SAU CFDD
Mar 072013
 

EDUCATIONAL
Clinton — “Liturgical Reform: The Crucial Impact and Legacy of Vatican II,” a discussion, will be facilitated by Tom Streveler at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Church family room, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Dr. For more information, call (563) 242-7611.
Davenport — “Just” Soup 2 will be presented by St. Anthony Parish in St. Anthony Parish Center this Lent. “The Seamless Garment: Justice for All” will be presented March 14 by Loxi Hopkins. Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND, will give a talk March 21 titled “For God So Loved the Cosmos: A Christian Look at our Place in the Cosmos.” Each evening of “Just” Soup 2 begins with a simple bowl of soup at 6 p.m. Talks continue until 7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call (563) 322-3303.
Muscatine – Father Joseph Sia will present “A Journey Through Church History” on March 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mazzuchelli Center. The presentation is designed to help attendees discover the major people, places and events of the first 500 years of Church history and better understand Catholic teachings.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Clinton – All are welcome to vespers at The Canticle with the Sisters of St. Francis at 6 p.m. on Sundays through March 24. Reflections during the services will focus on places where Ss. Francis and Clare found God.
Davenport — SWAP (Soaking With A Purpose) prayer meetings will take place March 8 and 22 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road.
Davenport — A Lenten day of reconciliation will take place March 13 at 10 a.m. at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road. Participants will view a video about Father Marty Jenco, who was taken hostage in Beirut in 1985 while serving as director of Catholic Relief Services. He was held for 564 days but came to forgive his captors. The day will include reflection and prayer.  The sacrament of reconciliation will follow a healing Mass at 1 p.m. Bring a sack lunch.  RSVP by March 12 to marcia@eagleswings.ws or (563) 324-7263.
Davenport – A healing Mass will be celebrated March 21 at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7 p.m. Confessions begin at 6 p.m.
Fort Madison – Father Philip Ryan will lead 40 hours of devotion  at Holy Family Parish’s Sacred Heart Church March 7-10 at various times. The 40 hours will conclude Sunday, March 10, with a Eucharistic procession and benediction starting at 3 p.m.
MISSIONS
Washington — Father Greg Bramlage will present the mission “Christ’s Healing Love” at St. James Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12. The first evening will focus on deepening participants’   relationship with Christ. The second evening will focus on deliverance from evil. The final evening will include a healing prayer service and adoration.
RETREATS
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will hold the following events. On March 14 is “Come to the Quiet” from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee: $20. On March 15-16 from 7 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday is the men’s retreat “Finding God in My Daily Life” with Father Michael Schaab. Fee: $100. On March 20 is “Labyrinth in Clay” from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with Sister Kathleen Storms, SSND. Learn how to take a meditative walk through the labyrinth and create a clay finger labyrinth. Fee $20. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
Clinton —  Peace Soup, a series offering community and discussion, is taking place at St. Boniface Hall on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. through March 19. A meal of soup and bread will precede a presentation on the theme of “Faith’s Response to Violence.” On March 12 is “Wage Injustice in the Workforce.”
Clinton — Knights of Columbus hold fish fries at St. Boniface Hall on Fridays through March 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost for fried or baked fish is $8 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12, and free for children three and younger. Cost for seven jumbo shrimp is $9.
Cosgrove — The annual Cosgrove blood drive at St. Peter’s Church Hall is March 14 from 3-7 p.m. St. Peter’s Altar and Rosary Society will help sponsor this cause. Contact person is Trish Rohret at (319) 545-2086 or trish@southslope.net for appointments.
Davenport — The Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir Ensemble will be presenting a Lenten concert on March 24 at 3 p.m. in the cathedral, 422 E. 10th St. This free program will feature William Byrd’s “Passion of St. John,” plus other Lenten pieces. The Cathedral is located at 422 E. 10th Street in Davenport.  A handicap-accessible entrance is located at the east (LeClaire Street) entrance.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish holds Lenten fish fries March 8, 15 and 22 from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $3 for children. Desserts cost $1.
Grinnell — Knights of Columbus hold fish fries in St. Mary’s religious education center on Fridays through March 22 from 5-7 p.m. Menu includes fish, potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-14 and free for children 4 and younger.
Iowa City — A bake sale will take place at St. Wenceslaus Church March 23 from 8-11 a.m. There will be kolaches, cinnamon rolls, complimentary coffee, and Scrip.
Iowa City — St. Mary Parish’s Knights of Columbus hold Lenten fish fries at the KC Family Center on Fridays through March 22 from 5-7 p.m.  Catfish, shrimp and salmon dinners are $10 each; extra fish or shrimp is $3. Shrimp and catfish baskets are available for $8. Cheese pizza meals are $4.  After dinner, Euchre tournaments will take place for $5 per person.  For more information, call (319) 341-9097.
Oxford — A Knights of Columbus fish supper will take place March 15 at St. Mary Hall from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.
Washington — St. James School invites people to Jukebox Saturday Night at the Royal Sock Hop on March 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The fundraiser will include ‘50s music, a silent and live auction, and dancing. For dinner reservations (tickets $60 each), contact Kathleen Brinning at (319) 863-3806 or skbrinning@ Cloudburst9.net. Times are 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. For more information, or to sponsor this event, please contact Amy Vetter at (319) 863-3423 or avetter@ wchc.org or Amanda Kleese, sponsorship, at (319) 461-1050 or ackleese@yahoo.com.
West Liberty — St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries March 8 and 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $4.50 for people younger than 13.

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