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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM Monday-Friday 12:10 PM

Mass intentions can be found in the bulletin.

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Online liturgies

Some liturgies, including a Sunday Mass, are streamed through the St. Ambrose Cathedral Facebook page.

Holy Hour with Bishop Joensen

Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the Cathedral. The Bishop attends as often as he is able. Includes exposition of the Eucharist, reflection, group prayer, quiet time and Benediction. Often livestreamed at


You are welcome to pray near the tabernacle in St. Anne Chapel. Our church is open most daytime hours for this purpose. No adoration schedule is set at this time.

Reconciliation / Confession

Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Saturday 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

To make an appointment for a different time, contact the parish office at 515-288-7411.

Confessionals are in the sacristy. Go into the short hallway near the West entrance (near the baptismal font) that leads to the sacristy. Lines form in that hallway.


Sunday 8:00 AM in St. Anne Chapel
Monday-Friday 11:45 AM in St. Anne Chapel

Healing Services

On the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:30, an evening of adoration, reconciliation, and healing prayer is offered by Tim Jameson and Prairie Fire Ministries.

Multi-lingual services

Lenten Stations of the Cross are prayed alternating six languages.
Our Easter Vigil and Pentecost Masses will include music and Scripture readings in several languages.

Fr. Nipin Scaria

Fr. Nivin’s homilies

You can read or print Fr. Nivin Scaria’s homilies at his homily blog.

From Fr. Nivin’s message to us in our April newsletter:

Truly, the Holy Triduum is a big deal. It is the foundation of our faith.

The Paschal mystery — Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection — is the life of church, the essence of our belief. If it is not a big deal for us, then nothing else is.

I wish that all of us in this parish family will put aside our other activities, and make time for the Holy Triduum liturgies:
to be there with the Lord at His last supper,
keep watch an hour with Him in agony,
stay by Him as He suffers and dies on the cross,
then wait in silence for His resurrection with great anticipation.

Let us make the Triduum a big deal in our lives.

Easter blessings to you and yours!
Father Nivin

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St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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