Dowling Catholic Community Events

Join us as a Dowling Catholic volunteer and help assist at our events!

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  • The Bash on Buffalo

    This year’s auction - "The Bash on Buffalo" will be held on Saturday, February 9 at Dowling Catholic. Over 300 Dowling community members will gather to enjoy a night of food, bidding, and fun in the DCHS gym. A great event, for a great cause - our teachers and students!

    Questions, please contact Holly Ackermann at or 515.222.1029.

    For more information, and to purchase raffle tickets click here
  • MVP Night of Style

    Good food, great friends, and fun fashions were all enjoyed at the 2018 Evening of Style! Almost 150 women gathered at Sacred Heart Parish to help support the Annual Auction. Huge thanks for those that supported this event. Save the date! Our 2019 MVP Night of Style will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019!

    Questions, please contact Holly Ackermann at or 515.222.1029.
  • Golden Jubilee

    1884-1969 Golden Jubilee
    June 9, 2019 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 classes 1940-1969.

    Questions, please contact Kimberly Bowman at or 515.222.1048.
  • Golf Outing

    This year's event will take place on Monday, August 6, 2018. Each summer at Echo Valley Country Club more than 200 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 Holly Ackermann at or 515.222.1029.
  • Homecoming Tailgate

    Free tailgate event on the grounds of Valley Stadium to celebrate homecoming on Friday, September 14th. Hot dogs, water and cookies are handed out along with tattoos and beads for the kids.

    Questions, please contact Holly Ackermann at or 515.222.1029.

  • 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 2018 recognition dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Des Moines Golf & Country Club.

    For more information, please contact 515.225.3000.
  • Grandparents’ Mass

    Grandparents' Mass 2018 was held on Thursday, October 18 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 57th annual Pancake Breakfast was held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Varied Industries Building. Last year's event brought nearly 3,000 Dowling 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!

    For more information, please contact Holly Ackermann at or 515.222.1029.
  • Christmas Luncheon

    Plan now to join us December 6, 2018, for our next Christmas Luncheon at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. This event is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas and the Dowling Catholic community with a wonderful lunch, musical entertainment from our Flute Ensemble and Jazz Choir and of course, the Peppermint Stick Hot Fudge sundae for dessert!

    For more information, please contact 515.225.3000.
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Please join us to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Festivities begin in the Narthex and Mass will be celebrated in the Coppola Family St. Joseph Chapel beginning at 3:30 PM. A new Our Lady of Guadalupe statue, a gift from the DCHS Class of 1978, will be blessed and a procession will follow Mass. Refreshments will be served.
    Please RSVP here with the number of guests who will be attending.
  • Young Alumni - Professional Networking Luncheon

    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 Kimberly Bowman at or 515.222.1048.
  • 50 Years of Swim

    Please join us on December 18, 2018 as we celebrate 50 years of swimming and diving excellence at Dowling Catholic.  A Reception will take place at 4 p.m. followed by the swim meet versus the Valley Tigers at 5.

    Please RSVP to 
    Kimberly Bowman or call 515-222-1048.

    To make a donation, please visit 
    Mark Crouch Pool Endowment.
  • Weddings at St. Joseph Chapel

    For information about weddings at Coppola Family St. Joseph Chapel contact Holly Ackermann at or 515.222.1029 or visit our weddings website.

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.