St. Joseph Catholic Church & School
St. Joseph Catholic Church & School

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Mark Your Calendar for These Faith-Building Opportunities

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Below is a six-month planning list of parish and diocesan events designed to help you share, grow, and celebrate the Catholic faith at St. Joseph’s and in the greater diocesan community. This list does not include St. Joseph Parish committee meetings and other recurring group appointments; these can be found in our print bulletin calendar. Click on any event below to be directed to the location and other details; for events without an active link, please call or email the hosting organization for details. Event submissions may be emailed to the Parish Secretary for consideration.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
— Mt 18:20 (NAB)


August 21 | Back-to-School Open House | St. Joseph School

August 23 | First Day of School for 2019-2020

August 26 | Catholic Charities’ Bishop’s Golf Classic | Echo Valley Country Club, 12pm

August 26-30 | Iowa Catholic Radio’s Fall Care-A-Thon


September 3 | St. Joseph’s Blood Drive | School Gym, 3-6:30pm

September 5 | Iowa Catholic Radio’s Ladies’ MOSAIC Luncheon

September 6 | Home & School Association presents “Pets 2” Movie Night | St. Joseph School Gym, 7pm

September 7 | Rosary Walk for Creation hosted by Companions of St. Francis Fraternity | Des Moines Art Center Rose Garden, 1pm

September 8 | St. Vincent de Paul Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

September 8 | Kick-Off Week for St. Joseph’s Youth Faith Formation Programs

September 8 | St. Joseph’s Baptism Class for Parents

September 20-22 | Beginning Experience Weekend | St. Thomas More Center

September 22 | Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast after morning Masses

September 23 | Kick-Off for St. Joseph’s next Alpha series

September 27 | St. Joseph School’s Hawk Walk | Copper Creek, 5:30pm

September 28 | St. Vincent de Paul’s Friends of the Poor Walk | Carlisle

September 29-Oct 1 | Fr. Jim Sichko: 60 Minutes with Jesus | St. Theresa Church


October 6 | St. Joseph’s Sunday School resumes

October 6 | Iowans for Life’s Life Chain | St. Theresa Church, 2pm

October 12 | St. Joseph Rosary Society’s Annual Craft & Vendor Fair | St. Joseph School Gym

October 12 | Barn Bash 2019: A Taste of Holy Family


November 1 | All Saints’ Day

November 2 | All Souls’ Day

November 2 | Iowa Catholic Women’s Conference | St. Francis of Assisi Church, 8am

November 17 | St. Joseph’s Baptism Class for Parents

November 28 | Eastside Cluster of Churches’ Annual Thanksgiving Dinner


December 1 | First Sunday of Advent

December 15 | Knights of Columbus Parish Appreciation Breakfast after morning Masses


January 1 | The Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God