Technology Department & Resources

The Technology Department collaborates with staff of the diocese, Catholic Charities, Catholic Tuition Organization, Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa, as well as office staff at parishes and schools.  The technology in use at each organization supports all staff in their work serving the people of our diocese.  

Technology Support & Training

The Technology Department provides support and training to the staff of these identified offices in various areas of technology.  By maintaining all software application licensing, installations and updates as well as database integrity, data security, hardware maintenance, website content, etc., the Technology Department provides technology tools and instruction to the identified offices to assist them in accomplishing their priorities. 

ParishSOFT Family Suite & Accounting/Payroll

ParishSOFT is the standardized software tool in use at parishes, schools, and diocesan offices within the Diocese of Des Moines. ParishSOFT is used to maintain constituent demographic information and for parish and school accounting.

ParishSOFT Online Resources
Current customers can access ParishSOFT Technical Support at that provides training videos, release notes, status page, and forums. 

ParishSOFT's Help Page includes multiple videos demonstrating many of the functions of both the Family Suite web-based program, as well as the Accounting web-based program. 

Software Volume Licensing

Parishes and schools interested in adding ParishSOFT tools or volume licensing purchases of other software programs may email the Diocesan Technology Manager.

Technology Policies & Procedures

The Technology Department has implemented policies and procedures to assist diocesan staff in improving efficiencies, reducing costs, and increasing productivity.

All diocesan employees sign this document which outlines the use of diocesan computer equipment.

Information Systems Security Guidelines for the Diocese, Parishes, and Schools