Sep 252014

Davenport — St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery will showcase the work of Brian Borchardt and Erick Wolfmeyer through Oct. 24. The show will feature handmade books and quilts., and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the gallery at (563) 333-6444 or go to
Davenport — St. John XXIII fraternity of the Secular Fanciscan Order is hosting a Transitus Prayer Service Oct. 3, 7 p.m. at St. Mary Parish. The Transitus occurs on the eve of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Members will be available afterward to provide information about the Secular Franciscan Order. For more information, please call Kent Ferris at (563) 299-6107.
Davenport — Eagles’ Wings will host SWAP (Soaking with a Purpose) prayer meeting Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. The chapel will be open at 6:30 p.m. for quiet prayer.
Iowa City — St. Mary Parish is offering a study of Father Jacque Philippe’s book “Time for God” — a book on prayer — from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 30 to Nov. 4 in preparation for his talks during early Lent 2015. The first hour each week will be a discussion of the book in the church hall, and the last 30 minutes will be an opportunity for personal prayer in St. Mary Church.
Muscatine — Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish is hosting a public square rosary rally Oct. 11 at 11:45 a.m. on the church steps for song, the Angleus, the holy rosary and the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Hay una plaza pública rosario rally en los escalones de la iglesia de St. Mathias 11 de Oct. a 11:45 a.m. únase a uds. para la canción, el ángelus, el santo rosary y la letanía de la Santísma Virgen María.
Coralville — Young adults from across the diocese are invited to CYAN (Catholic Young Adult Network) for a BBQ, games and fellowship. The event is Oct. 4 from 1-5 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish. The day will end with Mass at 5:15 p.m.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting a beer and food pairing event in the former school cafeteria Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Altar and Rosary in conjunction with the Holy Name Society. Cost for the event is $12 per adult. For more information, please contact Rita Wacker at (563) 284-3060.
Davenport — St. Alphonsus Altar and Rosary Society is hosting a craft sale Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Education Center cafeteria. Admission free, table rental for vendors is $25. Contact Kathy Jones (563) 332-6570 or the St. Alphonsus office (563) 322-0987 with questions or to reserve a table.
Houghton — St. John Parish is hosting its annual harvest festival Sept. 28 at Knights of Columbus Hall. A roast beef dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Carry outs, as well as a bake sale and crafts will be available. An auction will take place at 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there will be a raffle with top prize being a John Deere Gator or $8,000. Drawing will take place at about 3 p.m. To purchase a ticket contact Cindy at (319) 470-176 or
Iowa City — St. Wenceslaus Parish is hosting a fall turkey dinner Oct. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults pay $10, children 4-10 pay $4, and 4 years and under eat free. Raffle items available. Visit for more information.
Iowa City — Catholic apologist Tim Staples will present a series of talks on “Energizing Your Faith” Oct. 25 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with rosary at 8 a.m. Talks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. To register go to or call the church office (319) 337-4957.
Lone Tree — St. Mary Parish’s fall auction and luncheon will take place Sept. 28 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Silent Auction 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; regular auction begins at 1 p.m. Lunch served starting at 11 a.m.
Lovilia — St. Peter Parish is hosting a fall dinner and auction Oct. 12. Meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes choice of roast beef or ham. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 4 to 12 years old, and free to kids 3 years old and under. A live auction will take place at 1 p.m. Guests can also enjoy a silent auction, country market, games, and a raffle for $1,000 in cash prizes. To purchase raffle tickets email
Melrose — St. Patrick Parish is hosting its annual Fall Dinner and Auction Sept. 28. Mass at 10 a.m., roast beef meal to follow. Carry-outs available – call (641) 777-6203. Country Store, Craft Items, Raffle and Cash Drawings available. Auction begins at 1 p.m.
Oskaloosa — St. Mary Parish is hosting a Catholic Cafe talk featuring Bishop Martin Amos on Sept. 28 at 9:15 a.m. Bishop Amos will speak on his hobbies and how they tie in with his faith and give him a break from constant work. Coffee, juice and donuts will be served.
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 Stadium Suite for the Hawkeye’s Nov. 1 football game. Contact St. Mary’s Church at (319) 624-2228 for tickets and more information.
Tipton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a Christmas Bazaar Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, cookie walk, and food stand.
Victor — St. Bridget Parish is hosting a chicken and ham supper Sept. 21 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Adults pay $10, children pay $5. The event will include a country store with homemade goods, a silent auction and a quilt raffle.
Wellman — St. Joseph Parish is hosting a pork loin and turkey buffet-style dinner Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A country store will sell homemade noodles and baked goods. Carry-out available. Live auction begins at 1:30 p.m.
West Burlington  —  Ss. Mary & Patrick Parish is hosting a fall festival Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Roast pork and turkey dinner with homemade pie is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Event includes a country store, cash raffle and children games.
Wilton — St. Mary Parish is hosting a fall bazaar Oct. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. Ham and turkey dinner will be served. Cost for the dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10 years old, and free for ages 4 and under. Carry-outs available. The event will in-clude country store crafts, grab bags, home made candies and goodies.

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