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We welcome Bishop William M. Joensen to our Diocese

Pope Francis named Father William M. Joensen, Ph.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, as the 10th bishop for the Diocese of Des Moines. For the Bishop’s most recent guidelines, click HERE . For the latest information from the Diocese regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 go to



      Other Events

  • Man-Up West, December 2021:¬†¬†¬†¬†Lunch with Bishop William Joensen¬†Bishop Joensen will join Man-Up West for the 1st¬†time. He will cover topics such as:¬†¬†¬†

    • His background
    • Life as a college professor and dean of campus spiritual life,¬†¬†
    • Life as a Bishop,¬†¬†
    • Eucharistic Renewal and Revival,¬†¬†
    • The Ignite Capital Campaign.¬†¬†

    Friday, December 10th, Noon/St. Francis of Assisi Parish, West Des Moines  A Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be available for a free-will offering. Program: High Noon, December 10th, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church- 7075 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50266   Register for this event at  

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