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  • Evening of Style

    The Evening of Style is a fun filled night to view the latest fashion trends and socialize with friends and fellow parents. This unique event significantly contributes to the fundraising efforts of the Bash Online through table registrations and donated gifts of products and services. Due to COVID, we are unable to host the fashion show but will be implementing a collection party to support the Bash through a gift gathering initiative during Catholic Schools Week. Each grade is encouraged to donate different products, items or gift cards and turn them in to the business office February 1-5. The grade that collects the most items will earn an out of uniform day at school and a Bash Break snack at a later date. Grade specific themes:
    Freshmen are asked to donate home and garden items. 
    Sophomores are asked to donate entertainment items. 
    Juniors are asked to donate health and beauty items.
    Seniors are asked to donate food and beverage items.
    Thank you for supporting the Evening of Style with a gift! All items are greatly appreciated. Cash gifts will be used to supplement the physical donations that are received.
    If you have questions about gift ideas or need to make arrangements for gift delivery, please contact Carolyn at or 515.222.1095.
  • Dowling Days Mass

    Please join us for Bishop Dowling Days Mass on March 26, 2020!

    This Mass is part of a special weeklong celebration honoring the birthday of our founder, Bishop Dowling, and the history and traditions established more than a century ago.
  • The Bash on Buffalo

    Greetings, friends of Dowling Catholic. Our biggest fundraising event of the year, The Bash Online, is scheduled for Saturday, April 17. Please join us as we bring together our DCHS community of alumni, parents, family and friends for a special edition of our signature event. Bidding opens on Tuesday, April 13 so mark your calendars now! Watch for updates and special item sneak peeks leading up to the kick off.
    The Bash Online will feature a silent and live auction with over 100 items, mystery wine and bottle pull, restaurant row and raffle drawings. Be on the lookout for the new additions to the event featuring The Golden Ticket opportunity and college sweatshirt boutique. For all of the many individuals and businesses that have contributed to make this event possible: we are immensely grateful for your generosity. Thank you!
    Proceeds will be used to provide tuition assistance and other support to our Dowling Catholic families in need of our help through these challenging times. Details for how to participate will be emailed, posted on our website, and shared on social media.
    We are looking forward to a great event! 
    Click here for more information and to get your tickets!
  • Golden Jubilee

    The Golden Jubilee 2021 date is to be determined due to Covid 19.

    Please join us for a reunion celebration of St. Joseph Academy and Dowling High School Alumni. Reconnect with classmates from 1970 and earlier.
  • Golf Outing

    Each summer our Maroon community comes together at Echo Valley Country Club for  a fun day of golf and to raise approximately $40,000 for the Coppola Family Endowment. We look forward to teeing off August 2021 for this great cause. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carolyn Burch Kirchhoff at or at 515.222.1095.
  • Grandparents’ Day

    The Dowling Catholic Community came together virtually to celebrate our special grandparents and grandfriends in October 2020. A unique video was created to showcase the special bonds between grandchildren and grandparents. In a short speech, Senior Kristin Wenham described the special bond and love she shares with her grandparents. That video can be found here. Alumni Dr. Joe Cordaro '67 shared the length and strength of his DCHS ties as a former student and now as a grandparent. The video, found here, also showcased the talents of our DCHS choir. 

    We are looking forward to welcoming our special guests back to campus for a traditional Mass October 7, 2021
  • Pancake Breakfast

    The 59th annual DCHS pancake breakfast looked a bit different in 2020. This virtual event featured a drive through party that included a hot coffee station, entertainment provided by DCHS cheerleaders and future cheerleaders and performances by the DCHS drumline. Mr. Pancake and Mr. Bacon also made appearances. The main attraction remained the same: pancakes! Again, Heartland Products generously donated the delicious pancake mix. The mix was then packaged by a group  of volunteers into take home breakfast kits that included individual syrups and coloring pages. 

    We look forward to hosting our traditional event on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
  • Christmas Luncheon

    The Christmas Luncheon will be held on December 2nd, 2021. 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.

    For more information, please contact 515.225.3000.
  • Weddings at Coppola St. Joseph Chapel

    For information about weddings at Coppola St. Joseph Chapel contact Becky Osweiler-Hott at or 515.222.1017

    Available summer dates only: June, July and the first weekend in August.  

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.