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 — 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.
LeClaire — There will be a healing Mass at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Confessions will start at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Davenport — A “Project Andrew Dinner” will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, starting at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in Davenport. The event is open to men ages 15-35 who may be called to serve in the priesthood, and their parents, to gather with Bishop Martin Amos and area priests to talk about their vocation and share a meal. To RSVP, get further information or suggest someone who is just waiting to be asked, contact Father Marty Goetz, diocesan vocation director, at (563) 324-1912, ext. 259 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or your local priest.
Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish will welcome Msgr. Marvin Mottet for a parish retreat of healing and forgiveness Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Gannon Hall. Lunch is included. For reservations or more information, call Sharon Childs at (563) 264-0318.
Newton — A confidential Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for people seeking emotional and spiritual healing after an abortion will take place Nov. 6-8 in Newton. For more information, to donate or to volunteer please call (563) 322-1645, or e-mail email@example.com. Scholarships are available. You can also visit www.rachelsvineyard.org, or call a toll-free hotline at 1-877-896-HOPE.
Camanche — A fundraising breakfast will take place Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon in the parish hall. Cost is $6 per adult, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds go toward the building fund.
Columbus Junction — All are invited to attend the annual Fall Fiesta hosted by St. Joseph Parish. The fiesta will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the student center of the Columbus Junction Community High School, 1004 Colton St. Lasagna, tossed salad, green beans, French bread, assorted desserts, iced tea, lemonade and coffee will be served. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-13 (children younger than 3 eat free). There will be a basket raffle, country store and children’s games.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish and John F. Kennedy Catholic School will host a Christmas Carousel Bazaar at 1627 W. 42nd St. on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bazaar features unique holiday, handmade crafts, Christmas ornaments, baskets, a children’s room with all items under $5, pictures, linens, woods, doll clothes, toys, autumn items, a candy shop, bake shop and an American Doll raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be served. A $1,000 grand prize and five additional cash prizes will be awarded.
Keokuk — All Saints Parish will host a bazaar and turkey, biscuit and gravy dinner on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Keokuk Catholic School gym and cafeteria. The school is located at 2981 Plank Road in Keokuk. Dinner tickets cost $8 for adults and $3 for students in sixth grade and under.
Keota — Holy Trinity Parish’s harvest dinner will be served Sunday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center. Menu includes turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, salads and desserts. Homemade candy and other items will be for sale. Raffles will be held. Tickets will be available at the door.
Knoxville — St. Anthony Parish will host its fall dinner Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. Menu includes turkey and ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, vegetables, salads and pie. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10 and free for children younger than 5.
Nichols — An auction and luncheon for St. Mary Parish will take place Nov. 1. Lunch and the silent auction will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the regular auction. Lunch includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, chili, sandwiches and desserts.
North English — St. Joseph Catholic Church’s fall dinner will be Sunday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes grilled pork, grilled chicken breast, green beans, baked potato, salads, roll, dessert and drink. Carryout orders are available. Freewill offerings will be accepted. The dinner will include a country store.