Finance Policies for the Diocese of Des Moines

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.
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.


Contract Review Policy - An updated policy with a new addendum will be posted here soon.

Investment Policy - Investment DefinitionsFraud Policy - Information Systems Best Practices - Policy to Report Wrong Doing - Trampoline Policy - Vehicle and Driver Safety Policy

For the policies and procedures of the day-to-day financial operations of our parishes and schools, go to the Parish and School Resource Manual

Facility Usage Agreements

Letter from Bishop Pates - Facility Usage Guide - Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement - MUST-HAVE CLAUSES for Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement

Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement with an Infectious Disease clause

Unaffiliated Organization Agreement - Adult Hold Harmless Indemnity Agreement - Athletic and Sporting Events Parental Consent Form