Mass & Reconciliation Times


4:00pm Saturday

8:30 & 10:30 Sunday


12:10 noon Monday - Friday

7:00pm Thursday - Life in the Spirit or Novos

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00 noon and after 12:10 noon Mass

Saturday 2:30 - 3:30pm or by appointment


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday, April 12, 2:30-3:30pm, and Monday, April 14-Wednesday, April 16, 11am-noon and after the 12:10 noon Mass as needed and 5-6pm.  Or call for an appontment as needed.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: This devotion will be prayed at 5pm on Wednesday, April 16. 

ROSARY: The rosary will be prayed daily in the cathedral after the 12:10pm Mass, and in the chapel before the 8:30am Sunday Mass.

EXPOSITION OF THE EUCHARIST: There will be Exposition of the Eucharist in the chapel, 8:30-11:30am on April 11.  No Exposition on Good Friday, April 18.  

MASS OF THE CHRISM: At this 7pm Mass on April 11, the oils of Chrism, Catechumen, and of the Sick will be blessed and clergy will renew their priestly commitment.  (Bishop Pates presides)

PALM SUNDAY: Blessing and procession with palms will be at the 4pm Mass on Saturday, April 12 and the 8:30am & 10:30am Masses on Sunday, April 13.  (Bishop Pates presides at 10:30am Mass)

HOLY THURSDAY, April 17: 11am-12 Noon, Sacrament of Reconciliation; 5:30pm, Mass of the Lord's Supper with washing of feet and procession of the Eucharist followed by exposition in the chapel.  (Bishop Pates presides); No 12:10pm Mass today.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 18:  12:10pm & 5:30pm, Solemn Liturgical Services with Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion.  Please note the additional service time today.  Mass cannot be celebrated this day. (Bishop Pates presides at 12:10pm); No Sacrament of Reconciliation today; Parish Offices close at 12:00pm Noon.

HOLY SATURDAY, April 19: Sacrament of Reconciliation from 2:30-3:30pm;  Easter Vigil Mass 8:30pm, with the blessing of the Easter fire, Paschal candle, and reception of new members during this first Mass of Easter.  (Bishop Pates presides);  No 4pm Mass today.

EASTER SUNDAY, April 20: Easter Sunday Masses 7am, 8:30am, & 10:30am.  (Bishop Pates presides at 10:30am)  There will be a Refugee Mass at 12 noon.

EASTER MONDAY, April 21: Parish offices closed.  Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22.

FIRST EUCHARIST: May 4, 10:30am Mass

CONFIRMATION: June 8, 10:30am mass  


We are the St. Ambrose Cathedral parish of the Diocese of Des Moines. We are a diverse community of the poor, disadvantaged and hungry, well-to-do, young, the elderly, visitors and those seeking refuge. We are a Eucharistic community of many cultures. We strive for unity in our diversity by expressing our love of God through prayer and worship, through justice and service, through the ministry of welcoming, through catechesis, evangelization and ecumenism. We shall pursue this mission faithfully by following the example of Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts and talents of our members.


Prayer of St. Ambrose-

 "Lord, teach me to see you, and reveal yourself to me when I see you.  For I cannot seek you unless you first teach me, nor find you unless you first reveal yourself to me.  Let me see you in longing, and long for you in seeking.  Let me find you in love and love you in finding."