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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Monday-Friday 12:10 PM

Holy Days: Please see the current bulletin for Mass times and other opportunities to observe holy seasons of the Church.

Christmas Masses

Dec. 24 Christmas Vigil

4:00 PM

6:30 PM with Bishop Joensen

10:00 PM

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

8:30 AM

11:00 AM with Bishop Joensen

12:30 prepared with our refugee communities


Holy Days

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Wed. Dec. 7 at 6 PM:  Vigil Mass

Thurs. Dec. 8 at 12:10 PM

Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God

Sat. Dec. 31 at 4 PM:  Vigil Mass

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Online liturgies

Some liturgies, including a Sunday Mass, are streamed through the St. Ambrose Cathedral Facebook page.

Holy Hour with Bishop Joensen

Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the Cathedral


You are welcome to pray near the tabernacle in St. Anne Chapel. Our church is open most daytime hours for this purpose. No adoration schedule is set at this time.

Reconciliation / Confession

Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Saturday 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

December 2022: 
Wednesday from 11:00 AM-12:00PM (Dec 7, 14, 21)
Saturday 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (Dec 3, 10, 17)
Dec. 22 (Thursday) 11:00 AM-12:00PM
Dec. 23 (Friday) 11:00 AM-12:00PM
(No reconciliation on Dec. 24)

To make an appointment for a different time, contact the parish office at 515-288-7411.

Confessionals are in the sacristy. Go into the short hallway near the West entrance (near the baptismal font) that leads to the sacristy. Lines form in that hallway.


Sunday 8:00 AM in St. Anne Chapel
Monday-Friday 11:45 AM in St. Anne Chapel

Healing Services

Third Wednesday of each month 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Multi-lingual services

Watch this space for news of our next liturgy that includes multiple languages from our community. For example, Lenten Stations of the Cross are prayed alternating six languages, and our Pentecost and Easter Vigil Masses include music and Scripture readings in several languages.

Where to find us

St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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