Our Hospitality programs and groups foster Christian kindness. Explore the links below for more information on each program.

 

Blue Knights Boys Club

The Blue Knights Catholic Boys Club is a boys’ club aimed at teaching boys about their faith through discussions on virtues, the lives of the Saints, Scripture, games and crafts. Although not directly affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, a similar image of knighthood, defense of faith and family, and armoring oneself with virtues is shared by both groups.

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Christian Family Movement

Families, faith and FUN! That is what Family Fellowship Ministry is all about. By joining a Family Fellowship group, families will be placed in a group with about 5-8 other families to share in friendship and support.

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Coffee & Donuts

Share your faith over coffee & donuts with your fellow parishioners.

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Frankie’s Little Friends Playgroup

Join other moms and their little ones for fun and fellowship. This is a great opportunity to visit and grow in the parish family while your children play.

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Gardening Angels

The garden provides the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s food pantry with fresh produce throughout the summer.

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Kids Care

Here at St. Francis, our Kids Care program provides a safe, fun and nurturing environment both before and after school for children grades K-8. Kids Care is an Iowa DHS certified program.

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Little Flowers Girls’ Club

Little Flowers is for girls age pre-K through 2nd grade, and Wild Flowers is for girls in 3rd through 5th grade. Each month, the girls pray, attend Adoration, do a craft or service project, and learn about a saint and virtue.

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N.E.W. Ministries

N.E.W. Ministries is an outreach ministry to women who are new to the community and adjusting to the transition of moving.

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Nursery

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.

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St. Francis Young Adults

Adults (married or single) in their 20s and early 30s meet for study, fellowship and service.

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Sunsational Seniors

The Sunsational Seniors foster prayer, community and camaraderie for the “55 and older” members of St. Francis.

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Women in God’s Service (WINGS)

WINGS (Women IN God’s Service) is a social group with the mission to Welcome and Serve the SFA parish and broader Catholic community. All women (over 21) are invited to join.

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