Feb 092011


Davenport — A Silent Saturday, a half-day mini-retreat, will take place at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave., from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 19. The morning will include two periods of Centering Prayer, a silent break, and closing with Lectio Divina.


Iowa City — There will be a Second and Third Degree Knights of Columbus exemplification at St. Patrick Church, 4330 St. Patrick Drive, in honor of Bishop Martin Amos Feb. 27. Candidates should arrive at 1 p.m., and the exemplification will start at 1:30 p.m. First Degree Knights of Columbus should attend. There will be a First Degree exemplification for all new candidates at St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Hall, 4776 American Legion Road, Iowa City, Feb. 27. The First Degree candidates should be there by 10:30 a.m.; the exemplification will start at 11 a.m. Please call for reservations. Fourth Degree exemplification will take place during the Iowa Knights of Columbus convention in Coralville at the Marriott April 8 at 1 p.m. with Bishop Amos.

Rock Island, Ill. — An “Overview of the Sacraments” will take place at Benet House Retreat Center, 2200 88th Ave. W. The event will offer a look at the historical, liturgical and theological meaning of the sacraments along with discussion of contemporary challenges facing the sacramental system of the Church. The session will take place Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Fee is $15 plus an optional lunch for $7. To register, call (309) 283-2108 or e-mail


Davenport — The Christian Service Committee of Our Lady of Victory Parish is sponsoring an Adults with Disabilities Renewal Day Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish center, 4105 N. Division Street. The day’s theme is “God Made the World.” The day will be filled with talks, discussions and crafts. If you are interested in volunteering or need information, call Karen at (563) 386-3781.

Keota — Holy Trinity Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society is sponsoring a pre-Lenten evening of reflection. Mass will be at the church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2. Mass will be followed by a reflection entitled “What Can I Do to Make Lent More Meaningful?” at the parish hall from 7-8:30 p.m. The reflection will be led by Carol Kaalberg, parish life administrator of St. Mary parishes in Lone Tree and Nichols and St. Joseph Parish in Hills; and Sister Agnes Giblin, BVM, pastoral associate at St. Mary’s, Iowa City. Men, women and youth are invited from all surrounding parishes.


Clinton — Prince of Peace Boy Scout Troop 1 will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at St. Boniface Hall. Cost is $6 per person or $20 per family.

Cosgrove — The annual Cosgrove blood drive held in St. Peter’s Church Hall is scheduled for March 10 from 3-7 p.m. St. Peter’s Altar & Rosary Society will help sponsor this cause. Contact person is Trish Rohret, (319) 545-2086 or, for appointments.

Knoxville — St. Anthony Parish’s Valentine dinner will take place Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Cost is $9 per person, and tickets are sold before and after weekend Masses.

Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish Council in Muscatine and its Stewardship Committee are sponsoring a Parish Volunteer Recognition Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School gym in Muscatine. All parishioners and parish volunteers are invited.

Riverside — St. Mary Parish’s faith formation pancake breakfast will take place Sunday, Feb. 13 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and drinks will be served. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and  free for children younger than 5. Crafts and baked goods will be for sale.

Victor — St. Bridget Parish will hold its annual Valentine spaghetti supper Saturday, Feb. 12 from 5-7 p.m. in the church hall. Menu includes spaghetti with sauce, lettuce salad and dressing, bread stick, dessert and beverage. A freewill donation will help cover expenses for students attending the National Catholic Youth Conference.

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