Faith Journey

Dowling Catholic High School is a community of faith where learning, leadership, and sportsmanship are Christ-centered.  The mission at Dowling Catholic is to inspire a love of learning and a respect for fellow human beings in an environment that fosters excellence in academics and spiritual development. The culture at Dowling Catholic is one of caring and support which embraces diversity and students of all faiths. The following faith-life activities are offered to all DCHS students:

  • Daily school-wide prayer
  • Daily Mass offered
  • Monthly all-school Mass
  • Christian retreats
  • Service projects and organizations
  • Ten religious course offerings with Diocesan-wide standards & benchmarks
  • Ongoing faith formation for faculty

Daily Mass Schedule in St. Joseph Chapel
Wednesday 7:15 a.m. | Tuesday/Thursday during seminar | Friday 3:15 p.m.

During Seminar with Fr. Acrea in his office in the narthex or by appointment with Fr. Kautzky in his office in Student Services.

Mondays from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel

Morning Prayer
20 minutes before school starts in the St. Joseph Chapel

A night of witness, praise, and Eucharistic adoration. Held the second Sunday of every month from 7-8:30 pm. See Maroon Minute for this semester’s speaker schedule and specific dates.

School Chaplain

Fr. Zach Kautzky 515.222.1022

Director of Formation & Ministry

Terry Clark  |  515.225.3000 x 2619

Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000