Upcoming events

CONFERENCES
Iowa City — The Diocese of Davenport’s Catholic Young Adult Network invites 18-39-year-olds to its second annual young adult conference, “Called and Chosen,” on Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Patrick Church, Iowa City, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 (includes lunch). Reg­istration deadline is  Sept. 16. For a flyer with a registration form, visit www.davenportcyan.org or email davenportcyan@gmail.com.

EDUCATIONAL
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) opens for a second season in the Notre Dame School cafeteria on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:45 p.m. as Father David Steinle presents “Why Do Catholics Do That?” Child care is provided.
Coralville – St. Thomas More Parish will offer the following Bible studies. On Sundays from 6–8 p.m. is a study and fellowship for couples. This 10-week course on Exodus from the Ascension Press Bible Timeline series will begin Sept. 8 in the multi-purpose room.  On Mondays from 9:30–11 a.m. beginning Sept. 16 is a 10-week course on James from Ascension Press. On Mondays from 7–8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 is a 10-week study called A Quick Journey Through the Bible from Ascension Press in the multi-purpose room. For more information or to register, contact Carol at (319) 338-9290 or jclyon5@msn.com
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will continue the biblical counseling series on Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Participants will view and discuss the videos “Hope Focused Marriage Counseling” and “Divorce Recovery, Starting Over Again.” Registration is $40: call (563) 324-7263.

LITURGY/PRAYER
Davenport – All are invited to the Davenport Deanery Year of Faith celebration Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Bishop Martin Amos will lead Evening Prayer, the official prayer of the Church. Knights of Columbus councils for the deanery will host a cookout on the lawn north of the cathedral following the celebration.
Davenport – A healing Mass will be celebrated at Eagles’ Wings at 1 p.m. Sept. 10.

MEETINGS
Bettendorf – An Understanding Grief Educational Program will take place at St. John Vianney Church in the Vianney Room for seven Tuesdays beginning Sept. 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. Presenter is Gail Votroubek of Genesis Hospice Ber­ea­vement. An RSVP is helpful: call Nancy McBride at (563) 355-5766.
Davenport – Soaking With a Purpose prayer meetings will take place at Eagles’ Wings on Sept. 13 and 27 at 7 p.m.

RETREATS
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will offer a retreat day, “My Beautiful One,” on Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This silent, directed retreat will focus on “The lover and his beloved” using the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. There will be creative art, journaling, and group sharing. Bring a Bible, journal and sack lunch. Registration is $35: call Cyndi at (563) 323-9945.
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 —  Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat invites people to the following events.  On Sept. 10 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. is “Teaching Children to Live as Jesus Lived” with Sister Roberta Brich, CHM. Learn to help children cooperate, take responsibility and promote family peace. Fee: $15. On Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is “Come to the Quiet.” Fee: $20. To register, call (563) 336-8414 or email olpretreat@gmail.com.

SOCIALS
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– Church of the Visitation will hold a breakfast fundraiser Sept. 22 from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 per adult and $3 per child age 6-12. Kids 5 and younger eat free. Menu will include pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage and more. For more information, call (563) 259-1188.
Coralville – Mothers of Young Children (MOYC) invites moms to its 2013-14 kickoff event: a social mixer on Sept. 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church. Participants will learn more about MOYC and be able to enroll as a member for $20. For more information, contact Rachel Fehr at (636) 448-7499 or fehrgirl30@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/moycic.
Davenport – A trivia night will take place at Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Center Sept. 14.  Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, tables of eight. Mulligans, door prizes and babysitting will be available. The high school youth group will sell walking tacos and drinks. Proceeds will help send parish youths to the 2013 National Catholic Youth Con­ference.  For reservations or more information, call Dori Hesse at (309) 764-6909 or (309) 912-1611.
Davenport – A bus trip to Sinsinawa, Wis., will honor the venerable Father Samuel Mazzu­chelli. The bus tour leaves St. Anthony Church at 8 a.m. Sept. 18 and returns by 6 p.m. The trip includes visits to the Dominican Sisters’ museum and rosary chapel in Sinsinawa; St. Augustine Church in New Diggings, Wis.; and St. Patrick Church in Benton, Wis. For $40 reservations, call (563) 355-7874.
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 the event. To reserve a table, call (563) 322-4910.
DeWitt – St. Joseph Parish will hold its Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 3–7 p.m. A beef and pork dinner will cost $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Carry-outs are available: call (563) 659-3514, ext. 124 after 1 p.m. the day of the festival. The event includes bingo, a raffle, bake sale, pop walk, farmers market, children’s games and silent auction.
East Pleasant Plain – Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Parish invites people to its annual bazaar on Sept. 15. Mass is at 9:30 a.m. A buffet dinner with chicken and pork loin is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3 to 12 years, and free for children younger than 3. A large auction starts at 1 p.m. The day includes a country store, crafts, baked goods, a raffle, Larry’s Horse & Carriage rides, silent auction, kids’ games and a caramel apple booth.
Lone Tree – St. Mary’s fall auction is Sept. 22 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Silent auction runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. Regular auction follows at 1 p.m. People may bid on homemade pies, cakes and crafts.
Mechanicsville – St. Mary Parish will hold its annual ice cream social and country store on Sept. 22 in the parish hall from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 3 and younger. A meal will be served. The event includes crafts, baked goods and a quilt raffle.
Sigourney – St. Mary Parish’s fall festival is Sept. 15 at St. Mary Hall. A smoked pork chop meal – hamburger or chicken for kids – will be served from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $10 at the door or $5 for children 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. Raffle tickets for a hand-made quilt are $1 for one, $5 for six or $10 for 12. Tickets for a cash/gift card drawing are $5. Day includes children’s games. St. Mary Sampler cookbooks will be on sale for $15 at the door.
Solon – St. Mary Parish will hold its Harvest Festival on Sept. 22. A pork and chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Purchase tickets at weekend Masses, the parish office or at the door. Carry-outs will be available. The day includes children’s and family activities, a country store, silent auction. There will be a raffle with a first prize of a Kinnick Stadium suite for Oct. 26. Raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20.

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