International Food Festival

serving African donuts

International Food Festivals – THANK YOU!

Twice, our parish has prepared a celebration of foods – sweet and savory from many kitchens! – to raise funds for our pilgrims to attend World Youth Day.

We are so grateful to the many cooks who gave their talent and time to support our young adults!

  • In December 2022, those who came to the food festival & parishioners’ Christmas Concert donated $6,261!
  • In February, those who enjoyed the “Fat Tuesday” food festival after Sunday Mass gave $1,169!
Fat Tuesday Food Festival Feb 2023

How does it work?

  1. Our cooks prepare beautiful foods from their cultures – such as egg rolls, samosas, Thai tea, and their family’s favorite sweets. Foods cover many tables!
  2. We choose foods to take home in exchange for a donation of any size to our St. Ambrose World Youth Day Fund.
World Youth Day 2023 logo

What are we supporting?

We’re helping 40 of our young adults pay for their pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Portugal next summer.

Their deep faith will grow deeper — and they will bring their Love of God back to our parish to be put into action.

They’ve earned or saved more than half the funds needed. Surprises and miracles have been happening for months around this effort!

Now they need our help. Please share the excitement with others – and please be generous!.

How to support our pilgrims

When we’re ready to offer this great event again – we’ll let you know right here!
Where to find us

St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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