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Mass Times

Daily Masses
Monday-Friday at 12:10pm
Saturday at 8:00am

Weekend Masses
Saturday at 4:00pm
Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00am

Weekdays at 11:45am
Sundays at 8:00am

Wednesdays 11am-12pm
Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm

For livestream of the Mass, see our Facebook page.

Adoration and Holy Hour

We offer adoration every Friday from 9am-11:30am in the side chapel. Daily Mass will follow at 12:10pm. 
You are welcome to pray near the tabernacle in the chapel any time the church is open.

Holy Hour
Holy Hour is every Monday 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

Reconciliation / Confession

Reconciliation is offered:
Wednesdays from 11am-Noon
Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm

To make an appointment for a different time, please 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.

Download an informational pamphlet on Reconciliation HERE.

Healing Service

On the second Saturday of each month beginning after the 4:00 Mass (around 5:30pm) an evening of adoration, reconciliation, and healing prayer is offered by Tim Jameson and Prairie Fire Ministries at St. Ambrose Cathedral.

Upcoming Dates:
July 13, 2024
August 10, 2024
September 14, 2024
October 12. 2024
November 9, 2024
No Healing Service in December

Click HERE for more information on Prairie Fire Ministries.

Multi-Lingual Services

Many of our communities offer Masses in their own languages.

Contact our office at 515-288-7411 if you’d like more information on these Masses.

Become a Parishioner

To register for our parish, please fill out the registration form below. You can get it back to us by placing it in the collection basket at Mass, dropping it off in our office (in person or by mail), or emailing it back to us at

Parish Registration Form PDF

A Message from Fr. Nivin

Read a message from Fr. Nivin in our St. Ambrose Cathedral newsletter.

Read Fr. Nivin’s homilies at his homily blog.

Where to find us

St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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