*** IMPORTANT NOTICE:
In light of current public health challenges, all of our scheduled in-person prayer services are cancelled through the end of August. In the interim, our weekly prayer services will be conducted via Zoom sessions. (If you are not a registered member/volunteer and would like to participate in one of our Zoom prayer services, please email email@example.com with your request.) When we get closer to September, the DMIEC Council will reassess the situation and determine whether our community can safely resume in-person services and events or whether the period of cancellations will need to be extended further. Please check this home page and your email inbox regularly for any new DMIEC announcements. Registered members and volunteers are encouraged to click on the Prayer Aid tab to see the prayer aid that had been prepared for this Sunday. To see the readings for any particular Sunday, go to the Calendar and click on that Sunday’s date. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we make difficult, but necessary decisions in this challenging time. Be healthy and safe!
This Sunday (July 19) is DMARC Emergency Food Pantries Sunday.
Every third Sunday, DMIEC takes a special collection to benefit the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s (“DMARC”) Emergency Food Pantries. Please send donation checks directly to DMARC. Write checks to DMARC and mail to: DMARC, 1435 Mulberry St., Des Moines, 50309. For more information, please visit the DMARC Food Pantries website https://www.dmarcunited.org/food/
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Catholic Worker House Needs (updated June 27, 2020):
- bulk cans of fruits and vegetables,
- to-go containers,
- coffee cups with lids,
- socks (men and women), and
- regular size canned vegetables.
At this time, NO clothes or other canned goods.
Please deliver items directly to CW House (Please no donations to Kevin and Martha’s home until after July 13): Go to the back door of the Dingman House, 1310 7th St. (Use alley behind the house. Take 9th St. north of University Ave. a half block to Indiana Ave. Go east past 8th St. to alley). Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 3:00-7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Thanks for whatever you are able to do. Monetary contributions can be sent to the Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, DSM 50305. Big thanks to those who donated last week. CW is most grateful.