SFA Special Needs Ministry

Job Opening

Full job description: Special Needs Ministry Coordinator Job Description

Employment application: SFA Employment Application


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is looking to hire a Special Needs Ministry Coordinator. This position coordinates the parish’s efforts in being a welcoming parish for persons with special needs and facilitates their needs being met by the parish, including faith formation and sacramental needs.

Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field is required and experience in serving students with challenging behavior is preferred. Experience in catechesis is preferred. The position requires 25 hours a week. Please send resume and references by March 29, 2019 to Christen Cota, the Director of Faith Formation at:

7075 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266

The mission of the Saint Francis of Assisi Special Needs Ministry is to create and maintain an environment where all of God's children can share their unique and wonderful gifts with Him.
For information on special needs support, as it relates to the following, please contact the office:
Religious Education (Pre-K through Adult)
Sacramental Preparation
Participation in Mass
Family Support
Food Allergies
Jess Streit, Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry
Office: 515-440-1030
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Mothers of Mary

Mothers of  Mary at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church welcomes ALL mothers of children with special needs, regardless of age, diagnosis or disability. This Catholic, Christian ministry provides moms with an opportunity to socialize with others on this journey and provides support, education, and guidance. Any mother, Catholic or not, is invited.

Click here for our 2019 gathering schedule!

Congratulations to Saint Francis of Assisi Special Needs Ministry!
2016 Winner of the Loyola Press Opening Doors Award


About the Opening Doors Award...
The Loyola Press Opening Doors Award honors a parish community that demonstrates a spirit of belonging and engagement practices that facilitate the meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the parish community and the life of the Catholic Church.
The winning parish will be awarded a plaque, be featured in NCPD E-News and website, and receive $1,000 to be used by the parish to continue their efforts on behalf of parishioners with disabilities.