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.




Informational Meetings are being held after each of the Masses on the weekend of August 2-3, 2014 for anyone interested in becoming Catholic or for Catholics who have not received Eucharist and/or Confirmation. If you are interested, come visit with us to get answers to your questions. If you know anyone who might be interested, please invite them to come with you to one of these meetings.

The locations are as follows:

St. Clement Bankston Rectory

St. Joseph Farley Church basement

St. Patrick Epworth Pastorate office

St. John Peosta Fr. Breitbach room

St. John Placid Classrooms




ATTENTION—All St. Elizabeth Pastorate Faith Formation Parents 2014

This year there will be Parent Meetings prior to registration for the parish Faith Formation school year programs for all five parishes. These meetings will be led by Fr. Haugen and will be held at the following times and places:  Sunday, August 10 at St. John the Baptist Church in Peosta following 10:30 AM Mass; Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 PM in St. John the Baptist Church; Sunday, August 17 following the 9:00 AM Mass at Placid; and Sunday, August 24 following the 8:30 AM Mass in Farley. At least one parent from each family must attend one of these meetings. Registration forms will be available at all locations to be completed following each meeting.



Parishioner Information Update Forms

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.



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Seton Final Registration 2014

 If you did not pick up your registration packet, 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.








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.