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Sacrament Preparation

Please contact our parish office to talk about receiving:

  • Baptism
  • First Eucharist (First Communion)
  • First Reconciliation (Confession)
  • Confirmation
  • Matrimony (Wedding)
  • Anointing of the Sick

Family Faith Formation

We provide Faith Formation classes on Sunday mornings (September through May) for more than 100 families.

Volunteers are always welcome and needed for this busy program. Contact the office at 515.288.7411 for more information. Thank you!

Youth and Teens

We want all our young people to draw close to God. Some opportunities include:

  • Family Faith Formation classes and experiences
  • Catholic Youth Camp
  • National Catholic Youth Conference
  • Youth choir – includes participation in processions for special feast day Masses
  • Liturgical ministries – including altar servers, lectors, ushers and Eucharistic ministers

Adult Faith Formation

From time to time, opportunities for small-group faith sharing or Bible study are offered. If there is something you’d like to study or discuss with others, please suggest this topic.

Volunteers are always welcome and needed to help create and offer adult faith formation opportunities. For Adult Faith Formation inquiries, contact the office at 515.288.7411.

FORMED invitation


All parishioners are invited to enjoy Catholic videos, animated children’s programs, movies, audio stories, e-books and Bible studies through the online platform FORMED.

Our parish has subscribed to FORMED for you, to enrich your relationship with God. It offers programs of faith for all ages and interests.

For a free FORMED app for your phone or tablet, search FORMED Catholic in your app store.

Where to find us

St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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