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 facebook.com/dmdiocese
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
Special Hours during Lent: 11:00 every weekday (prior to 12:10 Mass).
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
Third Wednesday of each month 5:30 to 8:30 PM
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. 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 March 1 e-news:
Dear Saint Ambrose family: Blessed Lent!
Lent is a great opportunity to spend more time with Jesus, in the desert of prayerfulness and spiritual awareness, away from worldly pleasures and distractions. It is not a time of suffering but a time of grace, when we focus on how Jesus accomplished His mission – by embracing the cross. His passion and death and resurrection has won for us redemption. Christopher West said, “Grace flows through wounds.” We are indeed graced through our Lord’s sacred wounds.
Our God desires to give generously. Let us receive humbly and gratefully.
Remember, God’s mercy is greater than any sin, and all sins combined. And no sin can ever undo God’s love. “Repent and believe in the Gospel”. I pray that your Lenten journey will be joyful, fruitful and beautiful.
God bless you and your loved ones,