In the early 1980s, a small group of Catholics approached the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at Mount St. Francis
about joining them for worship services. Eventually this community that serves the northwest Colorado Springs
area was granted mission status by Bishop Richard C. Hanifen in 1981.
As the community of parishioners grew, Bishop Hanifen named St. Francis a parish in 1987, under the direction
of a parish director. In February 1989, a 50-year lease was signed between the Sisters of Mount St. Francis and
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, which gave the parish a home.
As the parish continued to grow, it became necessary to remodel the worship space. This renovation was
completed in 1997. New construction of a ministry center was then begun and was completed and dedicated in
August 2001. The ministry center provides additional meeting rooms/classrooms, a parish hall, a kitchen and a
narthex. Rev. Kenneth Przybyla become Pastor on September 1, 2011.