SAU CFDD
Mar 012012
 

EXHIBITS
Davenport — Artwork from the collections of John Bloom, 1906–2002; Edward Catich, 1906–1979; and Isabel Bloom, 1908–2001, will be on view at the St. Ambrose University Morrissey Gallery.  An opening reception for “Bloom Catich Bloom” will be held Saturday, March 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Galvin Fine Arts Center lobby. The show will run through May 12 and is free and open to the public.
LECTURES
Davenport – Father John Surette, SJ, will present “Spirituality for Those Who Care for Earth” Saturday, March 10, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave. This includes time for discussion and refreshments. Cost is free.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Bettendorf — A 40 Days for Life campaign began Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, and continues through Palm Sunday, April 1. Supporters may choose one of these time slots to pray on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 2751 Tech Drive: Monday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, noon-5 p.m.;  third Saturday (March 17), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sign up with Jeanne Wonio at wonio
jeanne@gmail.com or (563) 355-4188. Learn more at www.40daysfor
life.com/iowa.
Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis invite the public to join them at vespers – evening prayer – on the Sundays of Lent at The Canticle. The 45-minute prayer services will begin at 6 p.m. each Sunday of Lent, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Sacrament of reconciliation will be available at 12:45 p.m.
MEETINGS
Davenport —  Soaking With a Purpose prayer meetings will take place March 9 and 23 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings.
Davenport —  Ignatian prayer group meetings will last four weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Participants will receive a brief lesson, share spiritual insights and get an assignment for daily prayer meditations. Registration is $45. Leave a message at (563) 324-7263 for more information or to register.
RETREATS
Fort Madison – Holy Family Parish will hold the 20th Christian Experience Weekend at McAleer Hall March 9-11. The fee is $35 per person. For more information, contact Michael Panther at (319) 372-2485 or michael.panther@gmail.com.
Riverside – The Iowa City Catholic community will host an overnight retreat March 23-25 for men at St. Mary Parish. For more information, call Bill Doucette at (319) 541-9814.
Wheatland – Two events are slated at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat.  On March 13 is “Come to the Quiet” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day is participants’ to shape, following a reflection on springtime in life. On March 21 is “Knit One, Pray Too!” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring knitting needles and yarn. Fee for each event is $20, which includes lunch. For registration, call (563) 336‐8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
Blue Grass — St. Andrew Parish’s annual garage sale will take place Friday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 333 W. Lotte St.
Cosgrove – The annual Cosgrove Blood Drive will take place at St. Peter’s Church Hall March 8 from 3-7 p.m. For appointments, contact Trish Rohret at (319) 545-2086 or trish@southslope.net.
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. Carry-outs will be available by calling (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.
Davenport — A Mad Hatter Tea Party will take place Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Ladies may bring a tea cup, tea to share and a “mad hat.”
Hills – A soup supper will take place at St. Joseph Church Sunday, March 18, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Proceeds from the supper and a raffle will go towards a well project at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Zorange, Haiti.
Iowa City — Knights of Columbus Council 842 will hold dinners of catfish, shrimp or salmon Fridays during Lent from 5-7 pm at the KC Family Center.  Kids’ meals will be available.  For more information, call (319) 341-9097.
Lone Tree – St. Mary parishes of Lone Tree and Nichols will host a joint pancake breakfast March 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree American Legion. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger.
Mount Pleasant – A community card party will take place Tuesday, March 6, from 1-4 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church. Participants will play Euchre, Pitch, Bridge, Canasta and other games.
Muscatine – A Knights of Columbus fish fry will take place Fridays during Lent except Good Friday at the KC Hall, 2011 Houser St., from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.
Richland – Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Parish will hold a soup supper on Sunday, March 4, from 4-7 p.m. at Mother Cabrini Hall. Freewill offerings will be accepted.  Cards will be played following supper. There will also be a country store.
Toronto — St. James Parish will sponsor a soup and sandwich supper March 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Toronto Fire Station. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and free for preschoolers.
West Liberty — St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries at St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center on March 2, 16 and 30 from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $4.50 for people younger than 13.
WORKSHOPS
Camanche – Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is coming to the Church of the Visitation. A 13-week course will be held on Sundays beginning March 4 at 6 p.m. in the parish conference room. The focus is gaining control of your finances. Contact Dave or Gail Grim for more information or to register at (563) 259-9075 or gdgrim@gmail.com.

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