The Diocese of Des Moines

Parish openings

Director of Faith Formation

St. Luke's Parish - Ankeny, Iowa


St. Luke's Parish in Ankeny, Iowa, seeks a Director of Faith Formation who is committed to formation of the Catholic Faith for this new and rapidly growing parish. This is a full-time position for a practicing Catholic and would include direction for Religious Education grades Kindergarten - 10,  sacramental preparation of parish and school children for Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, coordinating Children's Liturgy of the Word and assistance with Adult Faith Formation. This position will be an opportunity to grow in faith, with a many young families, active catechists and volunteers and a beginning youth ministry program. Applicant should have a Bachelor's Degree or experience pertaining to this position and basic Diocesan Catechetical Certification.


A full job description is available at the Parish Office. Send resumes to St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 1102 NW Weigel Drive, Ankeny, Iowa 50023. Interviews will begin March 15. Contact Fr. Larry Hoffman at for further information.



All Saints Catholic Church - Des Moines, Iowa


All Saints is currently accepting applications for a part-time Maintenance Custodian reporting directly to the Pastor.  This position will average not more than 30 hours per week.  Hours scheduled to work will vary weekly (Sunday through Saturday), as needed.  Main duties include, but are not limited to, perform daily rounds and assure that the parish facilities, grounds, and mechanical equipment are maintained in good condition and in a safe manner (including snow shoveling of Church walkways and Rectory, mowing and raking at Rectory, as well as shrub and weed control); perform some maintenance repairs as needed; prepare before and after parish events as needed; assist in ordering supplies or in coordinating of contract work as needed; provide input to the annual budget as it pertains to maintenance expenses; help with housekeeping and deep cleaning as needed; and ensure safety and security system compliance.  Skills and/or abilities desired, but not required, include able to lift or move heavy objects, work in inclement weather conditions, basic electrical and plumbing knowledge, and able to operate basic tools and equipment needed to perform the job.  Must be able to take initiative, communicate effectively, and work independently.  Related experience is desirable.  


Resumes may be sent to Fr. Harris at the parish office no later than April 30, 2017.

Pastoral Care Minister (Full-Time)

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus - Des Moines, Iowa


St. Theresa Parish in Des Moines, Iowa seeks a Full-Time Pastoral Care Minister in this parish of 1,100 families. Focus of ministry is to the elderly, the sick, those in care facilities, the home bound and to the dying and their families. This position includes supervision, coordination and education of volunteers who share this ministry . Please see our website: for application forms. A full job description will be supplied during the interview process.


Submit your application materials and resume to: Search Committee, c/o Father Mark Neal, St. Theresa Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA  50311; telephone: (515) 279-4654. Applications may also be sent by email to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  



Practicing Catholic, degree or experience in Pastoral Care, or equivalent education in a related field and experience preferred.