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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.


NOTE: Monday-Thursday (October 2-5) will be Communion services, not full Masses, due to priests being at a workshop

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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 week days between 9am-4pm 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. Beginning in January 2024, the healing services will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

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.

Priest Prayer Calendar

A printable version of the prayer calendar for priests is available here.

Fr. Nivin’s homilies

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

Taken from Fr. Nivin’s message to us in our September newsletter:

William Arthur Ward said, ” Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” And Howard Zinn said, “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

Participate, help, work. This parish needs every one of us to come alive, and the church will be alive. Transform ourselves. Transform our parish. Transform our world. If we all work together, we can transform.

God bless all!

Father Nivin

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St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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