The Diocese of Des Moines
Diocese of Des Moines


In Des Moines,

Accounting for Excellence Sets a Standard

This National Catholic Reporter article features the organizational benefits the Diocese of Des Moines gained by implementing software standards.



The Diocese of Des Moines implemented ParishSOFT as the standard software tool for all parishes and schools throughout the Diocese. ParishSOFT is used to maintain constituent demographic information and for parish and school accounting.



Volume Licensing

Parishes and schools interested in volume licensing purchases of ParishSOFT or other software programs may email Roni Argetsinger here.



Database Maintenance Requirements

The Technology Department recommends regular database maintenance to keep your ParishSOFT system functioning at optimal levels.


ParishSOFT Online Resources

Resource Documents

Current customers can access the ParishSOFT Technical Support website with resources including Technical Notes and FAQs. Resources are categorized by software module:  Family Directory, Religious Education, Tuition, Offering, Time and Talent, Parish IQ, etc.  Customer login required.


Ledger and Payables Payroll Resources

Current customers can access the ParishSOFT (Church Management Solutions/CMS) Technical Support website for user guides and a knowledgebase. Customer login required.


Ledger and Payables Forms



ParishSOFT Software Training Manuals

     - ParishSOFT ConnectNow Ledger & Payables

     - ParishSOFT ConnectNow Payroll



ParishSOFT Software User Manuals

     - ParishSOFT



ParishSOFT ConnectNow Family Suite Tips

    - Administrator Message Center

    - Create a Marraige Sacrament Record

    - Daily Postings

    - End of Year Statements

    - Family ID Columns and Data Fields 

    - Generate Envelope Labels or List

    - Gift In-Kind

    - Manage Staff

    - Offering Identifying Zero Contributors

    - Register a New Family

    - Sacramental Lookup