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

Community Council Meeting

Community Council Meeting

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Weekly Worship Service

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Compassion Group

Compassion Group

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Weekly Worship Service

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am



    In light of current public health challenges, all of our scheduled in-person prayer services are cancelled through the end of August.  In the interim, our weekly prayer services will be conducted via Zoom sessions.  (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.)  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. 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. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we make difficult, but necessary decisions in this challenging time.  Be healthy and safe!

  • This Sunday (July 19) is DMARC Emergency Food Pantries Sunday.

    Every third Sunday, DMIEC takes a special collection to benefit the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s (“DMARC”) Emergency Food Pantries. Please send donation checks directly to DMARC. Write checks to DMARC and mail to: DMARC, 1435 Mulberry St., Des Moines, 50309. For more information, please visit the DMARC Food Pantries website

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

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

    • sugar,
    • bulk cans of fruits and vegetables,
    • to-go containers,
    • coffee cups with lids,
    • socks (men and women), and
    • regular size canned vegetables.

    At this time, NO clothes or other canned goods.

    Please deliver items directly to CW House (Please no donations to Kevin and Martha’s home until after July 13): 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.  Monetary contributions can be sent to the Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, DSM 50305.  Big thanks to those who donated 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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