Parish Council

The Parish Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December), at 6:30pm in the Social Hall.

Upcoming Parish Council Opening

St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish Council was established just over a year and a half ago in an attempt to help Father Andrew guide and make decisions for our Parish family. This Council was established with six parishioners with representatives from both St. Mary's and Holy Cross. Our aim is to have each new member serve a three year term with two members rotating off each year. Now that the Council is established, we are looking for up to two new members to join. This June the Parish will hold a vote (if necessary) for new members who are interested. If you are interested, or anyone you know who might be, please feel free to reach out to any of the current Parish Council members for more information.  


Meet our Parish Council Members!

John Fisher (8 AM at Holy Cross or 10 AM at St. Mary)

John lives in Alleman and is married to Andrea for 31 years. They have eight children Johnny, Zach, Scott, Jacob, Michael, Noah, Julia and Grace. They have been parishioners for 20 years. He enjoys Mass, adoration, fishing, hunting, and travel.


Doug Jones -- Chair  (5 PM at St. Mary)

Married to Lisa for 26 years and has three children, Patrick, Olivia and Thomas. Lives in Elkhart and have been parishioners for 24 years. Works as an engineer and enjoys spending time with family and fixing and restoring cars.


Tim Loraditch (10 AM at St. Mary)

He is a convert as of 2003 and married to Geneveve with seven kids. Family has been parishioners for about two years. Serves in pro-life movement as well as marriage preparation, including as sponsor couple.


John Roberts (5 PM at St. Mary)

Lives in Huxley. Graduated from and works at Iowa State University. Has been a parishioner most of his life. Enjoys spending time with family, friends, and going hunting and fishing.


Stacey Rooney (8 AM at Holy Cross)

Has been a parishioner for 31 years. Is semi-retired as a registered nurse and substitutes for Bondurant-Farrar school district. Married to Tom and live south of Farrar. They have three children and three grandchildren. Enjoys spending time with family, playing pickleball, and golfing.


We thank these parishioners for volunteering to be members of this Council. 

They begin their ministry with their first meeting, along with Fr. Andrew, on November 26, 2019.