Bettendorf – Deacon John Weber will hold a Scripture study on the Parables of Christ on Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 26 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. You do not need to pre-register; just come with your Bible. There is no cost for these informal classes. For more information, call (563) 332-7638.
Burlington – The CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) will be open in the Notre Dame School cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 30 as Josh Stevens and Diane Mahoney present “Make a Joyful Noise.”
Davenport – The Biblical Counseling Class will meet Oct. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Eagles’ Wings. Topics will be, “Caught in the Middle, Children of Divorce” and “What would Jesus think and do? Understanding the way of Christ.” Cost is $40. To attend, call (563) 324-7263.
Davenport — A Biblical Walk through the Mass to enhance participation in the Mass will be offered the first Thursday of each month from November through April in the St. Anthony Parish Center. The service is from 6:30-8 p.m. each month. The Adult Faith Formation Committee is offering the series so that people can know what Catholics say and do each week at Mass and gain understanding of the Mass. The walk is a five-part DVD series and will be led by various people from the faith formation committee.
Iowa City – Rebecca Rethwisch, a student at the University of Minnesota, will speak at the Journeys in Faith Speaker’s Forum Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Student Center. Her presentation is entitled: “Personal Experience for World Youth Day, 2013: The Universal Hunger for Truth.” For more information, contact the Newman Center at (319) 337-3106.
Oskaloosa – A healing Mass will be celebrated Nov. 6 at St. Mary Church. Confessions are at 6 p.m., rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. Adoration, praise and worship follow Mass.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings will host a Soaking With a Purpose prayer meeting on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The meeting includes praise and worship, Scripture meditation and soaking in God’s quiet presence.
Camanche — Church of the Visitation’s Altar and Rosary holiday bazaar will take place Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a quilt raffle, bake sale, silent auction, holiday items, local arts and crafts and lunch of homemade soups and hot sandwiches.
Davenport — Our Lady of Victory Parish’s Christmas Carousel Bazaar will be at John F. Kennedy Catholic School Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes gifts, crafts, ornaments, fall items, a candy shop and bake sale, toys, an American Doll raffle and raffle for cash prizes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Davenport – The Assumption High School class of 2014 is hosting a spaghetti supper Nov. 3 from 4-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
Davenport – Quad Cities Interfaith is holding its fifth annual fundraising breakfast on Nov. 7 in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the event will run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling (563) 322-4910.
Davenport – St. Mary Parish’s annual bazaar is the weekend of Nov. 9-10 at the church hall. Saturday is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7. Sunday is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with an authentic Mexican breakfast for $7. There will be a bake sale, raffle, trash and treasure, vintage aprons and linens, knitting and sewing items, and a Christmas booth.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Parish’s annual craft show is Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2626 Boies Ave. There will be a raffle for a queen-size cathedral windows quilt. Handmade lap quilts, stained glass, greeting cards, jewelry, floral arrangements, candles, baked goods and more will be sold. There will be cinnamon rolls and coffee for breakfast. Lunch will cost $5. Call Pat Sigler at (563) 343-5902 with questions or to be in the craft show.
Davenport – Our Lady of Victory Youth Ministry is hosting a family bus trip to downtown Chicago on Nov. 30. There are 56 seats available and the cost per seat is $25. This trip is open to anyone. To sign up, contact Tommy Fallon at email@example.com or (563) 391-8384.
Fort Madison – Holy Trinity Catholic God’s Portion Day will take place the weekend of Oct. 26-27 at the junior/senior high school. Saturday begins with a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. A live auction begins at 7 p.m., and a spirit booth is open from 6-9 p.m. Sunday’s schedule is: 7-11 a.m. breakfast; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. baked goods room, country store, knick knack room, spirit booth; 8:30 a.m. Mass in the gym; 10 a.m. live auction; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. silent auction; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. spirit booth; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drive 4 UR School fundraiser; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. lunch and dinner; 1 p.m. student presentations; 1:30-3 p.m. Kids’ Zone; 7 p.m. 50/50 raffle drawing.
Iowa City – St. Patrick Parish’s annual bazaar will be Oct. 26 from 3-6 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a bake sale and raffle for a handmade quilt. Tea towels, doll clothes, blankets, gloves and more will be for sale. For more information, call Joan at (319) 358-7605.
Keota – Holy Trinity Parish’s harvest dinner with turkey and ham is Nov. 3 at St. Mary’s Parish Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade candy will be for sale. A raffle will take place. Tickets are available at the door.
Knoxville – St. Anthony Parish’s fall dinner is Nov. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and younger.
Melcher – Sacred Heart Parish’s fall dinner is Oct. 27 beginning at 11 a.m.
Nichols – St. Mary Parish’s auction and luncheon is Nov. 3. Silent auction will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; regular auction follows. Doors open at the parish hall at 11:30 a.m. for lunch of chicken and noodles, sandwiches and more.
North English – St. Joseph Parish’s Altar & Rosary Society will be sponsoring a salad luncheon and silent auction Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in the church hall. Bidding will follow the luncheon.
Ottumwa — St. Patrick Parish’s fall dinner is Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8 for persons 10 and older, $4 for children ages 4-9, and free for children 3 and younger. A quilt raffle will take place at 1 p.m.
Richmond – Holy Trinity Parish’s fall pork loin and beef dinner is Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10 and free for children younger than 5. The day includes a country store, silent auction, live auction and raffle. Items include an Archer’s $250 gift certificate, handmade coffee table and more. For more information about the raffle and auction items or to donate, call Joyce Mattes at (319) 656-3276 or Karen Brandt at (319) 656-3726.