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We are proud to offer childcare services to allow parents/caregivers the opportunity to participate in many of the programs and events offered by our church. The Nursery is open during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday Masses, as well as most Faith Formation programs and other special occasions. Childcare is arranged by event. Please use the links below to find out which events currently offer childcare.

Our Nursery Ministry strives to create a safe, loving, Christ-filled environment for the children of the parish. St. Francis uses a combination of paid staff and volunteers to provide loving, competent care for young children. The Nursery is located in the north hall and can accommodate children from infant and up (age range and maximum occupancy depends on program).

For more information or to inquire about helping in the Nursery, contact Rebecca Bahl, Nursery Coordinator, at 515-223-4577, ext. 132 or read our Nursery General Information and Policies.

Sunday Mass Sign up

Parish Event Sign up

Event Request

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Adult Childcare Workers

The nursery is currently hiring adult childcare workers. We offer flexible schedules and the ability to bring young children with you to your shift. We currently need help on Tuesday mornings from 8:45-11:15 am but also looking for staff to help during our Sunday Masses. Duties include taking care of children and general cleaning. Please contact Rebecca Bahl, Nursery Coordinator, at 515-223-4577, ext. 132 for more information.

Youth Volunteers

The childcare program is seeking youth volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year. Volunteers must be in 6th grade or older and complete a short nursery orientation. Orientations are held in room 2 next to the nursery. Please sign-up at if interested. The upcoming orientation dates are as follows:

  • Oct 8, 2019 at 4 pm
  • Nov 17, 2019 at 6 pm