Address 7075 Ashworth Road West Des Moines, IA 50266 Get Directions Phone 515-223-4577

About Us

Staff

The Staff of Saint Francis welcomes you to our Parish. Read more....

Our Patron Saint

Saint Francis was born in 1181 in the town of Assisi, about 80 miles from Rome. Francis felt he was being called to give new direction to the Church in its spiritual life and ending up leaving a dramatic mark on the whole of Christianity. Read more....

Our Church

The worship center and adjoining tower anchor the parish center. In addition to the church, the second construction phase included an education center and new administrative space, all connecting to the original building which is now a parish hall, meeting rooms and preschool. Read more....

Virtual Tour

Join us on a virtual tour of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Read more....

Parish History

The parish of St. Francis of Assisi was established on July 11, 1991, by Bishop William H. Bullock. With the rapid growth of the area, the need for a new parish in West Des Moines was very evident. In 1988, Monsignor Edward Pfeffer, then the pastor of Sacred Heart, and Father Edward J. Hurley, Vicar for Finance for the Diocese of Des Moines, were delegated by Bishop Bullock to begin the search for property for a future parish. Read more....

Leadership

The Saint Francis Leadership council is made up of a variety of committees and organizations.  Read more....

Mission Statement

We, the parish family of St. Francis of Assisi, are a Catholic, Christian Community striving to live the mission of Jesus Christ. Read more....

Directions to Saint Francis

Turn south from I-80 on the Jordan Creek Parkway exit in West Des Moines. Go about 1/2 mile to Ashworth Road. Turn left. Go one block. We are on the left side of Ashworth Road. View a detailed map here.

Become a Member

The mission of the Welcome Committee is to welcome new members to the St. Francis of Assisi parish family. Read more....