Parents are requested to call the Parish Office to register for pre-baptism classes, preferably during the first six months of pregnancy. Baptisms are normally celebrated in small groups of four or five children. We limit the group to four or five due to the size of our space and allowing for involvement of families. This reflects that the children are being baptized into the community of the Church and this means it is a community celebration, not just a private family celebration.

The usual times for Baptism are on the first three Sundays of each month following the 11:15 a.m. Mass and the 4th Saturday of each month after the 4:30 p.m. Mass. Families are to gather by the Baptismal Font following Mass after the Gathering Space has cleared.

Baptisms on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and 4th Saturday are by pouring water over the foreheads of the children. The 2nd Sundays are Baptisms by immersion.

Except in rare circumstances, Adult Baptism is celebrated as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the Easter Vigil Mass.

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available Wednesdays from 12 – 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Reconciliation Room. You may also call the Parish Office to schedule an appointment with one of the priests. A Communal Reconciliation Service is scheduled once during Lent.

First Communion

The Sacrament of First Communion is celebrated in the month of April. For more information regarding First Communion, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 515-440-1030.


The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated once a year for our high school sophomore students. Confirmation preparation takes place during students’ freshman year. If you have a student in high school who would like to be part of the Confirmation process, please contact Christy Peletz, High School Faith Formation Coordinator, at 515-440-1030.

For information regarding Adult Confirmation, contact the Faith Formation Office at 515-440-1030.

Wedding Ceremony – Marriage Prep

Congratulations on your engagement! We are looking forward to helping you prepare for your wedding day and your life together.

More information about Matrimony at St. Francis

Anointing of the Sick

Contact the Parish Office at 515-223-4577 for more information.

Funeral Guidelines/Memorial Services

Contact the Parish Office at 515-223-4577 for more information.