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Columbus Junction — A bilingual Healing Mass will take place at St. Joseph Church Sept. 5. Confessions will be heard 6 to 6:45 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m., and eucharistic adoration and prayers for healing following Mass.
Davenport — Sacred Heart Parish is hosting a Healing Mass, Aug. 22. Confessions start at 6 p.m., praise music at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7:10 p.m.
Davenport — The annual St. Alphonsus retreat will take place Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. The theme is “A God of Renewal and Passion for His Church.” The cost is $10, and includes a light lunch and beverages. Registration and fee can be sent to St. Alphonsus Church, 2618 Boies Avenue, Davenport, IA 52802 or call Laura Patton at (563) 940-1873.
Rock Island, Ill. — Single Catholic women ages 22 to 50 are invited to learn about religous life at a retreat Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at St. Mary Monastery. Catho-lic Sisters from six different communities in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin will be present. No cost. Reserve a spot by contacting Sister Stefanie (309) 283-2300 or
Wheatland — Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is hosting Cooking up a Storm Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., learn to prepare earth-friendly and health friendly foods from scratch, cost is $25. To register for either event contact: (563) 336-8414 or
Cedar Rapids — Catholic journalist and author Kerry Weber will speak about her book “Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirst, Visit the Imprisoned and Keep Your Day Job” at Mount Mercy University’s Chapel of Mercy Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Space is limited; RSVP required. Visit https://mtmercy. to RSVP.
Clinton — Emily Brabham, candidate with the Sisters of St. Francis and the director of youth ministry at St. Francis Xavier Parish in La Grange, Ill., will make a presentation at The Canticle Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. She will focus on the different forms of povery she encountered while on a mission immersion trip to Nairobi, Kenya.
Bettendorf — Brighter Dawns is hosting a family fair fundraising event Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rivermont Collegiate. Bounce houses, face painting and bake sale available, $5 admission, 5 and under free. All proceeds go towards non-for-profit Brighter Dawns mission to provide access to clean water for the people of Bangladesh.
Clinton — The Franciscan Peace Center’s Social Justice Film Fest continues on Aug. 21 with “The End of Poverty.” The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Canticle. No charge. For more information visit www. Clinton Fran­ciscans. com or call (563) 242-7611.
Cosgrove — St. Peter Parish is hosting its annual Pork Day Aug. 24. Polka Mass is 11 a.m., meal 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a variety of games. Tractor pull starts at 1 p.m., auction at 2 p.m.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting a parish festival Aug. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. Concession stand, children and adult games, inflatables, a raffle, country store and entertainment will be offered.
Davenport — The Father Ken Martin Golf Outing will take place Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m. at Emeis Golf Course. Dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Regis­tration leaflets will be included in upcoming Davenport and Betten­dorf Catholic parish bulletins. For information call Jim or Diane Tiedje at (563) 391-2820.
Davenport — Assump­tion High School is hosting a Century Club membership and steak fry Aug. 23 in the Assumption courtyard. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to all Century Club members. Yearly membership for Century Club members is $100, or $200 for gold membership. Those interested in becoming Century Club members may contact Bill Bush at (563) 349-1241 or
Georgetown — St. Patrick Parish is hosting its annual God’s Portion Weekend Aug. 30-31. Golf tourney on Aug. 30 starts at 9:30 a.m. with 8:45 a.m. check in at Albia Country Club. Pre-register by Aug 25 at (641) 777-9687. On Aug. 31 a Mass will take place at St. Patrick at 10 a.m., followed by a roast beef and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Country store, kids games, geneaology booth and silent auction will take place all afternoon. A live auction will take place on the south lawn at 1:30 p.m.
Petersville — Immaculate Conception Parish is hosting a beef and pork dinner Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults pay $8, children under 12 pay $4. Carry outs welcome. Country store and raffle will be offered. Mass begins at 11 a.m.
Riverside — St. Mary Parish is hosting its annual Labor Day celebration Sept. 1. Food will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; options include pork chop dinner for $11 advance or $12 at door; fried chicken dinner $10 advance or $11 at door; hot dog kid’s meal $5 advance or $6 at door, and kids under 5 eat free hot dog meal. Purchase tickets in advance by calling (319) 648-4149 and leave a message. Festivities include crafts, farmer’s market, bingo, kids’ games including an obstacle course and 1 p.m. tractor pull, auction, and raffle. Grand prize for raffle is $1,500.
Solon — St. Mary Parish is hosting its Harvest Festival Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pork and chicken dinners to be served. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. Children and family activities, a country store and silent auction will be offered. $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a Kinnick Stadium Suite for the Hawkeye’s Nov. 1 football game. Contact St. Mary’s Church at (319) 624-2228 for tickets and more information.

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