Parish Music Coordinator


Many thanks to Celeste Muehlenthaler, who has served the parish for many years (around thirty!) in our music ministry. As you may know, it is not so common anymore for someone to be in one place for that length of time; her dedication is to be lauded.  She will soon step down as music coordinator to focus more on caring for her family.  May God bless her in the endeavor.


As a result of her moving on, this position will be vacant. It averages 10 hours during most weeks, though more around the busier times of year, specifically Christmas and Easter.  Anyone who is interested in serving in this capacity should contact Fr. Andrew for more information.


Outdoor Pancake Breakfast


Please join us for pancakes outside after the 8:00am Mass at Holy Cross on Sunday, May 26, prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus.


Save the Date!


NCYC Garage Sale July 19 & 20. Got Stuff? Need to declutter? Storm Youth Ministry needs your gently used items for a garage sale. We will start collecting May 28; collections end July 7. 



                                                                                Community Blood Drive


Give the gift of life at this blood drive on Thursday, May 30, 3:00 to 7:00pm in the Social Hall. Cancer patients are the number one recipients of blood and blood products. They can use up to eight units of blood a month. You can join the fight against cancer by donating blood! 

An appointment sign up sheet is in the vestibule of St. Mary or you may contact Tim and Lisa Kautza,, to make an appointment. Please also contact Tim and Lisa if you are able to assist with any of the following: helping to unload the van and set up (about 2:00pm) and/or helping to return the supplies to the van (about 7:45pm). Light lifting. Volunteers are also needed to assist during the drive.


Parish Outing to Iowa Cubs Game!


Sunday, June 9, with opening pitch at 1:08pm. If interested in reserving tickets, please contact Di Schleisman at All are welcome!



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                   $29,090                $21,830              $26,967


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   

                                                            $443,909.35               $421,649.35                     $22,135                      $204,824.68