Altar and Rosary Society

Altar and Rosary Society is a church organization open to all women of St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish, committed to being of service to the Church through volunteer and social activities.

If you are a new member of the Parish, you may not be aware of your automatic membership into the Parish organization of the Altar and Rosary Society.  Any member of a community is entitled to the privileges of membership, but is also expected to contribute to the benefit of others, as well.  The primary service performed by the Altar and Rosary Society is to provide food for and serve funeral dinners.  Your kind gesture and generous offerings are greatly appreciated by your grieving friends.


 Funeral Dinner Information   

  Letter to Ladies of the Parish        

Please see our bulletin for upcoming events.

Contact the Parish Office for more information, 515-367-2685.


Meetings:  Third Sunday of each month, 

7:00pm, in the Social Hall.  

Please contact Bill Schmitt if you would like information on joining the Knights.  

Email or  515-291-8005

Fish Fry Fridays

We invite you to our fish fry in the Social Hall, on March 16, serving from 5:00 - 7:00pm. The menu of freshly prepared food is the same as last year. Take out containers are available. Anyone is welcome to help for any amount of time from 8:00am-8:00pm. Proceeds go to our Parish, other Catholic organizations, and our nearby community.


You are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross

that evening at 6:00pm in the Church.



Work of Our Hands

Work of our Hands (WOOH) was created through our Parish Social Concerns Committee at St. Mary-Holy Cross to give parishioners another way to build community and solidarity; to introduce you to artisans, farmers, service-providers, hobbyists, and others in our parish who are willing to provide their services or goods for a fee or barter; and to give those who would provide such services and goods a way of letting others know about it.  

WOOH Directory 

 For more information contact:

Phil Staudt     515-210-5602

Lisa Kautza   515-964-7687 / 515-238-5557