Upcoming events

LITURGY/PRAYER

Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Aug. 20 at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions begin at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:40 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.

Iowa City — Centering Prayer groups meet from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Mercy Hospital chapel, and from 9-11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, call Maureen Kelley at (319) 338-8284.

Melrose — The Knights of Columbus of Albia sponsor a 24-hour adoration the first Friday of the month at St. Patrick Church in Melrose. Mass begins at 8 a.m., followed by 24 hours of adoration, and closes with benediction at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. For more information or to sign up for an hour, call Tony Humeston at (641) 932-7709.

MEETINGS

Davenport — Afterglow Ministry teams meet for prayers for healing and personal needs Saturdays after 4 p.m. Mass at St. Alphonsus Church.

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 Blessed John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Franciscans meets at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Trinity Hospital, 2701 17th St.  For more information, call Kent Ferris in Muscatine at (563) 264-0120.

Wheatland — A daylong event, “Are There Ghettos in Our Parishes?” will take place at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland Thursday, Sept. 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee is $15, which includes lunch. Target audience is all who are concerned about cultural sensitivity and diversity. To register, contact Barbara Gross at (563) 336-8414 or olpretreat@gmail.com.

SOCIALS

Cosgrove — Cosgrove Pork Day will take place at St. Peter Church Aug. 29. Event schedule is as follows: Polka Mass, 11 a.m.; Altar & Rosary pork meal, 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (cost for adults is $9, for kids ages 2 to 10 is $4, and for children younger than 2 is free); bingo, noon to 2 p.m.; children’s games, noon to 3:30 p.m.; bean bag tournament, noon; Ockenfels Family Show, 12:15 p.m.; Iowa Accordion Club, 1 p.m.; auction, 2 p.m.; $5,000 cash drawing; children’s tractor pull and Money in the Straw, 3 p.m.

Davenport — The St. Alphonsus Parish festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 28, from 5-9 p.m. at Birchwood and Boies Ave. A pork loin dinner will be served for $6 from 5-7:30 p.m. There will also be a concession stand, children’s and adults’ games, inflatables, a huge raffle, country store and entertainment. Everyone is invited.

Farmington — St. Boniface Parish’s annual fall dinner will be held Sept. 19 at the air-conditioned Harmony High School, six miles north of Farmington. Roast turkey, lamb and pork will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. The event will include a cakewalk, bingo, raffle, door prizes, gift baskets, a bazaar and bake sale.

Georgetown — St. Patrick Parish will hold its annual God’s Portion Day event and celebrate the 150th anniversary of laying the church’s cornerstone Sept. 4-5. Saturday, Sept. 4, is the first Georgetown Open golf tournament. Call (641) 777-9687 to pre-register by Sept. 1. Also on Sept. 4, there will be history tours at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 5, Bishop Martin Amos will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. in the church. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a country homegrown dinner with roast beef and chicken will be served. The country store opens and kids’ games begin at 11:30 a.m. A silent auction under the tent is slated for noon to 4 p.m. At 1:15 p.m., a 150th anniversary celebration program will take place in front of the church. At 1:30 p.m., a live auction will begin on the south lawn. A lawn social takes place at 4 p.m. There will also be a raffle, and souvenirs of Irish and religious items will be available.

Iowa City — There will be a benefit breakfast and silent auction for Mary Jo Loria on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. Loria was diagnosed with ALS two-and-a-half years ago. Money raised will be used to purchase a new wheelchair and a wheelchair-accessible van.

Newton — A historic Sacred Heart Cemetery walk is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. People are asked to meet at the Jasper County Museum.

Washington — St. James Church is holding its annual fall festival Sept. 12 at the KC Hall. A meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes turkey and ham with homemade dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salads, rolls, beverages and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. For Washington-area delivery, call Marlene Vogel at (319) 653-5173. Takeouts are available. The country store will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offers baked goods and crafts. Kids’ games are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A large auction begins at noon and usually runs until 6:30 p.m.

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