NCYC Appreciation Brunch


We will hold our NCYC appreciation brunch and presentation next Sunday, January 12, following 10:00am Mass until about Noon. ALL are invited. We will be serving various breakfast foods. We look forward to sharing our NCYC adventures with you! 


Crafts, Games and Conversation!!


Join us for this great time of fellowship on Thursday, January 16, 9:30am in the Social Hall!


ALL 10th-12th Graders and Adults!


If you are interested in helping put on a fun filled spiritual retreat for the 8th and 9th Graders this year, please attend a brief meeting on Sunday, January 19 in the Youth Area following 10:00am Mass. We will discuss theme ideas, plan future meeting days and begin to prepare for a wonderful retreat experience for our youth. If you have questions please contact Melissa Kahler or Andrea Fisher. 


Big Game Snack Packs


The Super Bowl just wouldn’t be the same without our High Schooler's “Big Game Snack Packs!” Order forms will be available at Mass the weekends of January 18/19, and 25/26. Snack Packs will be distributed after Masses on February 1/2. Thank you for supporting our youth!


Blood Drive


Our blood drive is Thursday, January 30, 3:00 to 7:00p.m. in the Social Hall. Each blood donation saves up to three lives and more than 100,000 units of blood are needed yearly. May we count on you to donate blood? An appointment sign up sheet is in the vestibule or you may contact Tim and Lisa Kautza, 515-964-7687 / to make an appointment. Please give your email address as well so a reminder can be sent to you.


Please also contact Tim and Lisa if you are able to assist the day of the drive: 2 or 3 people to help unload the van and set up (about 2:00pm) and 2 or 3 people to help return the supplies to the van (about 7:45pm). Light lifting. Volunteers are also needed to assist during the drive.


Jesus Asks Us to Feed the Hungry 


For many years members of our parish have provided a meal for guests at Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter on the second Sunday of each month. And we continue the tradition in 2020!  We are in need of volunteers for April, September, November and December. One or more families can volunteer to prepare and deliver a meal, although the shelter prefers that no more than five people actually be present at the house at a time. Volunteers can pay for the meal themselves, be reimbursed by the parish, or receive a Gift-In-Kind receipt that you can use for a tax deduction. To volunteer or to find out more, please contact Lisa or Tim Kautza at or 515-964-7687.


We Only Have a Few Weeks Still Open!


We are looking for additional volunteers to do one or two-week shifts of snow removal at St. Mary through mid April. Many hands make light work! For more information or to volunteer, please email Drew at Thank you for considering this request. Many, many thanks to those who have already volunteered!! 


The Blessing Box Needs 

The Blessing Box provides food to more than 30 families monthly and is open three times each month, 9:30–10:30am on the first Saturday; and 6:00–7:00pm on the second and fourth Thursdays.  Most needed:  Peanut Butter, jelly and canned meats.  On-going food needs are canned meats, breakfast cereals, low sodium canned vegetables and soups, and low sugar canned fruits.  Consider holiday meal foods, too. Food donations can be delivered to the Pantry when open at the Elkhart Christian Church or be placed in the collection box near our Parish Office. Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to The Blessing Box, c/o Elkhart Christian Church, P.O. Box 97, Elkhart, IA 50073.  

2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal

                                                                               Parish Goal           Pledge Total          Payments        Amount Due

                                                                                  $48,797                   $41,015                $38,686              $10,111 

Sharing God’s Gifts Diocesan Campaign

Thank you for your continued support; we appreciate your timely payments for this Campaign.

 Pledged                       Payments                   Balance Due              SMHC Received   

                                                                 $440,234                     $426,919                        $13,315                           $207,460