Finance Council

Our Finance Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Social Hall.  -

Finance Council Members  

Heidi Ackerman - Co-President - email

Sue Tollefson - Co-President - email

John FIsher - email

Diane Gannon - email

Doug Jones  -   email

Bill Rooney  -  email 

Mike Windes  -  email


If you currently use automatic withdrawal for your tithing, thank you! Might you be able to increase your monthly amount? 

If you don’t use automatic withdrawal from your bank for tithing, please consider it.  This method is a simple and practical way to consistently tithe. You designate a specific amount of money to be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on a monthly basis on a pre-determined date. Questions? Contact Sarah Baumberger, parish bookkeeper by email .

Click here for ACH form.

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: 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.



The Ignite! Campaign

 What happens if our parish doesn’t reach the goal? Our parish will not be assessed if we do not reach our fundraising goal. Our goal is simply to invite all registered families to participate. Participation can include volunteering, praying for the effort, making a gift, or all of the above!

                                           Goal                 Pledged              Collected

                                     $360,000           $201,545              $65,168


Donations for 2022 


If you wish to have any donation included on your 2022 contribution statement, it must reach the Parish Office no later than Noon on Friday, December 30, through collections at Mass, mailed or personally delivered to the Parish Office. Monies received after this date, even if dated December 2022, will be credited as 2023 donations. The office will only be open Tuesday, December 27 and Friday the 30th that week from 9:00am to Noon to drop off those much appreciated last minute donations. Thank you.