WELCOME!

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!

We Are Here to Help! 

                                                        If you are, or someone you know is, in need of assistance please contact the parish office.                                                                 

~ Fr. Andrew is celebrating our regular weekday and weekend Mass schedule. You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask to our Liturgies.                         Click here to find out how to make a cloth face covering. 

~ Reconciliation is 4:00-4:30pm on Saturdays at St. Mary, in the CRY ROOM. You may also  scheduled by appointment with Fr. Andrew (Fr.Andrew@saintmaryhc.org).

St. Mary-Holy Cross Resuming Mass Guidelines

     The Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended, and that vulnerable persons and those who interact with them do well to stay home, even as this poses a continued sacrifice on their part. Please await your own parish’s resumption of Masses.  Practicing these self-disciplines is a grace-filled act of charity for others, who equally hunger for our Eucharistic Lord.  This discernment tool is a regular reminder to all of us of our need to be honest with ourselves about our health status and our need to be charitable toward others.

For the latest 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.