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.
Information Systems Best Practices
Policy to Report Wrong Doing
Vehicle and Driver Safety Policy
For the policies and procedures of the day-to-day financial operations of our parishes and schools, click here for the Parish and School Resource Manual.
Facility Usage Agreements
Letter from Bishop Pates
Facility Usage Guide
Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement - MUST-HAVE CLAUSES
Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement
Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement with an Infectious Disease clause
For a Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement with a COVID-19 clause, please see #8 here.
For a COVID-19 Risk Acknowledgment Form, please see #9 here.
Unaffiliated Organization Agreement
Adult Hold Harmless Indemnity Agreement
Athletic and Sporting Events Parental Consent Form