Upcoming events

MEETINGS

Iowa City — Men of the Diocese of Davenport are called to a conference on prayer March 26 at St. Patrick Church. “Prayer For Life” features speaker Father Francis Hoffman (a.k.a. Father Rocky). Fr. Rocky is the executive director of Relevant Radio. Father Rudolph Juarez, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, will challenge men to pray for the grace to provide spiritual leadership. James Becker is a second-year Fellowship of Catholic University Students missionary at the University of Wisconsin. He will offer his insights on the importance of prayer as young people discern their life’s work. The conference opens with Mass at 7 a.m., followed by adoration and the rosary. Fr. Rocky will begin his presentation at 9 a.m. A light breakfast and sack lunch are included in the $25 registration fee. For more information, call (319) 331-6763 or visit www.stwenc-ic/kc/purementality.php.

RETREATS

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.

Davenport — A DNA of Relationships Retreat will take place March 5–6 at Eagles’ Wings Retreat Center, 5816 Telegraph Road. This is a retreat for couples or individuals who want to improve relationships at work, church or among family. Retreat begins on Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. and ends on Sunday, March 6 following afternoon Mass and prayer. The retreat includes meals. Registration is $95. To sign up, call (563) 324-7263 or e-mail marcia@eagleswings.ws.

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.

Rock Island, Ill. — A Lenten day of prayer, “Fire in the Deep: The Power of the Trinity in our Faith and Life,” will take place at Benet House Retreat Center, 2200 88th Ave. West, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $30,  which includes lunch. Attendees should bring a Bible to focus on the power and role of the Trinity in faith, Scripture and theology. They will explore the Trinity’s role as a practical healing antidote for today’s chronic anxiety. Mass will conclude the day. Presenter is Father Robert Miller, Redemptorist, pastor of St. Dorothy Church in Chicago. He has traveled the country preaching missions, retreats and parish renewals. 

SOCIALS

Clinton – The fifth annual Peru Benefit Dinner hosted by Prince of Peace Parish is set for Feb. 26 at Rastrelli’s Restaurant, 238 Main Ave. The event will feature a presentation by Sister Ruth Snyder, a Franciscan missionary who served 21 years in Peru. The annual event will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Prince of Peace Church, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive, by calling the parish at (563) 242-3311 or from Peru Task Force members. The adult dinner is $20. The children’s dinner is $10.

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 trishrohret@earthlink.net, for appointments.

Davenport – A Spaghetti Supper Benefit for All Saints Catholic School’s production of “Bugsy Malone” will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the All Saints World Café, 1926 Marquette St., Davenport. Advance ticket prices are $5 per adult, $3 for a child age 5-10 and $20 for a family of four or more. Tickets at the door are $7 per adult, $5 for a child ages 5–10. Tickets will be sold after Mass Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6 and through the school office by calling (563) 324-3205. The musical “Bugsy Malone, Jr.” will be presented on April 15, 16, and 17 at the Assumption High School Auditorium in Davenport.

Davenport – A pancake breakfast will take place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Center Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children or $15 for a family. Children younger than 3 and adults older than 90 are admitted free.

Davenport – A trivia night will take place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Center March 12 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Cost is $10 per person, teams of 8. Bring your own snacks. Call Tom Bribriesco to make a reservation: (563) 326-3442.

Harper — Holy Trinity Parish in Keota is sponsoring an adults-only Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, March 4. It will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Harper from 7 p.m. to midnight. There will be food, beverages, music, dancing and casino games.

Marengo – St. Patrick Parish will host its annual family-oriented Mardi Gras Party on Sunday, March 6 from 4-7 p.m. Gumbo, red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee, chicken and dumplings and king’s cake will be served. There will be bingo and carnival games. Freewill offerings will benefit the parish’s religious education program.

Mount Pleasant – Ladies of Charity of St. Alphonsus Parish is organizing a bus trip to the National Mississippi Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque March 22 to view the “Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” exhibit. After leaving the museum the bus will stop at the basilica in Dyersville. Cost of the trip is $35 and includes the bus and admittance to the museum. Registration deadline is March 3. For more information, call Judy McNeill at (319) 367-5477, Sharon Smith at (319) 385-2224 or Jan Walters at (319) 257-6283.

Oxford — The youth group of St. Mary Parish in Oxford and St. Peter Parish in Cosgrove will present a Mardi Gras party Saturday, March 5, at St. Mary’s Auditorium, 133 E. Main St., Oxford. The evening begins with Mass at 4 p.m. and includes dinner, a Euchre tournament, children’s games, a coloring contest, a food and cash bar and a rafffle. To buy a $50 raffle ticket, call Katie Villhauer at (319) 828-4114. All proceeds will support parish youths as they prepare to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference.

Preston — The Altar & Rosary Society of Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish of Sugar Creek/Bryant will hold an omelet and pancake breakfast, bake sale and silent auction Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Preston Town Hall. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. For tickets, call Elaine Burken at (563) 689-3105.

WORKSHOPS

Davenport – A daylong workshop on “Deepening Appreciation of Eucharist through the Roman Missal” with presenter Kathy Coffey will be held March 12 at the Humility of Mary Center. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. with the presentation scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the center’s Magnificat Chapel. There is no charge, and lunch is included. The event is sponsored by the Congregation of the Humility of Mary. To register, call Roxanne at Humility of Mary Center (563) 323-9466 and leave your name and phone number. The center is located at 820 W. Central Park Ave. Registration deadline is March 7.

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