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


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 You designate a specific amount of money to be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on a monthly basis on a pre-determined date.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



Donations for 2021 / End-of-Year Statements 

If you wish to have any donation included on your 2021 contribution statement, it must reach the Parish Office no later than Noon on Thursday, December 30, through collections at Mass, mailed or personally delivered to the Parish Office. Checks received after this date, even if dated December 2021, will be credited as 2022 donations.  


To receive your year end statement, please email Sarah, or contact the office, 515-367-2685, with a request to email or print/mail your statement. We do not automatically mail out these statements to everyone. Thank you.


2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal 


                  Parish Goal            Payments        Unpaid Pledges            Refund

                     $51,038                 $55,925                  $1,405                       $4,887

Thank you to those who have been so generous to this year’s assessment. Additional monies received from those paying on their pledges will be refunded to the parish!