Mar 052009


Iowa City — A Scholars Discussion Series, “Our Bodies. Our Spirituality,” will take place at the Newman Catholic Student Center  March 8. At noon, student Theresa Parsons will present “Intimacy in Relationships: Living out true, pure love.” At 12:45 p.m., student Neil Sink will present “Spirit in practice: Promoting spirituality within medical practice.”


Clinton — A closing Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Church at 10:30 a.m. March 8. Msgr. John Hyland, vicar general of the Davenport Diocese, will preside.

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.


Clinton — Prince of Peace Parish will offer a Lenten series of weekly presentations and discussions dubbed “Peace Soup” on Wednesdays through April 1 in St. Boniface Hall. The evenings will begin at 6 p.m. with a light soup supper and end by 8:30 p.m. On March 11, participants will watch the video “Voice of A Mountain,” the story of life after the civil war in Guatemala that led to mass immigration to the United States. Sister Jane McCarthy, OSF, will offer a first-hand report about Postville following the video.

Moline, Ill. — The secular discalced Carmelite community of St. Joseph’s and Prophet Elijah meets the second Sunday of each month from 1-3:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Mary Church. For more information, call Leslie Schadt, OCDS, at (563) 370-3559.

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 5, 12, 26 and April 2 from 7-7:45 p.m. Discussion and fellowship follows.


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.

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.

Davenport — A Theology on Tap event for young adults will take place March 12 at 7 p.m. in the upper level of Phil & Larry’s Saloon. Sister Catherine Cleary will present “Which Direction are You Going?”

Davenport — In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Quad Cities Ceili Club is sponsoring The Grand Ceili Mor. Dance. Listen to live music of the Quad Cities Ceili Band from 8-11 p.m. March 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St.  Admission is $8 for those 19 and older and $5 for those 18 and younger.  For more information contact Pat or Gerry Bade at (563) 386-7551.

Delmar — St. Patrick Parish will host a social and polka Mass March 15. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. in the church with music by The Sieverdings. Soup and sandwiches will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Grossman Hall. A 50/50 raffle and bingo will take place.

Fairfield — “Stones in the Field,” a traditional Celtic/Irish concert, will be held March 6 at 7.30 p.m. at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, call the box office  from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays at (641) 472-2787 or visit The concert will benefit the new St. Mary Church in Fairfield.

Iowa City — St. Patrick Parish will host a St. Patrick’s Day party March 14 at Regina High School’s gym and cafeteria. Irish music begins at 3:45 p.m.; Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. Food and Irish dancing will follow.

Lone Tree — St. Mary parishes of Lone Tree and Nichols will hold a pancake, sausage, ham and egg breakfast at Lone Tree American Legion March 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.

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