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St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish

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St. Mary's Church, Elkhart

Holy Cross Church,

Rural Maxwell


Our two churches, located in rural Northern Polk County, bring together members from 13 school districts and 23 communities to pray, serve, minister, socialize, and grow in our Catholic Faith.   Please join us!

The bridge over the interstate is now open. 

You can only get on the Interstate heading south.

Both exits off the Interstate are closed. 


Please check DOT website.

Fr. Parker does not have set office hours when he is at the parish.

 To reach him, please email, call or text:

Father Dan Krettek will be the emergency contact June 2 through 6, 515-423-2888.

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A New Way to Donate to St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish!  Use the QR code or click the image to the right and in the drop down menu choose our parish (St. Mary/Holy Cross Parish - Elkhart) and make your donation. You have choices for your contribution: Tithes, Building Fund and/or Food Pantry or a general donation to the parish. The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa will send all gift acknowledgement letters.

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