April 16, 2021

Extra Mission Day on Friday, April 23 for the Annunciation House we will be having a special dress down day for Annunciation House.  Annunciation House is a volunteer organization that offers hospitality to migrants, immigrants, and refugees in the border region of El Paso, Texas. Rooted in Catholic social justice teaching, the volunteers of Annunciation House live simply and in community, in the same houses as the guests we serve.

High School Senior Come Home Mass will be Wednesday, May 26 at 8:45 a.m for any high school senior who attended St. Francis School. Please meet in the gathering space to pick up your letters and line up at about 8:30 a.m.  Seniors and their parents are invited to join us. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, other guests will not be permitted. Masks are required for those attending.   The Mass will be livestreamed for all.   If you plan to attend please contact Mrs. Louise Mistry (lmistry@saintfrancisschool.org) and please help spread the word to others.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

JA Bix Town Summer Camp for more information click here.

April Recess volunteers click here for the link to sign up.

Summer learning opportunities for kids click here.

SFA parish news – Small group leaders needed! St Francis parish is hosting a 33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph, June 7-July 10, 2021. We would love to organize several small groups to help our parish family dig deeper into the study as well as build community. If you are interested in becoming a small group leader or organizing your own small group, please contact Jill Klubek Alonzo at jalonzo@saintfrancischurch.org.  Pope Francis declared this the year of St. Joseph and we he hope to help as many as possible grow closer to Jesus through our Spiritual Father.  

Join us for Vacation Bible School this summer! Click here for more information. Register here.

2020-2021 St. Francis of Assisi Yearbook order deadline is swiftly approaching.  Please order by May 1, 2021.  Use this link to order your child’s yearbook.  The St. Francis code is 12546421, and the cost for each book is $27.00. There is still time to send in candid photos of your children doing anything school related!  Please email photos to yearbook@saintfrancisschool.org. Thank you!

Catholic Summer Youth Camp for more information click here.

Catholic Football League – Registration for the 2021 Catholic Football League is now open at www.dmcatholicfootball.com! The CFL is open to ALL kids 1st-7th grade. For questions or additional information please email gdmcflboard@gmail.com

Dowling Catholic Summer Camps/Clinics to register click here, please note that our youth boys’ basketball and youth wrestling camp have not yet been posted. Look for these to be out there mid-April.

Summer Camps – Wagner Summer Theater 2021 Summer Camps announced and registration is now open.  Camps this year are Sports Broadcasting with the Iowa Cubs, Theatre in the Park and Mary Poppins Musical Theatre Summer Camp. 

Des Moines Parents – NPT Online Registration form on the Des Moines Public Schools website (click here for directions). The NPT Spring due date is Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at midnight.