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
Donations for Storm Damage:
Checks can be mailed to the cluster office or placed in the collection basket. Please mark these donations clearly.
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Week at a Glance
"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.”
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.