Parish Ministries

Art & Environment Committee

The Art and Environment Committee creates the atmosphere suitable to enhance worship throughout the church seasons.

Buildings and Grounds

The Building and Grounds Committee maintains and monitors the physical plant and grounds for safety and aesthetics.

Christ Renews His Parish

If you’re looking for “some time away” or “some laughter and joy” and an opportunity to deepen your faith during a weekend where others take care of you in a relaxed and enjoyable environment, prayerfully consider attending Assumption’s Christ Renews His Parish weekend.

Connection Cafe

The Connection Cafe serves lunch five days a week to homeless and low income individuals and families in downtown Des Moines. Under the direction of a paid coordinator, volunteers from more than 30 churches, schools and civic groups donate and serve an average of 146 meals to 114 people on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. In 2011, more than 2150 volunteers served 38,675 meals.

Don Justo Coffee

Are you drinking the coffee that can make a difference in the lives of our brothers & sisters in the dirt-floor communities of the Berlin, Usulutan, El Salvador area? If not, why not?

Food Pantry

The Food Bank of Iowa is a charitable, not-for-profit organization committed to our mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education.


What began as a private family volunteer endeavor has quickly become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with hundreds of volunteers, dozens of partners, a large impact locally, and a national vision to help ease and end homelessness.

Liturgical Ministries

While the priest leads the Mass, it’s the parishioners who bring the Mass to life.  From the Music, Gift Bearers, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers,  all these tasks are essential to the Mass and performed by parishioners like you.

Music Ministry

Ask about singing during the Mass with our different singing groups. Contact the Parish administrator for more information.

Social Justice

The mission of the Assumption Parish Social Justice Committee is to promote the social teachings of the Catholic Church through prayer, education and action, preserving the dignity of human life and fostering unity and the acceptance of diversity.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is available by appointment with the pastor or and of the deacons. Contact the parish office or visit the parish website for email addresses to schedule an appointment with the ordained ministers.


Psalm 116:12 “How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me?”   We invite you to join us in creating a strong, vibrant Assumption Parish Community.  If you have been away from the Church, for whatever reason, please come home to celebrate your Catholic faith

Tamanique Sister Parish

Assumption has a sister Parish in Taminique El Salvador.  Tamanique is a municipality in the La Libertad department of El Salvador. About 17 miles northwest of El Puerto La Libertad. Tamanique is known for coffee growing and avacodo trees. Population 5,000 including surrounding areas.