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

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Sunday Collection – Days for Girls

First Sunday Collection – Days for Girls

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

DMIEC Council Election

DMIEC Council Election

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Weekly Worship Service

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


  • June 14 First Sunday Collection – Days for Girls.  Our June First Sunday collection receipts will benefit Days for Girls, a 501c3 organization, which serves young women in many areas throughout the world, providing reusable feminine products where they have not been available. For more information, click here. Thank you!


    In light of current public health challenges, all of our scheduled prayer services are cancelled through the end of August.  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. You 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!

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

  • Every Third Sunday Is DMARC Emergency Food Pantries Sunday 

    Please make donations directly to DMARC. For more information, please click here.

  • Catholic Worker House Needs (updated April 27, 2020)

    • protein and granola bars,
    • shampoo,
    • canned beans and corn,
    • apple sauce, and
    • napkins.

    You can drop off these items at Kevin and Martha’s house.  If you want Kevin and Martha to pick items up, please call them at 515-205-5513 or email them at   At this time, NO clothes or other canned goods.  Monetary contributions can be sent to the Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, DSM 50305.

    You have two options for drop-off:

    • Gelhaus-Pokorny home: By Saturday noon.  (Address in Membership List) If not home, leave items on front steps.  Questions? Contact Kevin at 515-205-5513 or
    • Directly to CW House: 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.  Big thanks to those who donated items last week.  CW is most grateful.

Current Volunteer Opportunities
(Note: Only prayer leaders 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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