We Are In Need of Your Assistance


We are looking for 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 Hanlon at dlhanlon@windstream.net. Thank you!



We Are Going On a Pilgrimage! 


     Thank you for your support with the NCYC "Move the Bus" ticket sales.  We raised close to $300 in ONE weekend! That is great support! Thanks to your generosity we are well on our way to getting our bus to and from Indy!  We hope to reach our goal of 1000 miles sponsored! The "bus tickets" are $1 a mile!  Please stop by our table in the vestibule this weekend and help get our 12 teens and chaperones there and BACK from Indianapolis! Don't forget with your purchase of a ticket you will be treated to an appreciation brunch on Jan 12, following 10:00am Mass at St. Mary! 

     This Thursday we leave on our amazing pilgrimage where we will participate in daily Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Reconciliation, worship, music and attend sessions that feature incredible Catholic speakers, dynamic story tellers, fantastic musicians and lovers of faith. Please keep us in your prayers! 

A Get Together!!


Join us for conversation, playing games or working on crafts on Thursday, Nov. 21, 9:30am in the Social Hall!   


Senior Citizen's Breakfast

Senior Citizens of our Parish are invited to breakfast on Friday, December 6. We will gather in the Social Hall for food and fellowship following 9:00am Mass. Hope you are able to join us!  RSVP to the Office by Tuesday, December 3.

Cleaning Holy Cross Church


Many thanks to those who have volunteered to clean our beautiful little church in the country! We still have three openings available. Please call Chris Schreurs, 515-681-1351, if interested in helping out.


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                   $37,815                $35,615              $13,182 

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