Coming Events at St. Philomena

Cornerstone Catholic Conference

Come, join the Bishops of Washington State at the Tacoma Convention Center! Be inspired and educated in the Gospel call to care for our brothers and sisters who are unborn, poor, marginalized, or at the end of life. Click here for more info.


Nuts & Bolts of Catechesis

Presented by Sister Liz Tiernan Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 am -2:00 pm (lunch included)

To be held at St. Philomena Church, Des Moines

Begin the day with 9:00 am Mass. Learn skills, techniques and resources adaptable for every age student to enhance their experience of the Good News.

For questions, e-mail: Or Call Roberta Tassani at 1 800 950-4970. To register online and for other schedule, go to

11/7 - 11/9

Project Rachel: Hope and Healing after Abortion Retreat

When we remember and grieve our loss, we set our souls free so we can move beyond the pain. Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat with us. Give yourself permission to remember, grieve and then find freedom and life in God as you become a new creation full of hope. For more information please call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)


Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

The next Blood Drive is scheduled for the 10th of November, from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. The sign up sheets are at the east entrance to the church.


Holiday Bazaar

November 22, 2014 is St. Philomena’s annual Holiday Bazaar. It will be held in the parish hall from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We are looking for vendors to sell their arts and crafts. If you would like to be a vendor please contact Gina Fletcher at; there is space for only 40 vendors.

For more events, please check the latest bulletin.