Our two churches, located in rural Northern Polk County,bring together members from13 school districts and 23 communitiesto pray, serve, minister, socialize,and grow in our Catholic Faith.
Please join us!
We Are Here to Help!
If you are, or someone you know is, in need of assistance please contact the parish office.
The following comes from the bishop's updated COVID-related protocol, 3-1-2022:
Based on the new CDC guidance, and in consultation with local medical experts, the Diocese states that masks are optional for the faithful and clergy during Mass and other indoor activities. Masks are no longer required during the distribution of Holy Communion. Everyone is encouraged to discern the use of masks based on their own health and potential immunity to COVID-19.
If you wish to receive Communion on the tongue, please receive from Fr. Andrew (he sanitizes after each).
We will continue to have masks and hand sanitizer available.
For Diocesan updates please go to https://www.dmdiocese.org/resources/worship/coronavirus.
A New Way to Tithe!
Our parish has been looking into offering online giving and we are currently able to offer this opportunity through the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa. They have provided all parishes with a secure link: https://catholicfoundationiowa.org/make-a-donation/parishes-and-schools-relief/. Using the drop down menu, you can choose our parish (St. Mary/Holy Cross Parish - Elkhart) and make your donation. Contributions made through this platform will be treated as tithes to our parish. There are no fees associated with this, so ALL of your donation will go to our parish. The Foundation will send all gift acknowledgement letters.