Altar and Rosary Society

Altar and Rosary Society is a church organization open to all women of St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish, committed to being of service to the Church through volunteer and social activities.

If you are a new member of the Parish, you may not be aware of your automatic membership into the Parish organization of the Altar and Rosary Society.  Any member of a community is entitled to the privileges of membership, but is also expected to contribute to the benefit of others, as well.  The primary service performed by the Altar and Rosary Society is to provide food for and serve funeral dinners.  Your kind gesture and generous offerings are greatly appreciated by your grieving friends.


 Funeral Dinner Information   

  Letter to Ladies of the Parish        

Please see our bulletin for upcoming events.

Contact the Parish Office for more information, 515-367-2685.

"Mourning Coffee"

Our weekly meetings for those grieving a loss have been discontinued due to lack of participation. Should anyone wish  support among others also facing a loved one's death, a new group can be organized.  Call or text Paula Garoutte at 515-306-6633 or via email



Meetings:  Third Sunday of each month, 

7:00pm, in the Social Hall.  

Please contact Bill Schmitt if you would like information on joining the Knights.  

Email or  515-291-8005


Work of Our Hands

Work of our Hands (WOOH) was created through our Parish Social Concerns Committee at St. Mary-Holy Cross to give parishioners another way to build community and solidarity; to introduce you to artisans, farmers, service-providers, hobbyists, and others in our parish who are willing to provide their services or goods for a fee or barter; and to give those who would provide such services and goods a way of letting others know about it.  

Members of the Parish who are service providers, hobbyists, or willing to provide their services or goods for a fee or barter are welcomed to join Work Of Our Hands (WOOH). 


Join us for our Festival!!

Saturday, December 1, 1:00 - 4:45pm & 6:00 - 7:00pm

Sunday, December 2, 11:00am - 12:30pm.  

WOOH Directory 

 For more information contact:

Lisa Kautza   515-964-7687 / 515-238-5557

Phil Staudt     515-210-5602