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

Dec
15
Sat
4:00 pm Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
6:00 pm Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
Dec
16
Sun
8:00 am Mass – St. John, Blairstown @ St. John Catholic Church
Mass – St. John, Blairstown @ St. John Catholic Church
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
10:00 am Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
Dec
22
Sat
4:00 pm Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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6:00 pm Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Dec
23
Sun
8:00 am Mass – St. Patrick, Watkins @ St. Patrick Catholic Church
Mass – St. Patrick, Watkins @ St. Patrick Catholic Church
Dec 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
10:00 am Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Week at a Glance

Dec
15
Sat
4:00 pm Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Mass – IC, Van Horne @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
6:00 pm Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Mass – St. Paul, Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
6:30 pm Christmas Caroling – St. John, B... @ St. John Catholic Church
Christmas Caroling – St. John, B... @ St. John Catholic Church
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Christmas Caroling Please join us at St. John’s Catholic Church on Saturday, December 15th, for Christmas Caroling around Blairstown. We[...]
Dec
16
Sun
8:00 am Mass – St. John, Blairstown @ St. John Catholic Church
Mass – St. John, Blairstown @ St. John Catholic Church
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
8:30 am First Reconciliation Class – St.... @ St. Michael Catholic Church
First Reconciliation Class – St.... @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
You and your child, who is preparing for the sacrament, will need to attend all the class sessions on the[...]
10:00 am Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Mass – St. Michael, Norway @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for our weekend liturgy!
11:00 am Coffee & Rolls – St. Michael, N... @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Coffee & Rolls – St. Michael, N... @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us after mass for coffee and rolls.
Dec
19
Wed
6:15 pm K-8 Faith Formation – St. Paul, ... @ St. Paul Catholic Church
K-8 Faith Formation – St. Paul, ... @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Dec 19 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
The traditional program for the cluster will meet at St. Paul, Newhall.
6:30 pm “New Star” Christmas Play – St. ... @ St. Paul Catholic Church
“New Star” Christmas Play – St. ... @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Join us at St. Paul Catholic Church for the presentation of “New Star.” This is a traditional Christmas skill where[...]
6:30 pm Caroling – Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Caroling – Newhall @ St. Paul Catholic Church
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
The Queen of Saints Faith Formation program will be spreading Christmas cheer around Newhall. Be on the lookout for the[...]

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