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Parish Announcements

St. Mary of Nazareth Parish in Des Moines, IA is seeking a full time Director of Youth (9th – 12th) Ministry. Read more...

Canadian acoustic artist Joe Zambon sharing songs of hope from his new album. Learn more...

Help Needed!!
Help is needed with the laundering and ironing of the purificators, the white cloth used to wipe the chalice each Mass during communion. If you would be interested in assisting with this, please contact the parish office, 276-4042.
Sister Lillian Stevens Silver Jubilee
Sister Lillian was a parishioner at St. Mary’s from 2008 to 2016. She would like to invite everyone to attend her Silver Jubilee on Sunday, June 25 at 2:00pm at Christ the King Chapel, St. Ambrose University, 518 S. Locust Street, Davenport, IA.
St. Mary’s Piecemakers Quilt Raffle
We will be holding a raffle for a beautiful quilt which was pieced together by Pam Nelson and machine quilted by Lynn Witzenburg. Tickets are $2 for one ticket or $10 for six tickets. Sales will run from June 3 to June 25.
Rekindle Your Life’s Passion: Living for the Greater Glory of God!
The Emmaus House is hosting a Day of Recollection here at St. Mary’s on Saturday, July 15 from 9 am to 3pm. Cost is $35 per person and seating is limited. Register with Cindy Shaw at Emmaus House (515-282-4839) or online at
Parish Auction - Mark Your Calendar for Carnival 17
This year’s auction theme is “Carnival”. The event will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017. Ticket sales will begin in August. Donations - items and/or cash - are now being accepted and can be dropped off at the parish office during the week.
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Click here for Mass and Activities Cancellation Policy

Cancellations due to Weather:

Daily Mass: If Des Moines Public Schools cancel classes for the day OR have delayed school buses, daily Mass will be cancelled.

Faith Formation, LIFE TEEN and Adult Choir: If the Johnston Community School District cancels classes for the day or has an early dismissal due to bad weather, Faith Formation, LIFE TEEN and Adult Choir will also be cancelled.