Mar 252009


Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis invite the public to join them at Vespers — evening prayer — on Sundays during Lent at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N. The 40-minute prayer services will begin at 6 p.m. Vespers are composed of Scripture readings, hymns, psalms, reflection and prayer.

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 19, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions begin at 6 p.m.; praise music begins at 6:45 p.m., and Mass begins at 7:15 p.m.


Clinton — Prince of Peace Parish will offer a Lenten presentation and discussion dubbed “Peace Soup” on Wednesday, April 1, in St. Boniface Hall. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a light soup supper and end by 8:30 p.m. Sister Cathleen Real, CHM, will teach “The Burning Truth of the Climate Crisis: a faith-filled presentation.”

Davenport — The History of the Liturgy, a five-part series by Deacon Frank Agnoli, director of liturgy and deacon formation for the Diocese of Davenport, will be held on Fridays during Lent at Our Lady of Victory Parish. A soup supper begins at 6:30 p.m. in the parish center and the program begins at 7:15 p.m. in the parish center or media room.

Pella — St. Mary Parish will offer a Lenten Journey that will reflect the life of St. Paul. Sister Laura Goedken, OP, director of development for the Diocese of Davenport, will lead the journey Thursday evenings March 26 and April 2 from 7-7:45 p.m. Discussion and fellowship follows.

Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a 13-week, Scripture-based  bereavement program, GriefShare, on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. All are welcome to each session. A workbook costs $15, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. For more information, call John Lyons at (563) 349-0920.


Tipton — St. Mary Parish will host its third annual women’s retreat April 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary Hall. Sister Ramona Kaal-berg, coordinator of formation for the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, will speak.  Registration is $30. For more information, contact Maureen Bowie at (563) 886-6347 or e-mail


Albia — Lenten luncheons will take place at St. Mary Parish from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Freewill donations will be accepted. Proceeds go to Albia Ministerial Association and Ottumwa Crisis Center & Women’s Shelter.

Blue Grass — St. Andrew’s annual garage sale and junior high bake sale will be held March 27 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and March 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 333 W. Lotte St. To donate items, call Mary Nelson at (563) 381-2781 or Jeanie Ferring at (563) 381-4604.

Camanche — Soup suppers take place at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent at Church of the Visitation, followed by the rosary at 6:45 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

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