Upcoming events

CONFERENCES
West Des Moines — “Faith for the Journey,” the first Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference, will be held March 23 at Dowling Catholic High School. The bilingual event will include speakers, breakout sessions, music, adoration, the sacrament of reconciliation and Mass. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for high school juniors/seniors and college students. Visit www.iowacatholicmens conference.com to register.
EDUCATIONAL
Burlington – On March 20, Father Marty Goetz will celebrate a teaching Mass at the CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) in the Notre Dame High School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. He will explain why Catholics do what they do at Mass. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Clinton —  Peace Soup is taking place at St. Boniface Hall at 6 p.m. March 19. A meal of soup and bread will precede the presentation “Healing Violence Through Faith.” Sister Eileen Golby, OSF, will lead the discussion, which will feature a presentation by Todd and Shelley Siefert.
Clinton – Yashar Vasef, executive director of the Iowa United Nations Association, will address the role of the United Nations, the relationship between the U.S. and Iran and the current humanitarian crisis in Syria. Vasef will speak at a free, public forum at The Canticle March 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Davenport — “Just” Soup 2 will be presented in St. Anthony Parish Center this Lent. 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.” The evening begins with a simple bowl of soup at 6 p.m. Talks continue until 7:30 p.m. Registration is appreciated. Call (563) 322-3303.
LITURGY/PRAYER
Bettendorf — People will pray for healing of victims of abortion on Good Friday, March 29, at noon on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood on Tech Drive. For more information, call Jeanne at (563) 355-4188.
Clinton – All are welcome to vespers at The Canticle with the Sisters of St. Francis at 6 p.m. on Sundays through March 24.
Davenport — ­Bishop Martin Amos will celebrate Mass for the Election of a Pope at Our Lady of Victory Church at 7 p.m. on March 14. If a new pope is elected by that date, the bishop will instead celebrate the Mass for the (New) Pope.
Davenport — A SWAP (Soaking With A Purpose) prayer meeting will take place March 22 at 7 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings, 5816 Telegraph Road.
Davenport – A healing Mass will be celebrated March 21 at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7 p.m. Confessions begin at 6 p.m.
PILGRIMAGES
West Burlington – Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, Wis., on April 24. The bus leaves West Burlington Mall at 6 a.m. and will stop in Davenport at the CASI parking lot to pick up passengers. Cost for the bus and lunch is $55. Chaplain will be Father David Steinle. Pilgrims will return at 10:30 p.m. Call Connie Trautner at (319) 754-7924 or Suzanne Brueck at (319) 208-9825 for more information or to register by April 8.
RETREATS
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will hold the following events. 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. On March 27-30 from Wednesday at 7 p.m. to Saturday at 11 a.m. is Easter Triduum in Prayer and Celebration. There is a morning reflection each day, liturgies in a neighboring town and Holy Thursday Seder Meal. Fee: $150. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.
SOCIALS
Clinton — At the Catholic Historical Center at St. Boniface, members of Solon Methodist Church will present “The Living Last Supper” on March 24 at 3 p.m. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, call (319) 624-2288.
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.
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.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish holds Lenten fish fries March 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. 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.
Mechanicsville — St. Mary Parish will hold lunch at noon and an auction at 12:30 p.m. April 7 at the church. Funds raised go to the second phase of the roof project. For more information, call Ryan Crock at (319) 533-1999.
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.
Rock Island, Ill. — St. Patrick Society Grand Parade XXVIII will start at 11:30 a.m. March 16 in Rock Island and end at 12:30 p.m. in Davenport.
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 a fish fry March 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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