Parish & School Resource Manual & Policies

Management of church funds reflect the priorities and choices we make as administrators and as a Church community. How we care and effectively use the resources our members provide supports fulfilling God’s directed purpose for our Church. Our financial choices guide how we utilize the funds our members entrust to us to carry out our mission.

Diocesan Finance Policies

The Code of Church Law states that church administrators are to perform their duties with the diligence of a good householder. Each day, we join and support our parishes and schools in carrying out our responsibilities of sound church management. Below you will find policies governing management and stewardship of the Diocese of Des Moines as well as associated parishes and schools.

Investment Policy - Investment Definitions - Information Systems Best Practices 

Parish & School Resource Manual

The Diocese of Des Moines Parish and School Resource Manual serves as a comprehensive collection of best practices to incorporate into your organization’s day-to-day financial operations.

The current Parish & School Resource Manual - Updated March 2024