Finance Council

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

Finance Council Members  

Heidi Ackerman - Co-President - email

John Fisher - email

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 You designate a specific amount of money to be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on a monthly basis on a pre-determined date.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



2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) 

This weekend we kick-off this Appeal that ensures we can continue to Sow God’s Spirit in Southwest Iowa. The ADA helps us welcome people into communion, prepare disciples for the domestic church, draw our young people deeper into their faith and cultivate a culture of servant leadership. Each household received information and a contribution card from Bishop Joenson. We need every families help to meet our assessment of $55,196. Each prayer and every gift, regardless of the size, is vital to the success of the Appeal. Thank you for your generosity and kindness!


Your contribution card can be mailed to the Diocese, mailed to the parish office or placed in the collection basket. If paying by check, please make it out to Diocese of Des Moines. You can also donate online at; and choose our parish from the “Designate” dropdown.


Thanks for Supporting the Ignite! Campaign

Thank you to our volunteers and parishioners who helped with the Ignite! Campaign. Your gifts allowed us to raise $241,300 (67.03%) toward our goal of $360,000.  If you have not made a gift, you can pledge online at: 

End of Year Statements 

To receive your year end statement, please email Candy, 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.