2023 Ordination Dates

June 9, 2023

Ordination dates for 2023:

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate: June 9, 2023 at Christ the King Parish in Des Moines

Ordination to the Priesthood: June 23, 2023 at St. Ambrose Cathedral

Both ordinations will be held at 5:00 p.m. More details coming soon!

Questions? Please email us or call 515-237-5014.

Join Bishop Pates in prayer for vocations at St. Mary Parish, 512 W. Thomas, Shenandoah, IA 51601 on Monday, October 27 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Pope Francis said "Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community... this is why Jesus said, "Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, 'that is God the Father, 'to send out laborers into his harvest." 

All are welcome to this holy hour of Eucharistic adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Please invite a friend!

For more information, please email us or call 515-237-5014.