Updates and Resources

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"Oh, if only the suffering soul knew how it is loved by God, it would die of joy and excess of happiness! Some day, we will know the value of suffering, but then we will no longer be able to suffer. The present moment is ours." 

- Diary of St. Faustina, 963

During this time of uncertainty Iowa Catholic Radio strives to bring hope and spiritual food for all in need.

Our regular programming will continue with our weekly local shows at 7 am and 9 am (Monday - Friday) and 10 am (Tuesday & Wednesday). 

EWTN programming will continue as usual. 

We also broadcast the following:


Mass: Saturday and Sunday at 7 am. 

The Rosary: everyday at  5:30 am, 9:30 am and 9:30 pm. 

The Angelus:  everyday at 6 am.

Divine Mercy Chaplet: everyday at 3 pm. 

Read the Bible in a Year: 5 am


All local shows and past episodes can be found on the Iowa Catholic Radio app, or by going to the show's episode page found here

To listen LIVE click here

In addition to our shows, we would like to provide resources for those home bound or who need spiritual encouragement. Please see the below links, and check back regularly for updates.   

A Message from Bishop William joensen

The diocese of des Moines Updates: 

Please check the Diocese of Des Moines Facebook Page for further updates from Bishop Joensen. 

Latest pastoral message from Bishop Joensen- Updated 6/17:

All parishes in the Diocese of Des Moines are open to public mass in some capacity. Please check your parish website for in-person Mass times. 
Video broadcasted Mass: 

St. Ambrose Cathedral, DSM

St. Anthony, DSM, 8:30 am daily Mass, 9:30 (Latin EF) & 11 am Sunday Mass.

Basilica of St. John, DSM, Noon daily Mass, 10:30 Sunday Mass

St. Theresa's, DSM, 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass, 8:30 am Sunday Mass.

Sacred Heart, DSM, 9 am daily Mass, 9 am Sunday Mass, 10:30 am Misa Dominical en Español.

St. Patrick's, Perry, 4:30 pm Saturday vigil Mass, 10 am am Misa Dominical en Español.


St. Ambrose Cathedral, DSM

Tuesday: 11 am -11:30 am, Wednesday: 11 am - 12 Noon, Saturday: 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

St. Pius, Urbandale 

Tuesday: 9 am-11 am,  Wednesday: 5 pm -7 pm, Friday: 9 am-11 am and 5 pm-7 pm, Saturday 3 pm - 5 pm

Please check parish websites for updated information, as these times are subject to change.

If your parish is offering confession times, please email to let us know! 


Prayer of Spiritual Communion

(For those who may wish but for whatever reason are unable to receive holy communion)


My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.



Oración por una Comunión Espiritual

(Para aquellos que desean pero que por cualquier razón no pueden recibir la sagrada comunión)


Creo, Jesús mío, que estás real y verdaderamente presente en el Santísimo Sacramento. Te amo sobre todas las cosas, y deseo vivamente recibirte dentro de mi alma. Pero no pudiendo hacerlo ahora sacramentalmente, ven al menos espiritualmente a mi corazón. Y como si ya te hubiese recibido, te abrazo y me uno del todo a Ti. Señor, no permitas que jamás me aparte de Ti.



Novena for the end of the Coronavirus: 

Liturgy of the Hours: 

Daily readings