Finance Council

Our Finance Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Conference Room.

Finance Council Members  
Dave Pottebaum  -   President  -  515-710-8932  - email 

Heidi Ackerman - 641-203-5322 - email

Doug Jones  -  515-367-4402   -  email

Rita McClain  -  515-249-6841 -   email

Laurie Phelan -  515-201-6111  -  email
Sue Tollefson - 515 208-0536  -  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 You designate a specific amount of money to be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on a monthly basis on a pre-determined date.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.


 End-of-Year Statements 

In order to save on postage, paper and printing expense, we will not be mailing Year End Tithing Statements to everyone.  If you would like a Year End Tithing Statement, please call the office, 515-367-2685 or email Sarah, with a request to print and mail (or email) a statement to you.  Thank you.


The Annual Diocesan 

This Appeal is underway and our Finance Council would like to thank those of you who have already contributed to our parish goal. The Annual Diocesan Appeal is the vehicle for parishes to support the ministers and ministries of the Church in our diocese. The funds raised help to provide: formation for our future priests; health care, travel, and citizenship assistance for current priests; pension benefits to retired priests; counseling, emergency food, shelter, and clothing for our brothers and sisters; Catholic education for our children; formation for young people, engaged couples, and catechists; and much more! The total assessment due from St. Mary-Holy Cross this year is $48,797, of which we still need about $12,500. This assessment is due the end of February, and we need your help to finish strong! Please prayerfully consider your ability to support the Catholic Church of Southwest Iowa while also supporting your parish of St. Mary-Holy Cross. Any donations collected beyond the stated goal are returned to the parish! We will take up a second collection at Masses (when one is not already scheduled) until our goal is achieved. You may also donate with a pledge card or online. Thank you for supporting the mission and work of the Church!