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 


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 You designate a specific amount of money to be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on a monthly basis on a pre-determined date.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.



2022 Annual Diocesan Appeal 

Bishop Joensen is sending a letter and pledge card to each family of the parish asking to support the work of the Diocese. Please consider how you are able to help. Pledge cards can be mailed to the parish office or dropped in the collection basket. If donating by check, please make out to the Diocese of Des Moines. You can also donate at; choose our parish from the “Designate” dropdown. Our assessment is $54,744.