SAU CFDD
Mar 222012
 

EDUCATIONAL
Davenport — St. Anthony Parish offers a “Just” Soup Lenten program on Thursdays in March. Participants  meet at 6 p.m. in the parish center for soup, followed by presentations on an issue of justice. March 22 features Ellen Reilly, homeless liaison for Davenport Community School District, and Rusty Boruff, director of the 180 Zone, a faith-based nonprofit organization. The final session is March 29 with Kent Ferris, director of social action for the Diocese of Davenport, and Karina Garnica and Gricelda Garnica, diocesan immigration counselors.
Davenport – St. Ambrose University theology faculty members Micah Kiel and the Rev. Matthew Coomber will present “A Challenging Peace: Wrestling with Violence and Non-violence in the Bible” March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center.
Davenport — A presentation on domestic minor sex trafficking will take place March 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Genesis Medical Center, west campus, Pavilion 2. Maggie Tinsman, MSW, former Iowa state senator and drafter of Iowa’s human trafficking law, will be the presenter. The purpose is to train healthcare workers to recognize and respond to potential human trafficking. Anyone interested may attend. To register, call (563) 421-5513.
Iowa City — Catholic Studies Scholars at the Newman Catholic Student Center will present seminars on March 25 and April 1. On both Sundays, Zoraida Oyola-Rebaza will present from noon to 12:45 p.m., and Jessica Ducharme will speak from 1-1:45 p.m. Zoraida’s first presentation will be about the life and work of St. Francis Solano. Her second presentation will be a cello performance of songs he used in evangelization. Ducharme’s first presentation is a history of music in the Church. Her second presentation will explore the lives of Catholic female composers and musicians.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Bettendorf — A 40 Days for Life campaign continues through Palm Sunday, April 1. Supporters may choose a time slot to pray on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood,  Sign up at woniojeanne@gmail.com or (563) 355-4188.
Clinton — Sisters of St. Francis invite the public to join them for vespers at The Canticle at 6 p.m. March 25 and April 1.
Iowa City – On March 25 at 6 p.m., members of St. Patrick Parish will portray “We Were There,”  based on Pope John Paul II’s scriptural Way of the Cross, at the church. Each station focuses on a scriptural person who delivers a monologue, and concludes with a prayer and a verse of “Were You There.”
Iowa City — ISPY (Iowa City St. Patrick Youth Group) will portray “Silhouette Stations of the Cross” at St. Patrick Church on March 28 at 8 p.m. People of all ages are invited to attend.
MEETINGS
Davenport —  A Soaking With a Purpose prayer meeting will take place March 23 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings.
RALLIES
Davenport – A rally for religious freedom will take place at the Federal Building at Fourth and Pershing streets Friday, March 23, from noon to 1 p.m.
RETREATS
Coralville – A Lenten mini-retreat titled “The Power of Faith in Our Lives” will be held Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. Speakers will share how faith impacted them as they navigated through struggles and successes. To register, call (319) 338-9290.  Suggested donation is $10. An optional catered lunch will follow the retreat for $9.
Wheatland – At Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat March 28 is “Simple Bookbinding” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee is $30. For registration, call (563) 336‐8414 or emailolpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
Clinton – St. Edwards Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries at St. Boniface Hall from 4:30-7 p.m. on Fridays through March 30. Shrimp will be served for $9; otherwise the fish fry is $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. For carry-outs, call (563) 242-0902.
Davenport — A trivia night to benefit Quad Cities Interfaith will take place at St. Paul the Apostle Church March 24 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. To reserve a table, call Beth at (563) 322-4910.
Fort Madison – Catholic Singles will meet March 31 at the Moose Club, 2529 Mt. Pleasant St., Burl­ington, at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, followed by dancing. For more information, call Janie Feany at (319) 372-5836 or Maxine Conn at (217) 453-6568.
Iowa City — Knights of Columbus Council 842 hold dinners of catfish, shrimp or salmon Fridays during Lent from 5-7 pm at the KC Family Center. Kids’ meals are available.
Iowa City – St. Wenceslaus Parish’s spring bake sale will take place March 31 from 8-11 a.m. at 630 E. Davenport St. There will be kolaches, cinnamon rolls, other baked goods, and complimentary coffee. For more information, call Marilyn Jensen at (319) 351 5914.
Mount Pleasant — People are invited to a trivia night at 7 p.m. on April 14 at St. Alphonsus Manning Hall.  Reserve a table of eight or an individual spot by April 4. Cost per person is $10. The evening will include a silent auction, mulligans and door prizes. Cash prizes for the top three teams will be awarded. For more information or to make reservations, contact the parish office at (319) 385-8410.
North English – The faith formation classes at St. Joseph Parish will host a pulled pork dinner Saturday, March 31, from 6–7:30 p.m. in the church basement. Freewill donations will be accepted. Takeouts will be available.  During a balloon pop at 6:45 p.m., attendees may buy a chance to win $25, $10, $5 or gift certificates from area businesses.  Proceeds will help fund faith formation classes.
West Liberty — St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry at St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center on March 30 from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $4.50 for people younger than 13.

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