Aug 072013

Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport invites pastoral leaders to the 2013 August Gathering, “Building Bridges,” at St. Patrick Church Aug. 16. The event will explore how to engage people in living the faith, coach parents and form the family. Guest speaker will be Leisa Anslinger. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., and the first session begins at 10 a.m. Closing is at 2:45 p.m. Cost is $25 (includes lunch). Regis­tration deadline is Aug. 9. For more information, contact Mary Wieser at or (563) 888-4241.
Clinton County – Healing Masses with anointing of the sick will be celebrated Aug 10. at 4:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s in Delmar, Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Mary & Joseph in Sugar Creek, Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. at Assumption & St. Patrick in Charlotte, and Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception in Petersville.
Davenport – A healing Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. at Eagles’ Wings.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Parish invites people to a day of retreat with Father Bob Miller on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with services at 3 p.m.  The retreat is titled: “Journeying with Jesus through Human Desires and Holy Longings” and will take place in the church and St. Clements Hall. Fee with meal included is $10. To register, call Laura Patton at (563) 940-1873. Deadline is Sept. 7.
Wheatland – The annual “Spirit of the Prairie” retreat is Aug. 25 from 3–6 p.m.  at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave. The event includes local food, wine, beers and entertainment, tours and a silent auction of gift baskets. Cost is $40 per person. Proceeds benefit The Prairie Retreat scholarship fund. Parking and shuttle service will be available at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport. Call (563) 323-9466 to make reservations.
Wheatland —  Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events. From Aug. 11-17 is a retreat for Sisters or Brothers: “Continuing Growth in Our Vocation” with Marty Pable, OFM Cap. Fee: $350. On Aug. 19 or 20 (select one date) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is “A God of Renewal and Passion” with Father Bob Miller, pastor of St. Dorothy Church, Chicago, and Mark Nimo. Participants  will use Scripture and history to study the Lord’s spiritual renewal past, present and future. Fee: $30. On Aug. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Come to the Quiet.” Fee: $20. To register for these events, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail. com.
Bettendorf – Knights of Columbus St. Bernadette Council 15430 of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will host a rib and sweet corn dinner at the parish activity center on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for a kids’ meal. Carry-outs are available. Proceeds will help parish youths attend the National Catholic Youth Con­ference. For ticket information, call Ed at (563) 320-1562.
Bettendorf — Many Hands for Haiti is sponsoring a Pizza Ranch tip night on Monday, Aug. 19, 5-9 p.m. at Pizza Ranch at 880 Lincoln Road. Parishioners from Our Lady of Victory and Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport did mission work in Haiti last fall and want to help the upcoming Thrive for 5 program in Pignon, Haiti. MH4H provides over 400,000 meals annually, and the new program will provide meals, immunization and nutrition education. The Pizza Ranch will donate 10 percent of sales and tips that night to MH4H.
Bettendorf – The Women’s Choice Center of the Quad-Cities is inviting families to a Summer Family Cele­bration and Movie Night Aug. 10, at the Bill Bowe Bandshell at Veterans Memorial Park.  People will watch “Escape from Planet Earth.” Festivities will begin at 8 p.m., with the movie starting at 9 p.m. A bounce house and playground will be available for children. Popcorn, lemonade and ice water will be served.
Burlington – Rep­resentatives of KCDM – Know Christ’s Divine Mercy 98.3 FM will kick off a fundraising campaign for the Catholic radio station at Burlington and West Burlington parishes the weekend of Aug. 10-11. The station aims to raise $51,000 to move its studio from the aging, former St. Patrick School building to Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School in Burlington and update technology and equipment. For more information, call (319) 752-9560 or visit
Cosgrove – On Sunday, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m., the Knights of Columbus will host a family picnic at Wald­schmidt Hall.  Meat and drinks will be provided. If you will attend, call Don Saxton at (319) 828-4778 or Jack Ruth at (319) 337-6295.
Davenport – People are invited to help initiate the fire pit at Eagles’ Wings at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 with a cook-out and pot blessing. Bring your own meat to put on the grill or a hot dog and fork and a dish to pass. Eagles’ Wings will provide table service. Plan to roast marshmallows and sing around the camp fire. Bring a lawn chair and roasting fork.
Davenport – Quad Cities Interfaith will hold a trivia night fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall (first floor), 1111 W. 35th St. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the event starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $80 for a table of eight. There will be a 50/50 raffle and basket raffle. Bring your own food; all beverages must be purchased at event. To reserve a table, call (563) 322-4910.
Davenport – The St. Alphonsus Parish Festival at Birchwood and Boies avenues will be Saturday, Aug. 24, from 5-9 p.m. A pork loin dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. will cost $7. There will be a concession stand, games for children and adults, inflatables, a raffle, country store and entertainment.
Davenport – A raffle to support youth scholarships and education programs, continued education, mission trips and youth ministry is under way at St. Anthony Parish. The drawing will be Aug. 25 with the grand prize being a 2013 SRT Viper coupe or $100,000 cash. Tickets are $125 each or three for $300. For more information or to get an order form visit Deadline is noon Aug. 23.
Davenport – The 2013 Fr. Ken Martin Golf Outing & Dinner will be held Aug. 28 at Emeis Golf Course at 12:30 p.m., followed by dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Pro­ceeds go to the Assum­ption Foundation for K-12 Catholic Schools to provide an emergency scholarship fund for families in crisis situations. For a registration form, email or call Jim Tiedje at (563) 391-2820.
Davenport — St. Ambrose University invites high school and transfer students and their families to Iowa Private College Week, ending Aug. 9. Campus tours and free informational sessions about the admissions process and financial aid will be held twice daily, beginning at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Current students, faculty and staff will share insights about academic programs and campus life. A free cookout lunch is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information or to register, contact the admissions office at (800) 383-2627 or (563) 333-6300, or go to
Goose Lake — Assumption & St. Patrick Parish in Charlotte is hosting a beef and pork dinner on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 3-7 p.m. The event will be held at the Millennium Ballroom in Goose Lake. Carry-outs are available. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger.  There will also be a gift basket silent auction, children’s games, bingo and a country store.
Knoxville – St. Anthony Parish will hold a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger.
Petersville – Immaculate Conception Parish invites people to a beef and pork dinner on Sunday, Aug. 25, with serving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Carry-outs will be available. The event includes a country store and raffle. All are welcome.

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