"Mourning Coffee" Is Here For You 


Grief is unique ... but ... growing through your grief can be eased when it is shared as we learn how to heal.   "Mourning Coffee" will resume weekly gatherings in June for our church family as well as anyone who may like to join in the process of learning skills to cope with a heart that can feel broken days or even years from the loss of a loved one in the journey called bereavement. 

Questions? Call/text Paula Garoutte, 515-306-6633 or email


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


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