Davenport — Churches United of the Quad Cities is offering a seminar on the death penalty Sept. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center to address the issues and identify actions that church members can take toward abolition. For more information, call Churches United at (563) 332-5002.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Sept. 17 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10th and Iowa streets. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:40 p.m. and Mass at 7:15 p.m.
Davenport — A SWAP (Soaking With A Purpose), quiet prayer and worship group will meet Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center, 5816 Telegraph Road. Call (563) 324-7263 for more information.
Moline, Ill. — “Sharing Our Global Cultures in the Quad-City Community: Our Faith Perspective” is the title for this year’s Muslim-Christian dialogue sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island, Ill., and the Quad-City Muslim Women’s group. This year’s dialogues will be held Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Masjid al-Ihsan (mosque), 6005 34th Ave., in Moline, Ill. For more information, contact Novice Jackie Walsh at (309) 283-2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bettendorf — Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will be hosting its annual Fall Festival Sept. 18-19. Saturday night will be an adults only evening from 6-9 p.m. with dinner, music and a performance by Comedy Sportz, all for $15. Sunday will feature a traditional family style festival with kids’ games, food, raffle prizes, bingo and more. One hundred raffle tickets will be for sale at $50 each for a weeklong stay at a Colorado cabin that holds 16 people. For more information, call Colbie Andes at (563) 359-3466, ext. 103.
Clinton — Prince of Peace Parish’s pork dinner and family festival will take place Sept. 19 at St. Boniface Hall from noon to 5 p.m. There will be music, games and hourly raffles. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.
Davenport — A Taste of Sacred Heart will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral Sunday, Sept. 26, at 12:30 pm. Featured will be a food court with ethnic foods including Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Slavic, Vietnamese and American. There will be a raffle, musical entertainment and fun for kids (pony rides, bounce house and games). Tickets for food and games will be available for purchase on the premises. Information on Sacred Heart’s history and cookbooks will also be available.
DeWitt — St. Joseph Parish’s fall festival will take place Sept. 19. A beef and pork dinner with homemade salads and more will be served from 3-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Carryouts are available. The event will feature live music from PBJ and Fred. There also will be bingo, a raffle, bake sale, pop walk, farmers’ market, children’s games and a silent auction. A dodgeball tournament will take place Sept. 18 in the school gym. For more information, call (563) 659-3514.
East Pleasant Plain — Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Parish will hold its annual bazaar Sept. 19. A polka Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. A buffet dinner with turkey and pork loin, salad and dessert bar will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. A large auction starts at 1 p.m. There will also be a country store, raffle, crafts, kids’ games, a caramel apple booth, fresh-baked goods and more.
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.
Grinnell — St. Mary Parish will hold its fall festival Sept. 26 at the education center. A pork chop dinner with salad and dessert will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Carryouts are available. There will also be a live auction, silent auction, raffles, a country store, inflatables and hayride. Tickets are available at the parish office, Bates Flowers, Danish Maid Bakery, Total Choice Shipping and West Side Family Dining.
Houghton — St. John Parish will hold its Harvest Festival Sept. 26. A roast beef dinner will be served at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carryouts are available. There will be a country and candy kitchen, and an auction begins at 11:30 a.m. A raffle drawing will take place at 3 p.m. Raffle tickets cost $50. First prize is a $10,000 vacation package or $8,000 cash, second prize is $1,000 cash and 10 third prizes are $100 cash. For tickets, send your name, address, phone number and a check payable to St. John Harvest Festival to PO Box 100, Houghton, IA, 52631. Specify the number of desired tickets for cash prizes and the number of desired tickets for the vacation prize.
Lone Tree — St. Mary Parish’s fall auction will take place Sept. 26 at the Lone Tree American Legion. A silent auction will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m. The regular auction will follow at 1 p.m. People may bid on homemade pies, cakes and crafts.
Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish’s annual ice cream social, country store and quilt raffle will take place Sept. 19 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger.
Mount Pleasant — St. Alphonsus Parish will hold its 13th annual Autumn Festival Sept. 18-19. A roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert, tea, lemonade and coffee will be served in Manning Hall on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children ages 3-10. The Country Corner will run from Saturday at 4:30 p.m. to Sunday at 3 p.m. A silent auction will take place from Saturday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 3 p.m. A live auction will begin on Sunday at 12:13 p.m.
Victor — St. Bridget Parish will hold a chicken and ham family-style supper Sept. 19 from 3:30-7 p.m. in the church basement. Menu includes fried chicken, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, corn, apple salad, Amana bread, butter, coffee, milk and homemade pie. Donation is $9 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and free for children 5 and younger. Carryouts and delivery in Victor are available. The day also will include a country store.