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.
The Art and Environment Committee plans and implements the liturgical decorations for the parish.
The Board addresses the educational needs of the entire parish community; adults, youth and children.
The St. Francis of Assisi Building Grounds group oversees operations and maintenance of the property and buildings.
The Faith Formation Council plans, promotes, and advocates for the lifelong formation in faith of all members of the Catholic community.
The Finance Council, working with the Pastor, Staff, and Parish Council, establishes the parish budget and allocates funds for programs and operations.
This committee initiates and coordinates the celebration of liturgy and the spiritual growth of parish members.
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.
The Refugee Committee ministers to the refugees (mainly Sudanese) in the Des Moines Diocese.
The Respect Life Committee centers around pro-life beliefs.
The Safe & Secure Committee oversees & addresses all safety needs and concerns for the parish.