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

Weekly Worship Service

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Weekly Worship Service

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


  • IMPORTANT NOTICE (Updated September 30, 2021): 

    In light of the recent increase in COVID cases in the area and the community’s demographics, *** our October and November Sunday prayer services will be conducted via Zoom. *** (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.)  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.  Please check back for the latest information.

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

  • Every 3rd 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.  For more information about the Food Pantries and how to donate, please click here.  

  • Our October First Sunday collection benefits Children and Family Urban Movement (“CFUM”) . For more information, please click here.  Please also visit CFUM’s website  

  • Catholic Worker House Needs (updated 2 September 2021)

    Des Moines Catholic Worker House has reopened and relies on your generous donations to serve our community.

    Hygiene (small and large):

    • Shampoo/deodorant/razors/soap/lotion/ toothpaste/toothbrushes/toilet paper


    • To-go boxes/ coffee cups and lids/ plastic forks and spoons/ plastic bags for carry-out
    • Pastas/ mac & cheese/ Velveeta cheese/ creamed soups/ soy sauce
    • Lots of meat


    • Socks/ shorts/ tank tops/ sandals/ t-shirts
    • All sizes of women’s bras and underwear and men’s underwear

    Sleep stuff:

    • Blankets/sheets/sleeping bags

    House Needs:

    • Murphy’s Oil Soap/ laundry detergent/ garbage bags

    Please deliver items directly to CW HouseGo to back door of Dingman House, 1310 7th St.  (Alley off Indiana Ave., one block north of University Ave. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 3:00-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-2:00 p.m. or call ahead.)

    Also needed: Fully vaccinated volunteers. If interested, please contact:

    Frank Cordaro,; 515-490-2490

    Jenny Rodrigues Santos,; 781-985-4068

    Austin Cook,; 515-971-8721

    Send monetary contributions to Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, Des Moines, 50305.

    Or make a direct donation at

    We are thankful for your donations and support that enable us to serve our neighbors.

  • 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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