SAU CFDD
Mar 192014
 

CONFERENCES
Davenport – Father Bill Kneemiller has reserved a chartered bus for March 29, headed to St. Francis Parish in West Des Moines for the Iowa Men’s Conference. The bus will leave from Davenport, with a stop at St. Patrick Parish in Iowa City to pick up participants. The trip costs $30 for travelers leaving from Davenport and $22 for Iowa City travelers. For more information, call Fr. Kneemiller at (563) 321-0124.

EDUCATIONAL
Bettendorf – People are welcome to a Life in the Spirit Seminar over seven Thursdays, through April 10, from 7-9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Chur­ch. The seminar consists of presentations, small group sharing, prayer and music. For more information, email CircleOfLovePrayerGroup@gmail.com.
Clinton – Peace Soup sessions will take place at St. Boniface Center, 2520 Pershing Boulevard, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. during Lent. The events include free soup suppers and presentations on world religions and their paths to peacemaking. March 25 is Judaism, April 1 is Islam and April 8 is Christianity.
Davenport – On March 27, Father Robert Grant will present “Ecocide: Violence and the Environment” at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University.
Davenport – Journalist and author Cokie Roberts will visit St. Ambrose Univer­sity’s Christ the King Chapel March 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. She will speak about founding mothers and courageous Sisters in U.S. history.
Iowa City – The Knights of Columbus of St. Wenceslaus Parish invite people to the second annual Culture of Life Dinner with several speakers at the parish hall March 29 at 5 p.m. For more information, call David Fetzer at (319) 400-5695.
LeClaire – “Death Over Dinner,” an overview of advance care planning for health care, is April 8 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. at Our Lady of River Parish. Learn the difference between a living will, advance directive, power of attorney, Iowa Physician Order for Scope of Treatment and more. Pizza will be served.

LITURGY/PRAYER
Bettendorf – Bill Grothus invites people to a peaceful hour of prayer and witness to recognize marriage as a union of one man and one woman. The hour will begin on March 22 at noon at the corner of Happy Joe Drive and Middle Road.
Davenport — A healing Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 20 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Confessions start at 6 p.m, praise music at 6:30 p.m and  Mass at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Des Moines County – An Introduction to Centering Prayer is taking place at churches in Burlington, Dodge­ville and West Burlington during Lent. Ruth Skeens facilitates. The next session is March 23, 8:45 a.m., St. John Church, Burlington. For a full schedule, visit http://ssjohnpaulburl.org.

RETREATS
Clinton – People are invited to a Lenten retreat, “Moving Into Compassion – Embracing Our Lepers,” at The Canticle on March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Sister Nancy Miller, OSF, will facilitate. Suggested donation is $25 (includes lunch). Reg­ister at www.clintonfranciscans.com or (563) 242-7611.
Coralville – St. Thomas More Parish’s Lenten renewal/retreat is March 31 to April 2.  Brother Robert Sylvester, JD, C.S.C. will present.  The theme is taken from Ash Wednesday’s Epistle reading:  “We are ambassadors for Christ.”  Br. Bob, a former lawyer on Capitol Hill, is currently in ministry helping people integrate their faith into work. All sessions are open to the public. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, call (319) 337-2173.
Davenport – Eagles’ Wings will hold a Lenten retreat day April 3. “A Cloud of Witnesses” is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch provided. There will be talks, afternoon prayer and silent meditation. Registration is $10: call (563) 324-7263.

SOCIALS
Bettendorf – St. John Vianney Parish will host a “first Friday” fish dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on April 4 in the SJV Activity Center. Baked fish or a fish taco dinner is $8; a grilled cheese meal costs $3 and desserts are $1.
Blue Grass – St. Andrew Parish’s annual garage sale will be March 21 from 4-8 p.m. and March 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 333 W. Lotte St. If you have questions, call Mary Nelson at (563) 381-2781 or Jeanie Ferring at (563) 381-4604.
Clinton – All Fridays through April 11, St. Edwards Knights of Columbus Council will hold fish fries from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall, 2520 Pershing Blvd. Cost for meals of white fish is $9 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 years old and free for children younger than 3. Seven jumbo shrimp cost $10.
Davenport – St. Alphonsus Parish will hold fish fries on Fridays through April 11 from 4-7 p.m. Meal is $9 for adults and $3 for children. Desserts cost $1.
Davenport – Genesis Foundations in Faith Community Nursing will hold a dedication service March 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Genesis Medical Office Building 2 (East Campus). Twelve students (including nurses, social workers and a physical therapy assistant) will be anointed as health ministers. The dedication service is the culmination of a 35-hour program.
Fort Madison – The Century Strong gala with a fundraising dinner, concert and auction for Holy Trinity Catholic Schools is March 22 at 6 p.m. at Roling Hall. Tickets cost $50 and are available at the school offices. Holy Trinity is soliciting sponsorship donations. For more information, contact Devel­op­ment Director Lori Wilson at (319) 371-4028.
Grinnell – The Knights of Columbus will hold fish fries on Fridays during Lent from 5-7 p.m. in the religious education center. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-14, free for children 4 and younger, or $20 for a family. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships.
Iowa City – The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary Parish will hold fish fries at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road, on Fridays through April 11 from 5-7 p.m. Catfish dinners are $12; shrimp and salmon dinners are $10 each.   For more information, call (319) 341-9097 or e-mail kofc842@gmail.com.
Mechanicsville – On March 30, St. Mary Parish will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and live auction at 12:30 p.m. in the church basement. For more information, call Ryan Crock at (319) 533-1999.
Mount Pleasant – A trivia night will be at 7 p.m. on April 12 at St. Alphonsus Manning Hall, 607 S. Jackson Street.  Reserve a table of eight or an individual spot by April 1. Cost per person is $10. Sandwiches will be available for a freewill donation along with beverages. The evening will include a silent auction, mulligans, and door prizes. Cash prizes for top three teams will be awarded. For more information or to make reservations, contact the parish office at (319) 385-8410.
Muscatine – The Knights of Columbus will hold a shrimp or catfish dinner at Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School beginning at 5 p.m. Fridays during Lent (excluding Good Friday). Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5.
West Liberty – The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph’s Parish will hold fish fries on March 28 and April 11 in the Parish Life Center.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5.

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