The Des Moines Intentional Eucharistic Community (DMIEC) is a spiritual community that has been gathering to pray together since 2009.  Ours is a community on a faith journey where all are welcome.
Our service is rooted in Catholic tradition, but open to both change and wisdom from other faith traditions.

Two of the most significant features of our weekly services are:

  • A dialogue homily in which participants have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the readings; and
  • The sharing of bread and wine with all who want to participate.



Sunday Mornings
10:00 AM

Mailing Address

DMIEC, P.O. Box 30065
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Upcoming Events

RVM Cleaning Crew in the Building

RVM Cleaning Crew in the Building

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Weekly Worship Service (via Zoom)

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am



    ***DMIEC employs a mix of some services in person at DMIEC (3306 University Ave.) and some via Zoom. ***  The website calendar indicates whether any particular service will be held via Zoom or in person.  The schedule is subject to change should future health concerns arise. For now, in-person gatherings will be prayer services with readings and bread-only communion. Please Note: Effective April 23, masks are optional at our in person worship services. For those planning to attend in-person services, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated and fully boosted, if possible, as an act of compassion for others.

    We value all who have become part of our community via Zoom and hope you will continue to join us for our Zoom services even if you are unable to join us in person. (If you are not a registered member/volunteer and would like to participate in one of our Zoom prayer services, please email with your request.)

    In the event of bad weather, a change in local health conditions, or other developments making in person gathering unsafe, a scheduled in person service may be switched to Zoom on short notice, which will be provided via email and/or this website .

  • All proceeds of our “First Sunday” collection in June will benefit Des Moines Refugee Support.  For more info about the organization and how to donate, please click here

  • May 28 – Every *fourth* Sunday is DMARC Emergency Food Pantries Sunday 

    Food insecurity impacts so many in our community and stymies progress in the economic, educational, and many other contexts.  Please support DMARC’s important efforts to address food insecurity through your generous donations this month.  For more information about the Food Pantries and how to donate, please click hereThank you for the difference you make!

  • CATHOLIC WORKER HOUSE NEEDS  (updated 19 April 2023)

    Although DMCW again welcomes guests to share meals inside the house, there is still a huge need for to-go food as families become more and more food insecure in Des Moines. 

    Please collect and save these items:

    • Washed plastic containers and plastic to-go containers
    • Plastic grocery bags

    Other much-needed items:

    • Cooking oil / rice / coffee creamer (powdered)
    • Laundry detergent / bleach / 33-gallon garbage bags/ Murphy’s wood oil soap
    • Ceramic coffee mugs / forks and spoons (metal and plastic)
    • Travel-size shampoos and lotions
    • Peanut butter and jelly / cereal / oatmeal packets / snacks
    • Canned foods: hearty soups and stews; pasta sauce; canned fruit

    Please place items in the grocery cart in the DMIEC coat room on Sundays when our prayer service is held in-person at DMIEC and send any monetary contributions to Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, Des Moines, 50305.

    CWH also has openings for people to cook the 6:00 p.m. meal once a month. For more information, contact
    Frank Cordaro,; 515-490-2490

    We are thankful for your partnership in serving the poor.  We are our best when we work together.

  • How Can I Keep Up to Date About the Weekly Sunday Prayer Services?
    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.

  • Before you ask DMIEC to send an email to the membership, please review the guidelines available under the Quick Info & Links menu. Thank you!

Current Volunteer Opportunities
(Note: Only prayer leaders and readers need sign up for interim Zoom prayer services.)

“When we gather in our circle, I feel God’s spirit truly comes alive in each person gathered. I get so much strength from it each week.”

“I love the variety and creativity. The various styles, approaches and insights of the different prayer leaders energize me. It is a community alive!”

“Our members have many views, opinions, and beliefs both spiritual and political. They come from many faith backgrounds and experiences. Respect for those differences and for the many sources of truth and wisdom are qualities to which DMIEC aspires.”