Baptism

Parents are requested to call the Parish Office to register for pre-baptism classes, preferably during the first 6 months of pregnancy. Baptisms are normally celebrated in small groups of 4 or 5 children. We limit the group to 4 or 5 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 3 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 Saturdays 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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Reconciliation

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 Reconciliation & First Communion is typically celebrated during the child’s 2nd grade school year. For more information, visit Prep for First Reconciliation & First Communion or contact the Faith Formation Office at 515-440-1030.


Confirmation

At. St. Francis preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation typically occurs during the 9th grade year and the Sacrament is received during fall of the 10th grade year. If you have a student in high school who would like to be part of the Confirmation process, please visit Prep for Confirmation or contact Christy Peletz, High School Faith Formation Coordinator, at 515-440-1030.

For information regarding Adult Confirmation, contact Vivian Day, Adult Faith Formation Director, 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.