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: Tuesday and Wednesday (March 31-April1): 11:00am-Noon and after the 12:10pm Daily Mass and again from 5:00pm-6:00pm; Holy Thursday, 4/2: 11am-Noon; Holy Saturday, 4/4: 2:30-3:30pm.

Stations of the Cross: Wednesday 4/1, 5:00pm.

Holy Thursday: April 2, 11am-Noon Sacrament of Reconciliation; 5:30pm Mass of the Lord's Supper with washing of the feet and procession of the Eucharist followed by Exposition in the chapel.  Bishop Pates presides.  No 12:10pm Mass this day.

Good Friday: April 3, 12:10pm & 5:30pm Solemn Liturgical Services with veneration of the cross and Holy Communion.  Bishop Pates presides at the 12:10pm service. No Sacrament of Reconciliation this day.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil: April 4, 2:30pm-3:30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation; 8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass, Blesssing of the Easter fire, Paschal candle, and reception of new members during this first Mass of Easter.  Bishop Pates presides.  No 4:00pm Mass this day.

Easter Sunday: April 5, 7:00am, 8:30am & 10:30am; Bishop Pates presides at the 10:30am Mass.  There will also be a 12:00 Noon Mass for Refugees.

Easter Monday: April 6, No 12:10pm Mass this day.  Parish offices closed.  Normal office hours resume on Tuesday, April 7.

First Eucharist: April 19, 1:00pm Mass in the Cathedral followed by reception in the parish hall.

Confirmation: June 21, 10:30am mass; Bishop Pates presides; Reception to follow.



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."