St. Francis leadership is made up of the following committees and councils. Explore the links below to learn more about each organization.

It is time to complete our annual discernment process for Pastoral Council, Board of Education and Faith Formation Council. These councils have 9 members each with staggered terms. Each year, 3 new members are discerned for each group.

Day of Discernment will look different this year due to the Diocesan, CDC Guidelines enforced during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Fr. Ray will review all submitted paperwork, reach out in early May to those individuals interested in sharing their time and gifts with the parish. The information form needs to be returned to the parish office by Noon on Thursday, April 30.

2020 Discernment Packet


CC ArtsArt & Environment Committee

The Art and Environment Committee plans and implements the liturgical decorations for the parish.

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CC BOEBoard of Education

The Board addresses the educational needs of the entire parish community; adults, youth and children.

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CC BuildingsBuilding & Grounds Committee

The St. Francis of Assisi Building Grounds group oversees operations and maintenance of the property and buildings.

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Illustration of hand holding a lit candleFaith Formation Council

The Faith Formation Council plans, promotes, and advocates for the lifelong formation in faith of all members of the Catholic community.

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Illustration of balanced scaleFinance Council

The Finance Council, working with the Pastor, Staff, and Parish Council, establishes the parish budget and allocates funds for programs and operations.

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Illustration of group of people sitting in a pew, facing a pastor at a podiumLiturgy Committee

This committee initiates and coordinates the celebration of liturgy and the spiritual growth of parish members.

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Illustration of branch with leavesPastoral Council

The Council studies the life and mission of the church, explores the ideas and needs of the parishioners as to its conformity with the Gospel and recommends policies and programs with a vision for the future.

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Illustration of two people; one person has hand on the other person's shoulderRefugee Committee

The Refugee Committee ministers to the refugees (mainly Sudanese) in the Des Moines Diocese.

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Illustration of angel with a heart on its chestRespect Life Committee

The Respect Life Committee centers around pro-life beliefs.

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Illustration of bellSafe & Secure Committee

The Safe & Secure Committee oversees & addresses all safety needs and concerns for the parish.

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