Our Mission:


Remembering always that our main mission is to proclaim the Gospel to all, the

St. Elizabeth Pastorate parishes seek to support the vitality of all its member parishes.           The St. Elizabeth Pastorate’s mission is to nurture the Catholic faith among all parishioners, while respecting the individuality of all member parishes.




St. Joseph, Farley Julyfest

Thank You—The JulyFest committee would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your participation at this year’s JulyFest. With the help of beautiful weather and your participation the day was a great success. Whether you made a donation, volunteered, headed a committee or attended the festivities, your participation did not go unnoticed. This event could not have been a success without the help of the many volunteers who donated their time and talent.



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Seton Final Registration

Please mark your calendars. Our fall registration packets will be available in your home parish this weekend and July 26/27. You may pick your packet up at that time or have someone pick it up for you. If you cannot get it picked up, please call or stop at Seton Catholic School, Peosta Center between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM Monday, July 28th through Thursday, August 1st. Final Registration will be held at Seton Catholic School Media Center, Peosta on Monday, August 4th  from 3:00-7:00 PM. Every family must attend Final Registration to turn in paper work, pay fees, order sweatshirts, etc. Please call the Seton Catholic School Peosta Center at 556.5967 with questions.



Parishioner Information Update

You should have received a mailing this week with a parishioner information update form and a letter from Fr. Mike explaining the reasons for the update. This information is vital to the growth and vitality of our pastorate and will help us in ministering to the needs of our people. Please return the form by Monday, August 25, 2014. You may drop it in the collection, drop it off at the Pastorate office in Epworth or mail it to:       St. Elizabeth Pastorate, 104-1st Street SE,  PO Box 286, Epworth, IA 52045-0286.






Liturgical Roles Schedules are listed under Stewardship.



ACH Debit Forms

ACH Debit Forms for Electronic withdrawal to your church are listed under Stewardship.




Shop online at www.shopwithscrip.com.  Enter enrollment code 7E6E57D35762. You may either sign up to have the payment come out of your checking account for 15 cents an entire order, or you may drop a check off at Seton Catholic School, Peosta Campus.



Go to the following link for First Eucharist pictures.





Bankston Easter Pictures









St. Joseph Farley Window Update Website

If you would like to see the progress of our windows, go to:  http://www.glassheritage.com/

 Go to Services, then to Client Log In and enter sjfarley and the password is farley123.







lIf you have prayer intentions, please contact any of these people: Donna Gibbs at 876.3446, Mary Rauen at 744.3069 or Kim Koetz at 451.4024.




Palm Sunday pictures at St. Joseph, Farley

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Pictures from Pastorate Mission and other Events

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Pictures from the Bankston Fish Fry
















Pictures of St. Patrick, Epworth $100 Supper











Pictures of St. John the Baptist demolition project.

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Pictures of KC/CDA Sweetheart Dinner held at Farley





















Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday:  4:00 pm - Farley

                   5:00 pm - Peosta

Sunday:    7:30 am - Epworth

                   8:30 am - Farley

                   9:00 am - Placid

                10:00 am - Bankston

                10:30 am - Peosta

                  5:30 pm - Peosta

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 8am - 4pm

Friday: 8am - 1pm

Contact Us

Pastorate Office @ 563-876-5540


Fr. Michael Schueller - phone 641-430-2796,         email: dbq076@dbqarch.org

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Fr. John Haugen - phone 563-543-5873,               email: dbqhaugen@dbqarch.org


Email @ office@stelizabethpastorate.com for bulletin items.







How do People Join the Catholic Church? RCIA is a process by which people prepare to join the Catholic Church.  For more information contact Joann Koopmann at the St. Elizabeth Pastorate Office 563-876-5540, or home 563-876-3667, or email dbq159s@dbqarch.org.