Thank you for your interest in the possibility of joining our parish family. I think you will find us a very prayerful people and most welcoming to have you involved in our parish activities.
This web site will give you a birds-eye view of our several ministries. We have an excellent Catholic grade school (pre-kindergarten through eighth) here at Christ the King, and a superb religious education program for children who attend public schools. Eucharistic adoration is available six days a week. You are invited to participate in any or all of our several ministries, that serve our parish and larger community.
Choosing your church can be as vital to your family as it is selecting the town in which you live. We invite you to "come, be part of God's Family", and join us in our journey in faith. Registration is the first step toward active participation in a parish. It is a testimony to your willingness to be a part of the community. You can register online or call the parish office at 285-2888.
I would like to meet you personally. Please take a few moments after one of the weekend masses to say hello and introduce yourself. Our parish has many wonderful activities that will help you become acquainted with our community. Most especially, I hope your time with us will help you to grow closer to Our Lord, through the prayers and sacraments of His Church. Our principal goal is to assist every individual and family to become more like Christ himself. If your time in our parish family can assist you in that spiritual growth, then we have both been a success!
Thank you again for your interest in our parish. I hope you will consider registration as one of our households. May God continue to bless you as you pray and share your faith with us.
Yours friend in Christ,
About Msgr. Frank Bognanno
Msgr. Frank Bognanno, 75, was ordained as a priest in 1965. He was educated at Dowling High School and at Loras College, Mount St. Bernard Seminary and Aquinas Institute of Theology in Debugue.
He has spent much of his career in the Des Moines area, including service at St. Pius X in Urbandale, and St. Ambrose Cathedral and St. Augustine Church in Des Moines. He currently is pastor of Christ the King in Des Moines, since 2001. He has also served as a leader in the Des Moines Diocese, including organizing preparations for Pope John Paul’s visit in 1979.
Dr. Deming and Msgr in Nepal, October 2012 -- Above + Beyond Cancer
Great Bible Verse... Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.