MASS: Saturday 5:00 p.m. • Sunday 10:30 a.m. (with ASL Interpreter) • Sunday 2:00 p.m. (in Kiswahili, 3rd Sunday in English) • Sunday 5:00 p.m. (Student Supper after) • Sunday 8:00 p.m. (Last Chance!) • Monday 5:00 p.m. (Communion Service - No Mass) • Tuesday-Thursday 5:15 p.m. • Thursday 9:15 p.m. (Student Candlelight Mass) • Friday 12:00 p.m. RECONCILIATION: Saturday 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Your Spiritual Home Away From Home
Welcome to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and Student Center at Drake University
We are located in the heart of the Des Moines Metro area one block south of Drake University. We’ve been serving students and faculty since the mid-1940s and have been The Drake Newman Community since 1969.
We are an intimate, vibrant, faith community of servant leaders. We have a healthy parish life with residents and students engaged in many ministries. If you haven’t already, we invite you to register.
And, whether you are a new or longtime member, we encourage you to become involved in some capacity to feel connected and engaged in this dynamic faith community. We hope you’ll consider St. Catherine’s your spiritual home away from home.
Yours In Christ,
Fr. Protas Okwalo, SJ
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Student Center at Drake University is an inclusive and supportive community of resident parishioners and students striving through liturgy, community, service, and faith formation to grow as servant leaders for the Catholic Church and broader community.
St. Catherine’s is an inclusive spiritual "home away from home."
Our Core Values
We value inclusiveness. All are welcome in our culture of encounter • We welcome with hospitality for a sense of belonging • We emphasize uplifting liturgies with inspiring music and relevant homilies • We enable transformative spiritual development • We care for one another • We live service and social justice