Featured Event

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  • Evening of Style

    Enjoy a fabulous night with dinner, drinks and a fashion show that previews fresh spring clothing lines modeled by Dowling Catholic students and parents. Mark your calendar for Thursday, February 6th at 6:30pm and join the fun at the Sacred Heart pastoral center located at 1627 Grand Avenue in West Moines. The Evening of Style supports the mission and students of Dowling Catholic High School.
  • 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

    We invite you to join us at the Bash on Buffalo, Dowling Catholic’s biggest fundraiser and a celebration of our students. This event brings together parents, alumni and community members to raise funds which ensure our students have the best experience on their journey to becoming Christ-centered leaders. 

    Enjoy opportunities to win in the 50/50 Raffle, Wine Pull, Silent and Live Auctions.

    New this year: enjoy wine and beer followed by a sit-down dinner before Final Mix Show Band takes the stage. You won’t want to miss this celebration!

    Click here for more information, to purchase tickets and to save a table for you and your friends.
  • Golden Jubilee

    June 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Chapel
    Mass with reception and tours to follow.
    Please join us for a reunion celebration of St. Joseph Academy and Dowling High School Alumni. Reconnect with classmates from 1969 and earlier.

  • Golf Outing

    This year's event took place on Monday, August 5, 2019. Each summer at Echo Valley Country Club golfers come together for a fun day of golf and annually raise approximately $40,000 to benefit the Coppola Financial Aid Endowment.

    For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carolyn Burch Kirchhoff at or 515.222.1095.
  • President’s Council Dinner

    The Dowling Catholic President's Council was initiated in 1985 to recognize and thank individuals who support the school with gifts of cash or stock totaling $2,000 or more annually (fiscal year July 1- June 30). The 2019 recognition dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

    For more information, please contact 515.225.3000.
  • Homecoming Party

    We celebrate DCHS Homecoming with various events throughout the day beginning with the 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction at 1PM at DCHS featuring inductees Elliott Baker, Jessica Campbell, former football coach Matt Dillon, Claudia Farrell, Tom Gaul, Eric Lee, Lincoln Mincks, and Karissa Schweitzer. A pep assembly will follow at 2:30 PM in the gymnasium. The football game against Des Moines Lincoln is at 7:00 PM at Valley Stadium. Our AHOF inductees and members of the Stepperettes will be recognized during the game. Please join us for an Alumni After Game Party at Wellmans Rooftop and Pub, West Des Moines. Free admission, hosted hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. There will be door prizes and a drawing for DCHS gift baskets. The Stepperettes and other famous alumni will be in attendance. Annie Baldwin '91 owner of the establishment will be on hand along with organization leadership including Dr. Dan Ryan, President.
  • Grandparents’ Mass

    Join us for Grandparents' Mass on Thursday, October 10, 2019 starting at 8:30 am in the Dowling Catholic Gym. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for one of our favorite community events of the year!
  • Pancake Breakfast

    The 58th annual Pancake Breakfast was held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in the Varied Industries Building. Last year's event brought nearly 3,000 Dowling Catholic community members together to enjoy fellowship and raise money to support teachers and staff in fulfilling classroom needs. We can't wait to see you and your family at the next Pancake Breakfast!
  • Christmas Luncheon

    Our Christmas Luncheon will be held on December 5, 2019. This event is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas and the Dowling Catholic community with a wonderful lunch, entertainment from student musicians and vocalists and of course, the Peppermint Stick Hot Fudge sundae for dessert!

    For more information, please contact 515.225.3000.

    UPDATE: The 2019 Christmas Luncheon is sold out!
  • Young Alumni - Professional Networking Luncheon

    January 8, 2020
    Area leaders, human resource managers and Alumni from a variety of fields will provide valuable insight into specific industries, the local job market, and finding that first employment opportunity. The event will include individual introductions, round table discussions and a featured speaker.

    Questions, please contact Blair Ryan at or 515.222.1048.
  • Weddings at Coppola St. Joseph Chapel

    For information about weddings at Coppola St. Joseph Chapel contact Becky Osweiler-Hott at or 515.225.3000.

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.