Davenport — The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and St. Ambrose University invite the public to a free presentation Aug. 27 by a Catholic priest who is a Holocaust investigator. Father Patrick Desbois will present “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews” from 7-8:15 p.m. at the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Aug. 21 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:45 p.m. and Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Davenport — The Sisters of Humility invite the general public to pray with them at 11:40 a.m. Wednesdays during a special Mass for peace. It will be celebrated in the Magnificat Chapel at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.
Iowa City — People meet to pray the rosary and receive Communion at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Melrose Meadows Retirement Community. All Catholics are welcome.
Davenport — A group meets for Ignatian Lightworks exercises on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. at 2803 McKinley Ave. For more information, call (563) 324-7263.
Moline, Ill. — The secular discalced Carmelite community of St. Joseph’s and the 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.
Rock Island, Ill. — The secular Franciscans meet at 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Jardine Auditorium at Trinity Medical Center West Campus, 2701 17th St. For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 264-0120.
Burlington — On Aug. 22, Notre Dame Schools will present dueling pianos — an all-request, sing-along, clap-along, piano comedy show. Tickets are $35. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Show times are 4-5 p.m. for students with an adult, and 7-10 p.m. for adults only. Tickets are available in the Notre Dame business office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cosgrove — Cosgrove Pork Day will take place Aug. 30 at St. Peter Church, 4022 Cosgrove Road SW, Oxford. Polka Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m., and an Altar & Rosary pork meal is from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-10 and free for children younger than 2. Bingo is slated for noon to 2 p.m. Children’s games will take place from 12:15-1:45 p.m. Money in the Strawpile is at 1:45 p.m., an auction is from 2-3 p.m., and a kiddie tractor pull is from 3-4 p.m. A Bible camp performance is at 4 p.m. There will also be an Altar & Rosary raffle and $5,000 cash drawing.
Davenport — The 2009 Father Ken Martin Golf Outing and Dinner will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Emeis Golf Course and the Davenport Elk’s Club. Cost is $100 for golf and dinner or $35 for dinner only. For registration, call Jim or Diane Tiedje at (563) 391-2820, Dick Froeschle (563) 289-4663 or Matt Froeschle at (563) 343-4638.
Davenport — The 20th annual Benefit Sale for Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is taking place at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in the 4H/Keppy Building Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets for a cash raffle will be available during the sale and are $5 each. There are four prizes: one $500 and three $100 prizes. The drawing will take place Friday, Aug. 21 at noon. One does not need to be present to win. Proceeds from the sale and raffle benefit single-parent families who have experienced homelessness. For more information regarding the sale, call (563) 326-1330.
Georgetown — St. Patrick’s annual God’s Portion Day event will take place Sunday, Sept. 6. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., and a roast beef/fried chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids’ games and a country store will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. A silent auction will be held from noon to 4 p.m. A live auction on the south church lawn will begin at 1:30 p.m. A lawn social will take place at 4 p.m. A raffle also is slated.
Hills — St. Joseph Church is hosting a farmers’ market on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. Vendors may call (319) 679-2271 to reserve a space. No fee is required, but donations are appreciated.
Muscatine — Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Aug. 23 in Gannon Hall. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee will be served. Cost is a $5 donation for adults, and a $3 donation for children younger than 5. Proceeds go toward sending youths to the National Catholic Youth Conference in November.
Muscatine — The display “Iowa: A State of Immigrants” is being shown at Gannon Hall through Aug. 23. The display includes four seven-foot panels depicting the history and status of immigration nationwide and in Iowa.