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

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 3, 2021

Learn Zentangle with Suzie

Learn Zentangle with Suzie

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Weekly Worship Service

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Social Justice Committee Meeting

Social Justice Committee Meeting

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 11, 2021


  • *** IMPORTANT NOTICE (Updated March 2021): 

    In light of current public health challenges, all of our scheduled in-person prayer services are *** cancelled through the end of May 2021. *** 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.)

    Thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we make difficult, but necessary decisions in this challenging time.  Be healthy and safe!

  • Our First Sunday recipient for May: Mary J. Treglia Community House

    All proceeds from our May 2021 First Sunday collection benefit the Mary J. Treglia Community House in Sioux city. Please make checks payable to “Mary J. Treglia Community House” or “DMIEC.” For more information – including mailing instructions, please click here.

  • Catholic Worker House Needs (updated April 12, 2021)

    Catholic Worker House Needs
     Special request: Walking cane
     Peanut butter
     Chips and other snacks
     Toiletries: Deodorant, soap, razors, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, body wash
    (especially small bottles)
     Paper towels and toilet paper
     Backpacks
     Baseball caps
     Men’s and women’s underwear and walking shoes
     Murphy’s Oil Soap for wood floors
    Note: We now welcome volunteers who are fully vaccinated!

    You  have two drop-off options:

    • Gelhaus-Pokorny home (address in member directory): Martha and Kevin make a weekly Saturday afternoon delivery to CWH.  Drop off items by noon on Saturdays. Call or text them to make sure we are home.  Kevin – 515-205-5513, Martha 515-210-7313.
    • Directly to CW House: Go to the back door of the Dingman House, 1310 7th St.  (Use alley off Indiana Ave., one block north of University Ave. 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, 3:00-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.)

    For more info and delivery contact at the Catholic Worker:
    Frank Cordaro <> 515 490 2490
    Jenny Rodrigues Santos <> 781 985 4068
    Austin Cook <>  515 9718721

    Monetary contributions can be sent to Des Moines Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 4551, Des Moines, 50305. 

    Thanks to all who can make contributions.

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

  • “Alternative” Alternative Gift Market is Ongoing.

    DMIEC annually hosts a live Alternative Gift Market. Multiple non-profits have joined us in the past, and the market grew to nearly 15 participating organizations last year. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host a live Market this year. However, we are pleased to present an “Alternative” Alternative Gift Market featuring many of the charitable organizations who normally have booths at the live Market.

    Please click here for important information about the mission, purpose, and contact information for each participating organization. Please make donations/purchases directly with each organization.

    Please continue to support these worthy organizations as you are able in an effort of solidarity to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters locally, nationally, and globally.

    Any questions? Contact Cindy Mumm, 515-657-1667

  • 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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