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

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cleaning Crew On Site

Cleaning Crew On Site

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Serve Shelter Meal

Serve Shelter Meal

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Weekly Worship Service

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


  • Join Us for Our 7:00 p.m. February 26 Ash Wednesday Prayer Service. 


  • March 1 First Sunday Collection – YMCA Supportive Housing Campus

    All proceeds from the March 1 collection will go to bolster the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus.  Donations may be made in cash or via checks made payable either to “YMCA of Greater Des Moines” or to “DMIEC.” For more info, click here

  • Catholic Worker House Needs

    Warm Items Needed for CW Guests: — jackets, socks, stocking caps, gloves, handwarmers, thermal long underwear, new/used winter boots, blankets, sleeping bags.

    Other immediate needs: disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, toiletries of any kind, canned soup with pop-top lids. Please place donations in the grocery cart in the coatroom. Thank you for your continued support.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

“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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