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

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Community Conversation

Community Conversation

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Weekly Worship Service

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


  • Note: Alternate Readings for August 18 Worship Service

    Please note that the August 18 worship service will include some alternate readings, which are viewable here.

  • DMARC Emergency Food Pantries Special Collection this Sunday.

    Envelopes will be available for donations to the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Emergency Food Pantries at our August 18 worship service.  Please write checks to “DMARC,”  place cash in our specially designated envelopes and add to the collection basket, or feel free to take an envelope home and make a donation directly to DMARC. For more information, please visit the DMARC Food Pantries website

  • Helpers needed to assist with September 5 Shelter meal

    Although it’s still early August, please note this opportunity on your calendar.   For more info and a sign-up link, please click here.  Thanks!

  • Catholic Worker House Needs

    Immediate Needs: Hospitality-size shampoo, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes;  canned soup and fruit with pop-top lids, canned chicken or tuna; to-go containers, plastic bags

    Other Needs: Any kind of tea; Tums; large heavy-duty trash bags; large kitchen gloves.  Please place donations in the grocery cart in the coat room on Sundays.

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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