“And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).
Confessions at 6pm after the Saturday Vigil Mass or by appointment.
You can also call the office for an appointment (During office hours 515-271-4747 or after office hours 515-505-6847).
May the Lord who has called us to be perfect accept our sincere and penitent hearts.“Those, on the other hand, who recognize that they are weak and sinful entrust themselves to God and obtain from him grace and forgiveness. It is precisely this message that must be transmitted: what counts most is to make people understand that in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, whatever the sin committed, if it is humbly recognized and the person involved turns with trust to the priest-confessor, he or she never fails to experience the soothing joy of God's forgiveness.” Pope Benedict XVI
“Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.” Saint Pope John Paul II
We provide ministry to couples by:
Preparing Couples for Sacramental Celebration of Marriage according the guidelines of Christian Marriage and Diocese of Des Moines
Celebrate the Marriage at St. Catherine’s
Sponsor-Couple’s Ministry (Married couples who mentor engaged couples in Christian Marriage)
And on-going formation for married couples.
Ministry to divorced families through the diocese of Des Moines office of marriage and family life and diocesan marriage tribunal.
Please take time and read our guideline for preparation and celebration of weddings at St Catherine’s.Contact the office after printing and completing the guidelines document. We will be happy to set up a time to begin the marriage preparation process. You may also contact the office in case of Marriage and Family Life Issues. We are with you to journey with you when it comes to love, marriage, and family life.