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If someone told you that you'd make a good priest someday...


If you've been wondering what it would be like to be a priest...


If you wish you had an opportunity to pray about your vocation, to talk with priests or to visit a seminary...


Then you've come to the right place. The Diocese of Des Moines has a thriving vocations program with an open door to men and women who are discerning religious life. We have young men who decided while still in high school that they want to explore the possibility of becoming a priest. We also have men who graduated and held jobs before answering that call to consider the priesthood. We have journeyed with women as they moved closer to Christ and into a religious community.

We invite you to look around our website and email Father Ross Parker or give him a call at 515-237-5050. He'd be happy to visit with you and answer your questions as you discern what God wants you to do with your life.