Featured Event

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  • Evening of Style

    The Evening of Style is a fun-filled night of fashion, food and fellowship. Tables of eight decorate their dining table in a theme of choice and come dressed in attire to match.
    This year the event was held at St. Francis on February 22, 2024.

    To learn more about this event, and to see photos from this year's event, please click here.
  • The Bash on Buffalo

    The Bash on Buffalo was held on Saturday, April 6th, at 6:00 pm, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of our school's largest fundraiser.

    It's a captivating evening featuring a silent and live auction, food, drinks, and more!

    NEW this year, proceeds from the Bash will support the purchase of a new school bus to replace old bus number 5. A much-needed replacement and one that will benefit all as this bus is used to transport students to extracurricular activities, retreats, and athletic events.

    Thank you Global Direct Mail & Marketing for being our 2024 Bash on Buffalo presenting sponsor.
  • Golf Outing

    Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines, the 45th Annual Dowling Golf Outing was held on August 7, 2023.
    We hosted 144 golfers and enjoyed a beautiful day at Terrace Hills Golf Course with food, drinks, contests, and prizes. With generous support from our golfers and event sponsors, we raised over $53,000 - THANK YOU! Funds raised support the Coppola Family Endowment Fund which has provided tuition assistance for DCHS students since the early 1970s.
    For more information about event partnership opportunities, please contact Events and Community Engagement Manager, Bonnie Bronson, at or 515-222-1095.
  • Grandparents Mass

    Thank you to all the grandparents who joined us for Grandparents Mass on September 28, 2023. 

    Grandparents were the guests of honor during this annual celebration and had the opportunity to visit campus, hear from student and faculty speakers, and celebrate Mass with their grandchildren.

    View the replay video of our program and Mass.
  • Pancake Breakfast

    The 62nd Annual Pancake Breakfast was held on Sunday, October 29th, 2023 at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Funds raised will support the NEW Student Activities Endowment which will create an opportunity for students to form new DCHS clubs as well as offer enhancements to the clubs already in existence.

    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Global Direct Mail & Marketing, Knights of Columbus, A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Beisser Lumber Company, Blue Compass, West Bank, Barr-Nunn Transportation LLC, Dario Lenarduzzi Terrazzo Co., Fire Creek Grill, Global Tech Services Inc., Graham Construction, Huntington Learning Center, Integrity Printing, Lisa Giudici Travel, Mercedez-Benz of Des Moines, Snyder & Associates, Drake University and Raising Canes!

    Please click here for more information about the Pancake Breakfast.
  • Christmas Luncheon

    The Christmas Luncheon was held on December 7, 2023 at Glen Oaks Golf & Country Club. This event is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and the Dowling Catholic community with a wonderful lunch, special guest speakers and entertainment from student musicians and vocalists. A great way to start the season of Advent.
  • Weddings at Coppola St. Joseph Chapel

    For information about future weddings at Coppola St. Joseph Chapel, please email

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.