preparing for Tomorrow.  Please join us as we release this 18 month study of our community.

Mary’s Meals Fundraiser

Attend a concert at Jasper Winery, enjoy cold drinks, Gusto Pizza, Guru BBQ and gelato on Thursday, August 31, 6:00-9:00 pm. Any monetary donation welcome—though $19.50 feeds one child for a school year. Sponsored by the Christ Our Life Conference.

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.