Bettendorf — Quad-City Right to Life will sponsor its 19th annual Life Chain from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 25 on Middle Road at Happy Joe Drive.
Davenport — Pax Christi and co-sponsor the Sisters of the Humility of Mary will participate in the National Day of Remembrance and Hope for those who have died due to lack of health insurance. The myths and fears will be discussed, and there will be time for questions. People are invited to this prayer service and discussion Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.
Davenport — On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9–9:45 a.m., people may join the Congregation of the Humility of Mary to focus on the care of creation and “Pray for 350” in the Magnificat Chapel at the Humility of Mary Center. Scientists have insisted in recent years that 350 parts per million is the most carbon dioxide that can safely be in the atmosphere. The current CO2 concentration is 390 parts per million.
Iowa City — All Catholics are invited to a Mass for priests to be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Bishop Martin Amos will preside at this Mass, which is being celebrated in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s decree of the Year for Priests. The special year began June 19. St. Mary’s is located at 228 E. Jefferson St.
Bettendorf — St. John Vianney Parish will offer an “Understanding Grief Educational Program” from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. For more information or to RSVP call Nancy McBride, minister of pastoral care, at (563) 355-5766 or Gail Votroubek, Genesis Hospice Bereavement coordinator, at (563) 421-5404.
Davenport — Quad-City Right to Life will host a conversation with Jill Stanek on Oct. 29 at CASI Reception Hall, 1035 W. Kimberly Road. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m.; the lecture and questions begin at 7 p.m. The event is free. Stanek was a registered nurse at Christ Hospital in Illinois when she made the discovery that babies were being aborted alive and allowed to die without medical care. Stanek went public with her discovery.
Iowa City — A “Thinking of Priesthood Day” will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Newman Catholic Student Center on the campus of the University of Iowa. This event begins at 10 a.m. (registration is from 9-10 a.m.) and concludes at 5 p.m. with Mass and dinner following. Sponsored by the vocation offices of the four dioceses in Iowa, this day is for men ages 17-45 who might be considering a possible call to priesthood. This day will include informal presentations and discussions, sharing from vocation directors of the four dioceses of Iowa and seminarians. Father Jonathan Fassero from St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana will lead the discussions. For more information and to register, please contact Father Marty Goetz at (563) 324-1912, ext. 259 or firstname.lastname@example.org or your local priest.
Clinton — Knights of Columbus St. Edwards Council No. 707 will hold a chicken dinner in honor of Father Michael McGivney Oct. 24 at St. Boniface Hall, 2520 Pershing Blvd. Proceeds will be donated to the Iowa KC Charitable Foundation. Menu includes all-you-can-eat strips of chicken breast, lightly coated and deep-fried, along with dips, choice of baked potato or French fries, salad, vegetables, applesauce, bread and butter and coffee or lemonade. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Carryouts will be available.
Grinnell — St. Mary Parish will host a fall festival Oct. 24 beginning with Mass at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4:30 -7:30 p.m., and carryouts will be available. Dinner tickets cost $7 per adult and $4 per child. The event includes kids’ activities, hayrides, a live and silent auction and raffle. Raffle tickets are available after Masses and in the parish office.
Muscatine — The annual CDA soup supper will take place Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m. in Gannon Hall. Menu includes chicken noodle soup, potato soup, chili, desserts and drinks. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10 and free for children younger than 5. The supper will include games for kids.
Ottumwa — “Making a Joyful Noise,” an evening of music and singing with Father David Hemann, is sponsored by Catholic Daughters. The concert will be presented at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Bridge View Center on Church Street in Ottumwa. All seats are $5. All proceeds go to Seton Catholic School, Salvation Army and the Lord’s Cupboard food pantry. For ticket information , call Belinda Anstey at (641) 777-2544 or any Catholic Daughter. Tickets will be sold at the door until seats are filled.
Richmond — Holy Trinity Parish’s annual fall dinner of fried chicken and pork loin will be served Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-10. The event will include a country store, kolaches, hickory nuts, handcrafted items and a raffle.