Welcome! We're so glad you're here. The core mission of Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Student Center (Drake's  Newman Community) is to serve college and university students within the Des Moines area.

The Center serves as a place of worship, prayer, study, and service. St. Catherine's has everything from free student suppers, Candlelight Mass, movie nights, and study sessions, to service programs, Bible Studies, and more!


Located on the south side of University Avenue from Drake's campus, St. Catherine's is a spiritual "home away from home" for Drake University and Des Moines area college students.

All Drake students are welcome and are not required to be Catholic in order to attend or participate in St. Catherine's sponsored events.

In a relaxed atmosphere, students build community, share their faith and are challenged to reach out in service to the local community to impact issues of social justice.

The diverse congregation at St. Catherine's allows for students to have a unique and inviting environment to learn more about their faith and grow as individuals.


David Robinson Scholarship

Annually, the David Robinson Memorial Service and Leadership Scholarship awards up to $5,000 toward educational expenses.

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