Derecho 2020

Queen of Saints cluster,

I am asking all of the parishioners of the cluster to please check on the elderly and the shut-ins to make sure that they are ok and if they need groceries or meds. Also see if they need help with garbage and/or yard waste. We will get through this together. Thank you for your prayers and assistance for all of us.

Fr. Craig Steimel

Resources:

https://catholiccharitiesdubuque.org/disaster-resources

State Derecho Resources

Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition
Scott Hansen - (319) 472-4519 - Email: bentoncountyema@fmtcs.com

Benton County Derecho Storm Resource Group

DHS Food Replacement

https://www.iowarealtors.com/news/derecho-storm-relief

Donations for Storm Damage:

Checks can be mailed to the cluster office or placed in the collection basket. Please mark these donations clearly.

Online Donations: Click on the church name you want your donation to be made.
IC, Van Horne
St. John, Blairstown
St. Michael, Norway
St. Patrick, Watkins
St. Paul, Newhall

Immaculate Conception, Van Horne
Immaculate Conception, Van Horne
St. John, Blairstown
St. John, Blairstown
St. Michael, Norway
St. Michael, Norway
St. Patrick, Watkins
St. Patrick, Watkins
St. Paul, Newhall
St. Paul, Newhall

Weekend Mass Times

Oct
24
Sat
4:00 pm Mass – St. Patrick, Watkins @ St. Patrick Catholic Church
Mass – St. Patrick, Watkins @ St. Patrick Catholic Church
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We welcome you to join us for mass!
6:00 pm Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception
Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for weekend mass!
Oct
25
Sun
8:00 am Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Please join us for Sunday Morning mass!
10:00 am Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We welcome you to join us for mass!
Oct
31
Sat
4:00 pm Mass – St. John, Blairstown @ St. John, Blairstown
Mass – St. John, Blairstown @ St. John, Blairstown
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please join us for weekend mass!
6:00 pm Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception
Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for weekend mass!
Nov
1
Sun
8:00 am Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Please join us for Sunday Morning mass!
10:00 am Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We welcome you to join us for mass!

Week at a Glance

Our Mission

"The Queen of Saints parishes seek to support and intensify the vitality of the ministries of all its member parishes. The Queen of Saints mission is to nurture the faith of its entire church community and foster an active practice of that faith among all parishioners. This mission will be achieved, respecting the individuality of all member parishes, through a sharing of resources, personnel and programming, as well as through a coordination of ministerial activities.”
Established 2003

Queen of Saints Cluster History

The cluster consists of five parishes in Benton County, Iowa: Immaculate Conception, Van Horne, IA; St. John, Blairstown, IA; St. Michael, Norway, IA; St. Patrick, Watkins, IA; and St. Paul, Newhall, IA.  They have had a history since 1986.

From 1986 to 1993, the five parishes existed as 5-Alive Parishes. In 1993, St. John, St. Paul and Immaculate Conception became part of the Tri-Parish cluster.  St. Michael and St. Patrick were sharing.  In 2003, the five parishes were once again clustered into the Queen of Saints.

Welcome to the Queen of Saints cluster, home to Immaculate Conception, Van Horne; St. John, Blairstown; St. Michael, Norway; St. Patrick, Watkins; and St. Paul, Newhall. We have four masses each weekend. Check out our schedule and other cluster events by clicking on the calendar. We hope you visit again!
Read the homilies
One of the mission priorities for the Church in the Archdiocese of Dubuque is to enhance the experience of the Sunday assembly at Holy Mass. And one of the ways for us to work toward this goal is to pay attention to what may be called the four H’s: hospitality, hymns, homily, and how (to worship).
Read the series on how we worship
A special appeal to support the mission of the Church and to help the poor
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