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

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Advent Prayer Service

Advent Prayer Service

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Weekly Worship Service

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


  • IMPORTANT NOTICE (Updated October 25, 2021): 

    In light of the current level of COVID cases in the area and the community’s demographics, *** our November and December 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.

  • DMIEC’s “Alternative” Alternative Gift Market Is Underway!  We are happy to include many of the organizations, who’ve participated in our previous years’ gift markets.  For information about the mission, purpose and contact information for each of the participating organization, click here.  Please make donations/purchases directly with the participating organizations.  Thanks for your generous support! 

  • This past Sunday was 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.  

  • November’s First Sunday collection proceeds will  be used in Haiti relief efforts. For more information, please click here.  

  • Catholic Worker House Needs (updated 19 November 2021)

    Clothing, blankets and more are needed at Des Moines Catholic Worker House.
    Donating a blanket could save a life!

    Des Moines Catholic Worker House relies on your generous donations to serve our community. Hoodies, winter coats, socks,
    bar soap, and toilet paper are in highest demand, but everything on the list below is needed.

    Clothing and gear:

    • Hoodies/jackets and coats/pants/t-shirts/underwear/gloves/caps/women’s leggings/winter boots
    • Blankets/sleeping bags

    Hygiene (large and small size):

    • Bar soap/bath gel/shampoo/conditioner/deodorant/razors/foot powder/toilet paper


    • Ground coffee (large containers)/Spam and canned or frozen meats/ juice/popcorn/oranges/milk/butter/Velveeta/pasta
    • Antacid (Tums)/calcium supplements
    • Leftovers from weddings, funerals, and other social gatherings
    • To-go containers

    Please deliver 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 or for more information, contact:

    Frank Cordaro,; 515-490-2490

    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 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.”

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