top of page

St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish

Banner Churches.png

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!

Fr. Parker does not have set office hours when he is at the parish.  To reach him, please email, call or text:

Winter Weather Cancellations 

Whenever North Polk School is cancelled, dismissed early, or evening school activities are cancelled due to weather, classes, meetings and activities here at the Parish will be cancelled as well. In most instances, Masses - both daily and weekend - will not be cancelled, so please use your own judgment. If the need arises to cancel weekend Masses or activities, it will be on TV Channel 8 (KCCI) only and online at            (Holy Cross may be listed under “Maxwell” instead of “Elkhart”).

Year End Statements

To receive your year end statement, please email Candy, or contact the office, 515-367-2685, with a request to email or print/mail your statement. In an effort to save money, we do not automatically mail out these statements to everyone.

The bridge over the interstate is now open.  You can only get off the exit heading North and only  on the interstate heading South. 

--  FORMS --

St. Mary-Holy Cross QR Code.png

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.

Online giving.png
bottom of page