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

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

Sidewalk Solidarity at DMIEC

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Weekly Worship Service

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Compassion Study Group

Compassion Study Group

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm


  • IMPORTANT NOTICE (Updated January 17, 2022): 

    In light of the current level of COVID cases in the area and the community’s demographics, coupled with the results of the December membership survey, *** our Sunday prayer services will continue to be conducted via Zoom through the month of February. *** (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 and boosted, 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.

  • Every third Sunday is 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 effortsto address food insecurity through your generous donations.  For more information about the Emergency Food Pantries and how to donate, please click here.  Thank you for the difference you make!  

  • The proceeds from DMIEC’s January “First Sunday” collection benefit IMPACT. For information about IMPACT, along with details how to donate, please click here.  

  • Catholic Worker House Needs message (updated 31 December 2021)

    There is no nation like the donation!

    Between Thanksgiving and Christmas people have been generous in their donations. We say thank you!

    Currently, our most acute needs are Covid- and weather-related:

    • N95 Masks
    • Covid-19 Rapid Test Kits
    • Hand Warmers

    Masks and tests are hard to come by for everybody. We appreciate whatever help we can get.

    Other needs
    :  Blankets, winter coats, sweatshirts, jackets, hoodies, socks, underwear, winter gloves, stocking caps, women’s leggings, winter boots.

    Please deliver directly to CW House: Go to the 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.)

    Send any monetary contributions to Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, Des Moines, 50305.

    Or make a direct donation at

    Also needed: Fully vaccinated volunteers.  If interested or for more information, contact:

    Frank Cordaro,; 515-490-2490

    Austin Cook,; 515-971-8721

    We are thankful for your partnership in serving the poor.  We are our best when we work together.
    All good things in 2022!

  • 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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