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

Cleaning Crew On Site

Cleaning Crew On Site

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 3, 2021

Weekly Worship Service

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


  • IMPORTANT NOTICE (Updated May 2021): 

    In light of current public health challenges, all of our scheduled Sunday prayer services are being conducted via Zoom through  June 6, 2021.  ***Our first in-person prayer service will be held Sunday, June 13, with a hybrid mix of in-person Sundays and Zoom Sundays going forward *** (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-person prayer services also are planned for July 18 and August 15.  For those planning to attend in-person services once they resume, we encourage you to get vaccinated, if possible, as an act of compassion for others.

    Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we work to phase in in-person gatherings.  Be healthy and safe!  Please watch for emails with additional info and check this website for updates.

  • Note: We will be using an alternate first reading this Sunday, June 13. The readings are available here.

  • If you plan to attend the June 13 in-person prayer service, please help give us an accurate head count for planning purposes by signing up here.

  • Our June First Sunday recipient for June: Latinx Knock and Drop Iowa

    All proceeds from our June 2021 First Sunday collection benefit Latinx Knock and Drop Iowa. Please make checks payable to “Knock and Drop Iowa” or “DMIEC.” For more information – including mailing instructions, please click here.

  • Catholic Worker House Needs (updated May 31, 2021)

    Catholic Worker House Urgent Needs

    • two beds
    • meat (large quantities needed for daily meals, but any quantity appreciated)
    • bulk disposable forks
    • #10 cans of vegetables, etc.
    • large shampoo/conditioner/liquid soap
    • shower curtain
    • blankets
    • clean washcloths and towels
    • toilet paper and wipes
    • over-the-counter medications (pain, allergy, antacid, vitamins)
    • pasta
    • cereal
    • snacks
    • microwaveable meals (i.e., cup ramen and mac and cheese)
    • soups (chicken noodle, chunky, broth, any pop-top soups)

    Other helpful items:

    • juice and canned fruit
    • butter
    • razors
    • clean spring/summer clothing, men’s boxers, women’s underwear
    • backpacks
    • disposable masks
    • brown or white rice, large and small bags

    Note: Please do not drop off items at the Gelhaus-Pokorny home this week.  Instead, please deliver items directly to CWH: 

    • Directly to CW House: Go to the back door of the Dingman House, 1310 7th St.  (Use alley off Indiana Ave., one block north of University Ave. 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, 3:00-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00-2:00 p.m. or call ahead)

    For more info and delivery (or if you are fully vaccinated and interested in volunteering and/or in being a meal provider), please contact any of the following at the Catholic Worker:
    Frank Cordaro <> 515 490 2490
    Jenny Rodrigues Santos <> 781 985 4068
    Austin Cook <>  515 9718721

    Monetary contributions can be sent to Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, Des Moines, 50305. 

    Thanks to all who can make contributions.

  • “Alternative” Alternative Gift Market is Ongoing.

    DMIEC annually hosts a live Alternative Gift Market. Multiple non-profits have joined us in the past, and the market grew to nearly 15 participating organizations last year. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host a live Market this year. However, we are pleased to present an “Alternative” Alternative Gift Market featuring many of the charitable organizations who normally have booths at the live Market.

    Please click here for important information about the mission, purpose, and contact information for each participating organization. Please make donations/purchases directly with each organization.

    Please continue to support these worthy organizations as you are able in an effort of solidarity to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters locally, nationally, and globally.

    Any questions? Contact Cindy Mumm, 515-657-1667

  • 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.”

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